Finding the Right Problem
As a large technology enterprise, we deliver technology-led innovations for our clients consistently. And it’s only natural that we turn to technology to serve our own needs. We wanted to go beyond the regular smart meters and smart lighting approach. We wanted to lead with innovation.
For us, the process started with small but sure steps towards two goals - reducing our water and energy consumption. Over the years, we have developed a technology intensive, data-driven approach to do more with less. Our data-driven approach to optimize our operations led to the setting up of the Central Command Center (CCC) in our Bengaluru campus. Today we are using technologies like machine learning, predictive analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) to be more sustainable. We have run machines that self-diagnose maintenance needs, trigger alerts, and base their working on a deep understanding of the way we work, our movements, our patterns and our needs.
Everything, beginning from where we buy from to how we sell and report is a conscious decision factoring these efforts.
- 11.1 million square feet of built up area in our campuses is LEED Platinum rated, the highest possible certification awarded by LEED.
- In FY17, 44.6% of the overall electricity requirements of our campuses in India were met through renewable sources among which are 15.2 MV capacity solar PV installations across locations.
- Since 2008, while our employee numbers have increased by a whopping 143%, our energy consumption has gone up by just 19%.
- Currently, over 20 million square feet covering 91 buildings are being monitored in real time from our Bengaluru CCC.
- We have capacity to treat 100% of our food waste onsite through biogas and composting plants.
- Infosys design standards for water are 33% to 68% lower that India’s National Building Code standards. Our per capita monthly water consumption has decreased by 46% since 2008.
- We have managed to reduce our per capita carbon footprint by about 70% for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, since 2008.
We have equipment-wise and building-wise automated monitoring systems that trigger alerts, moderate electricity supply, and generate heat maps, saving us maintenance and energy costs.