(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini‘s Bangalore EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) campus receive the Net-Zero Energy – Platinum certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). It is the first corporate campus in India to receive this certification. The campus has achieved a unique status of being self-sustaining by generating an equal amount of green energy from renewable resources as is needed for its operations. IGBC Net Zero-Platinum rating is the highest level under the IGBC rating system. IGBC is a part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) aimed at creating a sustainable future for all.
“This is a big milestone towards achieving Capgemini’s sustainability vision and is a testament to our commitment to be a leading responsible and sustainable organization. We will continue to ensure that we live up to being architects of positive futures, where we create a meaningful societal and environmental impact on our journey of growth and evolution,” commented Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini in India and member of the Group Executive Committee.
The Bangalore campus is designed to be climate responsive with net-zero energy consumption. It has introduced a range of sustainable initiatives, including the installation of smart aisle containment for efficient cooling at its data center; efficient modular uninterrupted power supply systems for its data center, network rooms and desktops; variable refrigerant flow systems and water cooled chillers for comfort air conditioning; and a dual feeder electricity supply to reduce diesel generator operations.
All the energy that is consumed on campus is generated from renewable sources. An in-house captive solar plant of 1100kwp with bidirectional energy meters was commissioned. The meters sends unused green energy to the local grid during weekends and holidays. Capgemini also ensures that the power used in the campus is completely from renewable sources through long-term agreement for purchase of renewable power from offsite solar and wind farms.
“The vision of the CII Indian Green Building Council is to enable a sustainable environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in sustainable environment by 2025. I congratulate Capgemini on this remarkable achievement. Sustainability is a collective responsibility. Employees need to also do their bit by turning off lights, laptops, and taps to ensure preservation,” added Dr. Chandrasekhar Hariharan, Co-Chair, IGBC Bangalore Chapter.
Located in the center of India’s first technology hub, Capgemini’s Bangalore campus is spread over 16 acres with seven state-of-the-art buildings surrounded by large open spaces, a body of water, and landscaped gardens. The campus, which is sustainably designed, puts emphasis on harvesting rainwater and adapting energy efficient technologies that support the functioning of operations including an in-house gymnasium, a crèche, and an employee recreation center for over 9,000 team members.
Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. The company is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. The multicultural company has over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.
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