How many years did it take to construct this SKF office, comment on challenges encountered and how they were overcome.
Every manufacturing facility is built with a certain objective in mind. For us at SKF India, we believe in minimising environment impact not only through our products but also through our facilities. Below are some challenges we faced:
Bringing awareness among our vendors and team members and educating them about the green concept
Benefits of adopting sustainable green practices for present and future generations
Sourcing of construction material compatible which are in accordance to LEED specifications
Preparation of documentation as per LEED requirements
The above challenges were addressed by streamlining processes for various teams during design, implementation and commissioning phase of the project. Regular quality checks, trainings and expert guidance brought us much needed results.
The planned CO2 reduction is 1200 metric tonnes per annum and 4000 metric tonnes by 2017. In terms of total installed capacity, we have installed 1.1 MW at our Pune facility and 1 MW at our Bengaluru facility amounting to total 2.1 MW completion out of 3.3 MW. We have another 1.2 MW installation to be completed in our Ahmedabad, Haridwar, Mysuru and Bengaluru manufacturing facilities. Also all the PCs, lights, ACs, etc are connected to the system. At the SKF Corporate Building, totally 65% of the building’s electricity comes from roof-top solar panels and at peak office hours it is energy neutral, as 100% of its power requirement is drawn from solar. We have installed solar rooftops in Pune and Bengaluru. 500 Kwp each is planned in Ahmedabad and Mysuru in 2016 and 100 KwP at Haridwar in 2017. Six per cent of the total energy consumption across all locations is planned to come from solar energy by 2017.