Green is definitely in, and corporates know that very well. The mushrooming of green buildings that house infotech activities proves the point.Indiatoo has walked with the crowd, and the latest info on eco-friendly stuff trickles in from tech major Infosys. The company has been awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)India‘Platinum’ rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its Software Development Block 1 (SDB 1) at its Pocharam campus inHyderabad. The LEED Green Building Rating System is a nationally and internationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Infy’s SDB 1 uses the innovative radiant-cooling technology, and is the first deployed in a commercial building in India. The technology brings in higher standards for energy efficiency in building systems design.
According to Infosys, the building in Hyderabad has been built keeping in mind a holistic approach to sustainability in five key areas, such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Incidentally, this is the fourth Infosys building that has won a Platinum rating, taking the total Platinum certified building area at Infosys to over 1 million sq. ft.
The SDB1 in Hyderabad has been showcased in the ‘Best Practices Guide for High Performance Indian Office Buildings’ by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, a US Department of Energy (DoE) National Laboratory.
Researchers from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany have also acknowledged the high energy efficiency and comfort parameters in this building after detailed monitoring and study.
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