BENGALURU: Dell, the world’s fastest-growing large integrated IT Company, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its Coimbatore facility, a recognition by the India Green Building Council for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. The Coimbatore facility supports Dell’s Services business and is home to more than 2,200 Dell team members.
The facility features several environment-friendly elements, ranging from the construction material used to the overall design of the building, to meet the LEED requirements. Fly ash, a waste material from power plants, was used in the concrete; and 96% of all waste produced during construction were reclaimed or recycled.
The building functions on an energy efficient design with LED lighting, extensive use of windows with high-performance glazing for natural daylighting, solar panels to generate electricity for the cafeteria and lobby, and use of the heat wheel technology for cooling, etc.
Additionally, there is provision of an on-site wastewater treatment with 100% of the treated water used for lavatories and landscape irrigation, rainwater harvesting system, and automatic shut-off sensors on lavatory fixtures.
The facility also includes other sustainability elements such as the use of low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) coatings, sealants and other materials throughout the facility, electrical vehicle charging stations in the car park area, and wet scrubbers on back-up electrical generators to reduce emissions, etc.
“At Dell, we believe that sustainability and energy conservation is critical to the future of our industry and many others. The LEED certification of our new Coimbatore facility stands testimony to our commitment to build a sustainable environment for generations to come and to build on Dell’s legacy of looking into the future” said Deepak Ohlyan, Executive Director- Facilities & Global Workplace Environments-South Asia.
Dell also recently opened a large, leased office building in Noida that is equipped to meet the LEED Gold standard for Commercial Interiors. Additionally, a new office tower under construction at Dell’s in Bengaluru campus is designed to meet the LEED Platinum standards which is the highest level possible.
LEED is an internationally-recognized certification program for green buildings that sets strict criteria for many aspects of a building, such as construction practices, overall design and more.
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