Infosys Expands LEED Certification Credentials in Mysuru
Mysuru – September 14, 2018: The Infosys Mysuru campus has been awarded the LEED EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building Operation & Maintenance) Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Infosys now has 18.25 million square feet of highest rated green buildings – out of which 16.9 million square feet are LEED Platinum rated and 1.35 million square feet are GRIHA 5-star rated buildings.
The LEED Green Building Rating System is a globally accepted benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. Infosys has the largest building area as LEED Platinum certified in the IT office space category. To make its campuses sustainable and resource efficient, Infosys has followed a two pronged strategy since 2008 – to design new buildings to the highest energy efficiency standards and implement deep retrofits in old buildings.
At the Mysuru campus, efficiency improvements were achieved through large scale retrofit projects, in existing buildings including food courts, training center, guest houses and sports complex. Major interventions included the complete re-engineering of chiller plants, air handling units, building management system (BMS) retrofit, UPS retrofit, lighting retrofit, etc. These initiatives have helped Infosys lower operating costs, enhance equipment life, create healthier indoor air quality, and improve occupant comfort and satisfaction.
Some of the key features that contributed to this accreditation are:
Water efficiency: The campus was the first to pilot a unique smart irrigation system in 2017 and has also installed smart water meters as well as ground water injection systems to reduce water usage and to capture maximum rainwater. In FY2018 the campus reduced the per capita water consumption by 20.6% compared to previous financial year (FY) Infosys Mysuru campus is a model for water sustainability due to the various lakes created for rainwater harvesting and demand side measures to reduce water consumption.
Energy efficiency: The campus has a central Command Center for Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) that helps with remote energy performance management to ensure efficient operation of buildings. In FY2018 the campus reduced per capita energy consumption by about 5. % compared to FY17.
Waste management: The campus became the first in 2016 to have a fully automated solar-heat assisted greenhouse dryer capable of treating 3.5 tons of sewage sludge per day. In addition, the campus has a biogas plant to treat food waste generated in the food courts of the campus.
Renewable Energy: The total installed capacity of solar power at the campus is 603 kilowatt (kW) which generates 0.9 million kWh solar power. In FY2018 the campus procured 23.65 million kWh of green power.
Over the years, Infosys has demonstrated leadership in implementing innovative technologies and practices to foster sustainability, leading to high operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impact.