ICICI Bank data center becomes India’s first CII-IGBC Platinum rated data center

Indian data centers well poised to go the green way

Providing a major impetus to CII- IGBC’s (Indian Green Building Council) efforts in greening of Indian Data Centers, ICICI Bank Data Center in Hyderabad gained the unique distinction of becoming India’s first Platinum rated project to be rated under IGBC Green Data Center Rating System.  

Dr Prem C. Jain, chairman, IGBC, presented IGBC plaque to Ms. Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank, at a progamme organised on 14 April 2017 in Hyderabad.

IGBC Green Data Center Rating System would facilitate in providing tremendous tangible and intangible benefits. Tangible benefits include: 20 to 25 percent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), 25 to 30 percent reduction in water consumption. Intangible benefits include: enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health & well-being of the staff operating such facility.

Ms. Chanda Kochhar highlighted that ICICI Bank would continue to partner with IGBC in taking forward the green building movement in the Country. Today, more than 150 professionals from ICICI Bank are now IGBC Accredited Professionals (APs) and they are fully equipped to manage the green building facilities of ICICI Bank, she informed.

Some of the green features incorporated in ICICI Bank’s Data Center include the following:

* PUE (Power Usages Effectiveness) as 1.36 at 33 percent  loading
* Wheeling of 15 MW off-site renewable energy (9000 units to offset grid energy)
* Photovoltaic installed at façade for onsite renewable energy generation
* LED based energy efficient lighting fixtures and procurement of green certified products and materials
* Comfort and well being.

Dr. Jain underlined that, this remarkable achievement of ICICI Bank will go a long way in encouraging other data centers in the country go the green way. IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 billion sq ft of green building footprint by 2022 (75th year of India’s Independence).

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