Sustainability speak

We believe that by sharing the best of our research, expertise, benchmarking, learnings from experiments, we will be able to empower others in achieving their sustainability goals. Read about our sustainability practices and accomplishments published across media and journals to stay up-to-date.

LEED in Motion: India

Green Building Certification Inc
October 2016

LEED is a globally recognized framework for green buildings and provides the building community with a path to a sustainable future. Infosys has a long standing commitment to the most rigorous LEED platinum level. As a LEED project spotlight, this report covers some of our efficient building strategies.

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At Infosys, per capita water use down by 41 percent

Guruprakash Sastry (Infosys)
The Economic Times.
August 2016

Treating wastewater is important for reuse and to keep water bodies clean. This article illustrates how using rainwater harvesting and effective water treatment technologies bring significant reductions in the per capita water use across Infosys campuses.

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How simulation software, 3D modelling lead to sustainable construction

Guruprakash Sastry (Infosys)
FirstPost
July 2016

Building construction has come a long way from drawing boards and T- squares to AutoCAD, Revit and 3D modelling. This article explains how simulation and 3D modelling techniques are helping Infosys to design sustainable buildings. By modelling all components, the simulation can estimate the annual energy consumption of a building and provide insights into material optimization.

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Infosys employees can now personalize their workspace temperature

The Hindu
June 2016

In a constant endeavor to enhance employee comfort and productivity, Infosys piloted the 'first-of-its-kind' system level automation in India that allows employees to control the comfort of their environment and enhance their building experience. This article covers how this solution works.

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Infosys using own coding to install solar capacity

K R Balasubramanyam (ET)
The Economic Times.
May 2016

Being a signatory to the RE100 campaign with a goal to source 100% electricity from renewables by March 2018, Infosys is using its own technology to get better power conversion at the solar panels.

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Here's how Infosys beats summer heat

Guruprakash Sastry (Infosys)
The Economic Times
March 2016

Rising urbanization and the expanding building stock are making our cities into islands of heat. This news article covers Infosys' building design techniques that have reduced this heat island effect and kept the building interiors as well as the surroundings cooler.

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A campus so cool

V Rishi Kumar (The Hindu BusinessLine)
The Hindu BusinessLine
March 2016

This news article talks about one of the first corporate campuses that is totally powered by solar energy — Infosys Pocharam campus at Hyderabad. The 7.3 MW solar project is synchronized with the grid and generates 12 million kWh per annum, making the campus not only self-sufficient on power, but surplus as well.

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Infosys sets an example again and this time it is food waste management

Guruprakash Sastry (Infosys)
Business Insider
March 2016

Poorly managed organic waste is a large source of methane that is responsible for increasing greenhouse gas emissions in the environment. This article provides insights into how Infosys uses biogas plants and organic waste converters to manage food waste on campus.

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3 Ways How Daylight Inclusion at Workplace Can Improve Productivity

Guruprakash Sastry (Infosys)
Entrepreneur
January 2016

Daylight is known to increase the brain's activity. Daylight harvesting not only helps companies to go green, but also improves employee productivity and wellbeing. This article elaborates how daylight is harvested by companies including Infosys.

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How India Can Drop (At Least) 120 Future Power Plants

IndiaSpend
December 2015

As India struggles to balance responsibilities as the world's fourth-largest polluter with the aspirations of 1.25 billion people, 300 million of whom are without grid electricity, the design of buildings offers a notable opportunity to cut energy use. This article discusses how Infosys' innovative building design strategies can serve as a model to meet climate change commitments.

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Infosys: Question Every Assumption

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
December 2015

Between 2008 and 2015, Infosys has reduced the average per capita energy consumption across campuses by 46% — 100 Million USD worth of electricity bills avoided. This case study uncovers some of our success strategies - from planning to implementation — that have allowed us to push boundaries and make this achievable.

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India: Understanding Market Conditions for Business to go 100% Renewable

The Climate Group
November 2015

Published in the RE100 India Analysis Nov. 2015, this report explains how it is good business sense to invest in the development of an affordable supply of renewable energy in India, spotlighting companies such as Infosys, who are successfully switching to using renewable sources.

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Lowering Carbon Emissions

Ramesh R Gowda, (Infosys)
Solar Today
November 2015

With the Renewable energy (RE) sector playing a crucial role in overcoming the formidable challenge of climate change, investments in RE have risen by close to 36 percent in the developing world. As Infosys moves ahead in setting new benchmarks in energy performance, this view point provides insights into our renewables journey in making solar power the key renewable energy resource to meet our energy demands.

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Infosys Brings Home the Green

Ashish Gupta (Fortune)
Fortune, India
July 2015

This article provides insights into how Infosys' smart infrastructure truly brings home the 'green' factor — be it solar farming at the Pocharam campus, next-gen innovation like radiant cooling, or the impressive Command Center that leverages artificial intelligence to manage infrastructure and operations.

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Infosys Leading the Way in Energy Efficiency In India

Urbana World
July 2015

Buildings account for close to 30 percent of the energy consumption in India. Being committed to energy efficiency, some of Infosys' buildings have an Energy Performance Index (EPI), which is the lowest in the industry. This article elucidates how our smart infrastructure strategies have led to improving building energy performance.

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Shifting Towards New Dimensions in Solar Photovoltiac (PV) Roof Top Systems

Ramesh R Gowda, Mani R Krishnan, and Rakesh Bohra (Infosys)
Energetica, India
June 2015

The Infosys Green Initiatives team experiments with ideas in harnessing solar power. This article throws light on some of the critical learnings that the team had from a practical study that was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of different orientations of solar photo-voltaic (PV) rooftop modules.

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Infosys: Daylight Hour in Daylit Buildings

Guruprakash Sastry and Deepali Dhuliya (Infosys), Yetsuh Frank and Talia Kula (BEEx)
Building Energy Exchange
May 2015

Daylight Hour is an annual social media campaign organized by Building Energy Exchange to raise awareness about using daylight instead of electricity. Infosys' participation in Daylight Hour 2015 saw 150,000 + employees, across 11 campuses, turn off lights to save electricity — a further 4% in our daylit-by-design buildings. This case study is a brief on our building strategies for daylight harvesting and its performance benefits.

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Sensemaking/ Retrofits to help meet India's energy demand challenge

V.V.S. Suryanarayana (Infosys)
Futures Centre
April 2015

Buildings are the largest consumers of energy. To bring down energy consumption, retrofitting buildings necessitates the use of innovative techniques in air-conditioning, lighting, as well efficient computer systems. This article discusses the building retrofits that Infosys has invested in.

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