Data center India's first platinum-rated project
The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad, India, has become the country's first platinum-rated project under the IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System.
The IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System focuses on tangible and intangible benefits, reports The Hindu Business Line.
Tangible benefits include 20 to 25 percent reduction in power usage effectiveness and 25 to 30 percent reduction in water consumption. Intangible benefits include enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting and health and well-being of the staff operating such a facility.
Prem C Jain, chairman of the IGBC, said the achievement of ICICI Bank will go a long way in encouraging other data centers in the country to focus on green and sustainable practices. IGBC aspires to facilitate a 10 billion square feet of green building footprint by 2022, which marks the 75th year of India’s independence, officials said.
Today, more than 150 professionals from ICICI Bank are now IGBC accredited professionals and equipped to manage the green building facilities of ICICI Bank.
Some of the green features incorporated in ICICI Bank’s Data Centre power saving are a photovoltaic array installed on the façade for on-site renewable energy generation and LED-based energy efficient lighting fixtures.
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