Green foot­steps

Power Watch India - - GREEN AHEAD -

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.

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