In conjunction with the ongoing LEED Earth Campaign, ITC Sankhya Data Center in Bengaluru, India, has just received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum building by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) – the highest ranking given to a building in the “data center” category.
As part of the campaign, LEED Earth is designed to promote green buildings and LEED development projects in existing and also new markets across the world. The campaign offers free certification to projects in over 100 countries which have yet to adopt LEED, as well as the first Platinum project in any country that used the newest version of LEED. Given that India’s data center infrastructure market is expected to total USD 2 billion in 2016, a 5.2 percent growth rate from 2015, sustainable built data centers are of critical importance.
According to Mahesh Ramanujam, COO of USGBC and president of Green Business Certification Inc, LEED is the world’s premier rating system for sustainability performance, making sure that they save energy, water and natural resources, as well as to reduce waste and carbon emissions and provide healthier environments for its occupants inside the building structure.
Mr Chintranjan Dar, Group Head of ITC’s Central Project Organization, R &D and EHS explained that the company will cherish the moment given by USGBC for the LEED certification. To add, he said that ITC plans to contribute to a ‘better tomorrow’ in response to being a carbon, water and solid waste recycling positive company. The LEED certification for ITC will help the green building movement in India in shaping a sustainable environment for future generations.