India: EMC India COE receives platinum LEED certification

BANGALORE, INDIA: EMC has announced that Phase-II of EMC India Center of Excellence (COE) located in Bangalore, was recently awarded with Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

Phase-II of EMC India COE earned a total of 91 points as against a minimum of 80 required to earn the Platinum title, said a company release.

Following this, EMC India COE received a felicitation certificate from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) at the Green Building Congress, India’s flagship event on green buildings, held in Hyderbad recently.

“EMC India COE is committed to reach the highest level of environmental protection and corporate social responsibility in everything we do. It was this commitment that drove the team to strive towards designing, constructing, and applying for Platinum LEED accreditation,” said Sandeep Kejriwal, CFO & Executive Sponsor – Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation, India Center of Excellence.

“We focus on optimizing our operations, and collaborating for an environmentally sustainable world. Being a Platinum LEED certified building helps us stay focused on our efforts towards environmental commitment, which is also one of the key focus areas under EMC India COE’s sustainability initiatives,” he added.

In 2011, Phase I of EMC India COE was awarded Gold LEED certification from USGBC, where more than 75 percent of the construction waste generated during construction was used for recycling and also managed to reduce water usage by more than 40 percent. It earned 33 points out of a total 57.


Source: CIOL

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