Infosys Trivandrum Building Awarded Highest LEED Rating

The fifth LEED Platinum-rated building at Infosys, taking the total LEED Platinum buildings area to 1.2 million sq. ft.

Trivandrum, India - July 19, 2012

Infosys 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 2 (SDB 2) in Trivandrum, India. This is the fifth Infosys building and second one at the Trivandrum campus that has won a Platinum rating, taking the total Platinum-certified building area at Infosys to over 1.2 million sq. ft. LEED Green Building Rating System is a nationally and internationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

SDB - 2 is located in the Special Economic Zone of the Infosys Technopark campus in Trivandrum. Built as phase two of the SDB - 1, this building has been constructed keeping in mind, a holistic approach to sustainability in five key areas, namely - Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality.

Key features of this Platinum-rated building include:

  • Water Efficiency: There has been a reduction of up to 57% in water usage through the use of efficient plumbing fixtures and by water recycling.
  • Energy Efficiency: This building has been designed to meet the ASHRAE standards and has achieved energy cost savings of over 40% owing to an efficient building envelope, interior & exterior lighting, HVAC systems and use of renewable energy.
  • Renewable Energy: Infosys has also installed an on-site solar photovoltaic, with the capacity of 127.44 kW, which has the ability to generate 1,70,418 kWh/year.
  • Indoor Environment Quality: The volume of fresh air and ventilation in this building is approximately 30% greater than ASHRAE standards.
  • Efficient use of material and resources: Recycled materials account for about 14% of the total value of materials in the building; these include cement, steel, aluminum, MDF, glass, gypsum and carpets among others. Over 40% of the total project material by cost was manufactured regionally thereby reducing pollution due to transportation.

Commenting on the certification, Mr. Ramadas Kamath, SVP - Administration, Infrastructure & Security, Infosys Limited said, "In 2011, we made a voluntary commitment at the United Nations to become carbon neutral across our India operations by December 2017. We have already made significant progress in our journey by reducing our per capita electricity consumption by over 30% across all our campuses and by more than 50% in all new buildings. We currently have a total of five buildings with LEED Platinum rating and we will continue this journey by implementing disruptive technology to drive greater efficiencies in our energy consumption".


About Green Initiatives

Over the past five years, Infosys has taken great strides towards becoming a sustainable organization and has committed to becoming carbon neutral by end of 2017. As part of this initiative, Infosys has committed to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50% over 2007-2008 levels and source 100% of electricity requirement from renewable resources by end of 2017. From 2007-08 to 2011-12, Infosys has already reduced its per capita, per month electricity consumption by over 32%, water consumption by 23% and GHG emissions by 25%. Today, the next-generation of optimized buildings at Infosys consume 50% less electricity. The company has been working towards encouraging employees to endorse green practices, designed to reduce the consumption of resources as part of their daily work. Infosys Eco Clubs are passionately involved in creating and partnering in resource intensity practices within the organization, together with our implementation specialists. The company is in the process of applying for more than 5 million sq. ft. of LEED/GRIHA certifications. Infosys was rated the eighth greenest company in the world by Newsweek Magazine in 2011.

Read more on Infosys sustainability initiatives at Infosys Sustainability Report 2011-12.


About Infosys

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