How Infosys is cutting down energy costs?

InfosysInfosys has revealed the technology outsourcing company’s achievements, releasing the Infosys Sustainability Report 2016-17 as per the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines.

In fiscal 2017, the company received the LEED India Platinum rating for three of Infosys’ buildings in Pune, Mysuru and Thiruvananthapuram.

Infosys received the LEED EB platinum certification for the Pune and Hyderabad STPI campuses. Infosys said its Hinjewadi campus in Pune received the Platinum Certification under LEED EB O&M v.3 of the 2009 rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Infosys said Hinjewadi campus is the largest campus in the world to achieve this distinction.

Infosys has 17 LEED platinum-rated buildings, two LEED EB platinum-rated campuses and four buildings with GRIHA 5-star rating making it to the total of 11.1 million sq. ft. of buildings with the highest level of green certification.
Infosys and energy costInfosys has reduced the per capita electricity consumption by 2.88 percent in fiscal 2017 taking the total per capita electricity consumption down by 51 percent compared to fiscal 2008. The company achieved its goal of reducing per capita electricity consumption by 50 percent in fiscal 2018 by fiscal 2017, one year ahead of the committed year.

Currently, over 20 million sq. ft. covering 91 buildings is monitored through the Central Command Center in Bengaluru and Mysuru.

During fiscal 2017, Infosys generated 118.90 million units of electricity from renewable sources, which is about 44.6 percent of electricity requirements of their campuses in India.

Infosys said it generated 17,572 MWh of electricity from solar PV systems at Infosys’ campuses. The IT services company has installed 15.2 MW rooftop solar plants and ground -mount installations across our campuses in India.

Infosys is implementing carbon offset projects with the goal of offsetting our scope 3 emissions. The company reduced their carbon footprint by about 70 percent across their scope 1 and 2 emissions.

The Indian software exporter company started 3 new carbon offset projects – a rural electrification project and two projects involving distribution of high efficiency biomass cook stoves for households in rural areas. Together, they will generate approximately 50 percent of our carbon offset requirement in 2017-18.

Infosys is working to achieve zero waste to landfill and 100 percent food waste treatment within their campuses. Currently 63 percent of the waste generated is treated in biogas plants.

The company has installed 9.25 TPD installed capacity of Biogas plants across Mysuru, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Pune, Mangaluru and Bhubaneshwar campuses.

Infosys has 3.1 TPD installed capacity of composting plants in our Mysuru, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru campuses.

Infosys’ water conservation strategy encompasses action to reduce recycle and reuse. In fiscal 2017, Infosys reduced per capita water consumption by 8.33 percent over the last year.  The company’s data-driven approach and water efficient fixtures have decreased the  per capita water consumption by 46 percent since 2008.

Infosys’ harvest rainwater in all their campuses and have constructed 270 deep-injection wells and 25 lakes for recharging groundwater with the harvested rainwater. The company’s goal is to harvest 100 percent roof top rainwater from all their buildings and use it for consumption after treatment.