Infosys has been awarded the National Energy Conservation Award 2012 for its energy conservation efforts at the company's campus in Jaipur and Pune. Infosys BPO building in Jaipur received the first place in the BPO Building category, followed by the two Infosys buildings in Pune which won the second place in the Office Building category. The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the two awards to Mr. Swami Swaminathan, MD and CEO, Infosys BPO and Mr. Rohan Parikh, Head of Green Initiatives and Infrastructure at Infosys.
The National Energy Conservation Awards from the Government of India, Ministry of Power, recognize innovations and achievements for efficient utilization and conservation of energy, in various sectors including industry, building, aviation, and municipalities among others.
The winning buildings at the company's Jaipur and Pune campus take forward the focus on setting high benchmarks for energy conservation across the company. These buildings incorporate a host of energy saving features including insulated walls, energy-efficient lighting design with sensor-based fixtures, optimized Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems, Building Management Systems, and high-performance glass among others.
Mr. Ramadas Kamath, SVP - Administration, Infrastructure & Security at Infosys, said: "Energy efficiency and conservation are key contributors to our goal of becoming carbon neutral in India by the end of 2017. We are constantly driving new innovations and technologies to achieve this goal and have reduced our energy consumption by 50 percent in all new buildings, compared to standard buildings. We're thrilled to win the National Energy Conservation Award for our buildings in Jaipur and Pune and are confident that our efforts will inspire others to drive sustainability initiatives across their organizations."
About Green Initiatives
Infosys has taken great strides during the past four years to become sustainable in our operations. Most notable is our commitment to become carbon neutral by the end of 2017. As part of this initiative, the company is working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 percent from 2007-2008 levels and to sourcing all of its electricity needs from renewable resources by the end of 2017. Between 2007 and 2012, Infosys reduced its per capita electricity consumption by more than 32 percent. The company's per capita water consumption declined by 23 percent and per capita GHG emissions dropped by 25 percent during the same period. The company encourages employees to endorse sustainable practices that reduce their daily consumption of resources. Infosys Eco Clubs are passionate partners in these efforts. The company is currently applying for more than 5 million square feet of LEED/GRIHA certifications.
Read more on Infosys sustainability initiatives at Infosys Sustainability Report 2011-12.
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