An architectural wonder of the bygone era, Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the main attractions that one can look for in the city of Jaisalmer. The Patwon Ki Haveli is a cluster of five small Havelis, the exteriors of which are dipped in an enchanting shade of gold.
History of this magnificent structure dates back to 18th century. Once the residence of rich traders of Jaisalmer Patwas, the Haveli was constructed in the span of fifty years by Guman Chand Patwa and his five sons. A true specimen of Rajputana sculpture, the Patwon Ki Haveli is famous for its exclusive mirror work and fine wall paintings.
Amongst the five Havelis which form the entire complex, one has been converted into a museum which displays a vast collection of antique furniture and decorative goods. Besides this, the third Haveli or mansion in the premises also houses rich items that include traditional art and craft work of the local craftsmen.
The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis. The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. It is believed that Patwa was a rich man and was a renowned trader of his time. He could afford and thus ordered the construction of separate stories for each of his 5 sons. These were completed in the span of 50 years. All five houses were constructed in the first 60 years of the 19th century.
The havelis are also known as the ‘mansion of brocade merchants’. This name has been given probably because the family dealt in threads of gold and silver used in embroidering dresses. However, there are theories, which claim that these traders made considerable amount of money in Opium smuggling and Money-lending.
This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes. The office of the Archeological Survey of India and State art and craft department is situated in the haveli itself.
Nevertheless, even after these encroachments and abuse you can find a good amount of paintings and mirror-works on the wall. The other important aspects are its gateways and arches. You will notice individual depictions and theme on each and every arch. Although the whole building is made yellow sandstone, the main gateway of the Patwon Ji ki Haveli is in brown color.
Many people have claimed to save the Environment, sustain the nature and save the resources, But only some actually contribute in the Sustainable Development for The Society. ECONAUR is working with intent to promote the Sustainable Products and contribute in developing the Green Building in the Country. So, on the Occasion of World Environment day we are featuring a Sustainable Success Story of PANACHE GREEN, which is working in “Energy Efficient & Protective Building Enveloping” and providing services such as “Cool without AC Buildings”. Since then, and providing the quality based heat reflection & water protecting products and services with eco-friendly product range.
Mrs. Neetu Jain Started Panache Green in year 2011, when green building sector was evolving and the people were not aware about that, so took a chance and entered into Roofing market and worked on making Green Buildings. Keeping the vision of promoting Green innovations, Panache was inspired to build New Buildings in country, wherein they intended to create 100 sustainable societies, contributing to their long term vision of “Creating Cool Green Cities!”
Panache Green Solutions is leader in Cool Roofing solutions & Water proofing technology and a strong supporter of sustainable and renewable building technologies. Having its own research & development in-house & having keen sense of innovation we try to provide value-for-money solutions without compromising the technical integrity of complete ENERGY CONSERVATIVE COATING for all structural constructions & GREEN BUILDINGS ; besides Heat , Water repelling & waterproofing systems also is part of our product range that is based on silicone technology, cross linking technology, nanotechnology & IR Reflection Technology.
Panache has its own product & development department with well-equipped quality assurance laboratory. Panache is primarily involved in manufacturing, marketing & distribution of innovative products – chemical coatings & products for energy conservation & Insulation & building protection, which includes – IR Reflective Coatings, Insulating screed, waterproofing products, Industrial coatings & water based wood protecting / finishing coatings. Panache is the pioneer and technically sound in Cool roof system. It Modified the Cool roof system to combat the atmospheric conditions & sustain its performance in Indian climatic conditions.
In the conversation with our Representative, the Lady Entrepreneur Mrs. Neetu Jain shared her Journey.
How did you started working on the idea – “Started working on idea as a decision due to the circumstances and then attended the conference of IGBC and got the inspiration to develop the complete business on Green products”.
What was your Target sector – “Industries , Green Buildings ,gov sector, affordable houses, retail societies”
Mrs. Neetu Jain
Challenges faced during the Journey – “When we started no one was concerned abt cooling all were req waterproofing, testing facilities were not there to proove yr performance & product specs . Unawareness abt the tech and climate sensitivity was the biggest challenge”.
What was the problem which was being targeted –“extremeThermal discomfort, and raise in electricity bills , city temp increase is the main problem which we targeted; cool roof gives drastic thermal comfort & reduces heat stress”.
How did it help to eradicate the particular problem – “In factories sheds and in houses without AC it makes the temp bearable increasing the thermal comfort, reduces the AC consumption, thus reducing the electricity bills”.
Any support you got from the connected associations – “not initially , now the things are proven and people supports”
Till now in which regions you have installed your product– “Projects Completed in PAN India”
About your team – “Team is highly motivated & enthusiastic by Guidance of our Chairman – Dr Mittal, Founder – MD – Mrs. Neetu jain, Co Founder – Mr Brijesh Tiwari , Director – Mr Sharad Jain , Director – Mr Naman Jain and other Supportive Team Members
Panache Green team
Awards & Recognition for Panache Green :
Projects & Products Certified by IGBC
Products Green Pro
Panache’s innovation has been awarded by Power of Idea awards by Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), IIM Ahmadabad and Economic Times.
Panache’s products have been installed in research projects of DOE, US.
Panache invited by DOE, US for GSEP
Participated in Research project of TARU; “Thermal comfort without AC”.
Participating with Coimbatore Municipality for Energy saving & Temp reduction at city level.
Management Vice chairperson for IGBC, Vadodara Chapter.
Management participant in Core committee of IGBC.
Panache initiated the CSR activity of GCGC Foundation.
Management is associated with many dignified organizations – Rotary, BNI, IGBC, CII, VCCI, FGI and many more organizations.
Further Sharing about the Product and Company Mrs. Neetu Jain says “Our products are internationally certified for its value system & required parameters. They are approved for LEED, IGBC & GRIHA specification. Our Cooling range of products with application are GREEN PRO approved and many of our other new products of are in process of Green Pro, GRIHA Certification. Panache products have been used in commercial buildings, industrial sheds; LEED rated green buildings and households with customers realizing the versatile benefits.
We at Panache believe that our success is our people’s success. We employ people, built a community and extended family around the business! What matters most about our business is that we conduct our business in a way that’s honourable, ethical and empowering to our people and to the marketplace. As a business, we have a platform to create a culture where people can thrive, have a mind-set of empowerment, tolerance and community. Leadership is the key. With team of empowered leaders aligned with the same vision and mission we consistently communicate and ensure that we are living up to, we thrive to make the world worth living for generation to come; by developing the innovative products & system for COOL CLEAN GREEN INDIA.”
We wish all the best to Panche Green team and Neetu Jain and Thanks for the valuable contribution to the Society.