London: India’s steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal plans to build a £30-million mansion on the outskirts of London that designers claim will have a “zero-carbon” footprint once completed. Sixty-year-old Mittal, Britain’s richest man, wants to build a country home in the Surrey green belt that is self-sufficient in energy and harnesses outdoor temperature differences to create natural air-conditioning, The Sunday Times reported.
The unique modern design will not only ensure the house is zero-carbon, but will make the entire 340-acre estate carbon negative. The project is Mittal’s first country home. His main home is in Kensington Palace Gardens, west London, a house bought from Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One mogul, for £57 million and decorated with marble from the same quarry that supplied the Taj Mahal.