Infosys BPO Limited, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies Limited, has won the '
Platinum' rating by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its building in Jaipur, India.
Platinum certification is the highest level of green building certification under the Indian Green Building Council's
LEED rating system. The LEED Green Building System is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction
and operation of high performance green buildings.
Built on a total floor area of 3,30,000 square feet, the Infosys BPO building in Jaipur is one of the largest platinum rated
buildings in India. The building was conceived and built with a holistic approach to sustainability in five key areas:
sustainable site development, water saving, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
This building is expected to consume 30% less energy as compared to the base case building, as per ASHRAE 90.1-2004 requirements.
Salient features of the Infosys BPO building in Jaipur include:
Efficient building envelope: High performance building envelope consisting of insulated walls and spectrally
selected windows with a low window to wall ratio, reduces the total heat gain in the building.
Efficient lighting & equipment: Lighting design of 0.65 watts per square foot achieving 40% improvement
over traditional designs. Lighting design coupled with the use of 5-star rated, energy efficient computers reduces
energy load as well as internal heat gains.
Efficient air-conditioning: Air-conditioning system equipped with multi-stage air handling units which operate
on free cooling, evaporative cooling and air-conditioning modes during nights and winters, achieving more than 30%
efficiency over a traditional system.
Onsite renewable energy: A battery-free 250 KW roof top solar photovoltaic installation meeting 7.5% of
the total power requirement is being provided, taking advantage of the high solar insolation in Jaipur.
Low energy materials: 13% of the total material is recycled material, thereby reducing virgin material exploitation.
80% of the total material is manufactured locally and over 59% of this material has also been extracted regionally,
thereby reducing the pollution due to transportation.
Water sustainability: 57 interconnected recharge wells have been built across the campus to capture &
sequester every drop of rain water. Low flow dual-flush toilets, sensor based urinals and other water efficient fixtures
have been provided, reducing water consumption by over 40%. Sewage water is treated in the state-of-the-art Membrane
Bio Reactor (MBR) plant and reused for flushing and air-conditioning. 100% of the water required for landscaping
is from treated water and no potable water is used.
Commenting on the certification, Ramadas Kamath, SVP - Administration, Infrastructure & Security at Infosys Technologies
said, "We are committed to preserving the environment and hence we are constantly working towards minimizing our
electricity and water consumption, and promoting biodiversity with the long term goal of becoming a carbon and water
neutral company. Energy consumption by buildings constitutes more than 40% of global CO2 emissions; hence we are investing
heavily in green buildings and working on existing ones to reduce our energy consumption. Jaipur is the starting point
of our journey towards high performance buildings. Our endeavour is to ensure that all our new buildings meet the highest
standards of LEED/GRIHA certification. We hope that our achievement will pave the way for more such initiatives in the
Speaking about the focus on environmental sustainability at Infosys, (Swami) Swaminathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing
Director of Infosys BPO said, "The issue of environmental degradation is a serious one, and at Infosys, we strongly
believe that everyone at all levels needs to contribute towards protection and preservation of the environment. As a
corporate citizen with a conscience, Infosys is committed to reducing the ecological impact of its operations".
About Infosys BPO
Infosys BPO Ltd. (
www.infosysbpo.com), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, was set up in April 2002.
Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through
reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, the Czech
Republic, China, the Philippines, Poland, Mexico, USA and Brazil and as on September 30, 2010 employed approximately18,600
people. It closed FY 2009-10 with revenues of $352.1 million.
About Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in
a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. As
on September 30, 2010, the Infosys group employed about 122,500 employees in over 50 offices worldwide. Infosys is part
of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow. For more information, visit
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