Bangalore: Infosys has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) India ‘Platinum’ rating by the Indian Green Building Council for its Software Development Block (SDB) 3 in Mangalore and SDB 6 in Mysore, India.
With this, Infosys now has a total of seven buildings that have garnered the prestigious Platinum rating, the highest ranking given by LEED for sustainable building design.
The LEED Green Building Rating System is a globally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Platinum-certified buildings at Infosys now cover more than 1.5 million square feet of space.
Both buildings are located in the Special Economic Zone of the Infosys campuses in these cities. Infosys constructed these buildings with a holistic approach to sustainability, concentrating on areas such as water efficiency and harvesting, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Some key features of SDB 3 Mangalore & SDB 6 Mysore include:
- Water efficiency: Waste of storm water through run-off has been reduced by 67 percent in the building due to a dedicated rain water harvesting pool.
- Energy efficiency: 76 percent of regularly occupied spaces in the building have a minimum daylight factor of 2 percent, reducing dependency on artificial lighting. The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC & R) systems installed in this building are free from Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) – based refrigerants.
- Green Power: 50 percent of the energy consumed is green power procured from the state utility provider.
- Indoor environment quality: The fresh air provided in this building is 30 percent greater than global American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards.
- Efficient disposal of construction waste: Over 98 percent of the construction waste from the building was effectively diverted from landfills thereby reducing environmental pollution and wastage of resources.
In a release, Ramadas Kamath, Senior VP, Infosys said, “At Infosys, we have always been conscious of our responsibility to drive efforts that reduce our consumption of resources. We have implemented various sustainability initiatives aimed at achieving carbon and water neutrality across our campuses. This award is an acknowledgement of our focus and commitment towards sustainable business practices. Infosys is proud to be recognized for our sustainability efforts across our operations in India.”
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