Delhi : Information Technology major Infosys, which has its campuses across the country has reported substantial savings in consumption of scarce electricity and water through smart and sustainable design and operational practices. A delegation of Infosys led by Shri Mohandas Pai today made a detailed presentation to a group of Union Ministers including Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Skill Development Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy and MoS (Urban Development) Shri Babul Supriyo Baral. Shri Pai informed the minsters that the innovative practices being adopted by Infosys are standardized, replicable and scalable. He said that the smart design and operational practices being followed by Infosys has resulted in substantial savings in capital costs.
The gains reported by Infosys include: a total energy saving of 56% through smart building design, cost saving of Rs.9.50 cr per year on energy consumption by a building of 10 lakh sq. feet which works out to be a saving of Rs.95 per sq.ft per year, 75% more efficient building cooling through radiant cooling (running cold water through pipes embedded in the roof) than standard AC system, 30% Internal Rate of Return through smart retrofitting, consumption of only 3.50 W/sq.ft of energy through efficient design as against 8 W/sq/ft in standard buildings, 34% reduction in water consumption etc. Infosys reported that 26 lakh sq.ft roof area of its campuses has been provided with white roof besides 100% recycling of water and zero waste discharge.
Ministers have welcomed the experiences shared by Infosys. Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu directed Secretary(UD) to set up a Committee with representatives of CPWD, NBCC, DDA and DMRC to hold further talks with Infosys on their experiences and report on the feasibility of taking up a Pilot Project with Infosys technologies. The report is to be submitted by the end of this month.
Shri Naidu said, he will visit Infosys campus in Hyderabad while shri Piyush Goyal will visit a university campus built by Infosys in Jaipur.
Shri Naidu said, the experiences of Infosys would be useful in the context of the government’s initiative of building smart cities.