Bangalore, India – December 15, 2010
The first Platinum rated building for Infosys; to be the basis for all future Infosys buildings
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:
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 industry".
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".
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.
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 www.infosys.com .
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