Patni Adopts Green Hue

by CXOtoday Staff    Jul 28, 2008

Global IT and BPO services provider, Patni Computers has launched Green IT- BPO center in Noida. With an investment of Rs. 175 crore ($ 40 millions), this facility center matches with the company’s green initiatives that includes efficient use and save of energy, water and natural resources. The center is spread over five acres with a seating capacity of over 3,500.

Named as Patni Knowledge Center, the facility center is designed and constructed as per the guidelines of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) India Green Building Rating System.

Currently, the center is under certification process and is being jointly audited by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Some features of the center include climate responsive architecture, over 50 % green area, 75 % of area gets natural light and 95% of occupants get access to outside views.

In addition, the center has 100% sewage recycling system, while it uses drip water irrigation and solar water heating system. The center’s interior materials have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and healthy air quality is maintained with CO2 sensors. Overall, the center uses eco-friendly recyclable material optimally.

According to Sanjiv Kapur, senior vice president and head of Patni BPO, “We recognize our responsibility to protect the environment. The launch of our first Green center is a significant step in demonstrating the company’s commitment to environment conservation.”

“Over the last four years, Patni’s northern India operations have grown exponentially. Leveraging an integrated IT-BPO model, we are providing variety of advanced outsourcing services including benefits administration, actuarial valuations, health insurance, F&A, securities and capital markets, services desk, product engineering services and life sciences,” said Kapur.

“We see tremendous potential in these segments and as we expand and diversify, the new center will support our aggressive growth. Above all, the new knowledge center will give our employees a healthier and environment friendly workplace; especially as BPO and KPO operations run on a 24×7 basis,” he said.

“The concept of green buildings is still at a nascent stage in India; with only 26% certified green buildings. We are confident that Patni’s initiative will inspire other companies to wake up to the benefits of going green and pledge their commitment towards environmental conservation,” said P C Jain, chairman of IGBC.

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