Indian Software giant Infosys technologies is all set to formally inaugurate its largest campus in Hyderabad, the twin capital to Andhra Pradesh and newly formed state Telangana.
Currently Infosys has large campuses in home city Bangalore, a training and development headquarters in Mysore and offices in Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. However, the Hyderabad campus will be the biggest yet.
Infosys in a press release has stated that the new campus in the Pocharam area would be spread over 447 acres, with a seating capacity of 16,000 employees and will be built with a total investment of Rs 1,250 crore. The construction would be completed in three phases over a period of ten months.
One of the most salient features of the campus will be that it would meet 100% of its electricity needs from renewables. With this launch, combined with the existing 0.6 MW capacity rooftop solar plant, the Infosys campus in Pocharam will be one of the first corporate campuses in India that will be run completely by renewable energy. This initiative is expected to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 9,200 tons.
According to Infosys, “the campus has been recognized globally as one of the greenest campuses with world-class innovation in sustainability. The campus was the first to adopt radiant cooling technology in India. Several other features of the campus such as the high performance façade, naturally-lit office spaces, efficient water management with smart metering, super-efficient chiller plants, lakes for rainwater harvesting, and a biogas plant for waste treatment have been exemplary for the industry. The building Energy Performance Index (EPI) of 75 kWh/sq. m per annum is among the lowest in the industry globally and is a benchmark for others to achieve.”