India : LEED Platinum for VMware’s campus

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VMware’s campus in Bangalore, India, has been certified by LEED Platinum level, the highest LEED rating for green buildings in the world. By implementing green practices as well as measurable strategies and solutions, VMware’s campus aims to achieve high performance in sustainable development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

The campus implements major sustainable design and engineering elements, some of which are: low flow fixtures for reduction in potable water usage by over 40 percent, the use of special light fixtures, sensors, and efficient lighting design to reduce energy consumption by over 40 percent, heat deflection material on the roof, energy efficient glazing, an efficient HVAC design that circulates 30 percent more fresh air inside the building, and lastly, low VOC adhesives, paints and composite wood. Over 90 percent of the project’s construction waste was recycled to save energy and financial cost while being committed towards reducing global carbon footprint.

According to Renuka Rajagopal, the director of VMware India, VMware aims to create greater awareness on sustainable environments to educate and inspire others through developing a state-of-the-art campus that has minimal impact on the environment.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of U.S. Green Building Council praises VMware’s campus in Bangalore as  one of the most innovative building projects in green building development.

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