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Infosys Pune becomes largest campus to receive LEED Platinum certification


Technology services and consulting firm Infosys on April 18 announced that it 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) for its entire Infosys Pune Phase-2 campus.

LEED Platinum is the highest level of green rating for buildings and with this recognition; the Infosys Pune campus becomes the largest in the world to achieve this distinction.

Spread over 114 acres in Hinjewadi Phase 2, the campus started operations in 2004 and comprises office buildings, residential training facilities, food courts, health and fitness facilities and can accommodate 34,000 people. Infosys has followed a two-pronged strategy to make the campus sustainable and resource efficient; designing new buildings to meet the highest efficiency standards, and implementing deep retrofits in old buildings to make them efficient.

In the last eight years, there has been a 47% reduction in per capita energy consumption and 38% reduction in water consumption. This year, 77% green power was used to meet the electricity needs of the entire campus.

In new construction category, three buildings in the Infosys Pune Phase–2 campus are certified with LEED Platinum rating. For existing buildings, efficiency improvements were achieved through large-scale retrofit projects in 10 office buildings, three food courts, the employee training center, the guest house and sports complexes across the campus.

Deep retrofits were undertaken in many energy intensive areas, including complete reengineering of chiller plants, air handling units, building management system (BMS) retrofit, UPS retrofit, lighting retrofit, to name a few, and were completed within a short duration. These initiatives have helped significantly lower operating costs, enhanced equipment life, created healthier indoor air quality, and improved occupant comfort and satisfaction.


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