Candor’s campus at Sector 135 in Noida has received a Platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) under Existing Buildings (Operations & Maintenance) category.
The building footprint in India is growing by leaps and bounds, contributing immensely to the growth of the economy. This augurs well for the country, which is why there is an imminent need to introduce green building practices that aid its growth in a sustainable manner. ‘Green buildings’ are environmentally sustainable structures that use less water, optimise energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and generate less waste, as compared to conventional buildings.
If existing buildings follow green practices, it can reduce water and energy consumption. The energy savings could range from 20-30 per cent while the water savings could range around 30–50 per cent. Moreover, it can lead to intangible advantages such as enhanced air quality, excellent day-lighting, safety benefits, conservation of scarce national resources, and most importantly, improve the overall health and well-being of occupants.
Keeping this in mind, Candor TechSpace has always strived to follow green practices in the operation and maintenance of its campuses across India. In recognition of its significant efforts to this end, Candor has received certification from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its campus at Sector 135, Noida. The campus has received a Platinum rating under the ‘IGBC Green Existing Buildings Rating System’. This is the highest rating that recognises ‘Global Leadership’ when it comes to sustained performance of buildings in implementing green initiatives.
A part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the IGBC was founded in 2001 with a vision to enable a sustainable built environment by 2025. It rates new and existing buildings, interiors, health care facilities, schools, factory buildings, green cities, SEZs, landscapes and mass rapid transit systems on their eco-friendly quotient.
The IGBC Green Existing Buildings Rating System is a voluntary and consensus based programme that was introduced by the organisation to help existing buildings implement and sustain green practices over their life cycle. It covers different climatic zones and changing lifestyles and comes with criteria that building owners and facility managers can use in order to implement green strategies that reduce the environmental impact, measure their impact and sustain the performance in the long run. These criteria includes segregating the building waste, ensuring energy efficiency, reducing use of fossil fuels, lowering dependency on virgin materials and conserving water.
Receiving this IGBC Platinum Rating under Existing Buildings (Operations & Maintenance) category is a matter of pride for Candor TechSpace. We are now striving to achieve this across all our other campuses.