EMC India Center of Excellence (COE), phase-II, an 113,235 sq.ft facility in Bangalore, has been awarded the Platinum LEED certification. The project scored a total of 91 points as against a minimum of 80 required to earn the Platinum title. Earlier in 2011, Phase I of EMC India COE bagged Gold LEED certification from USGBC.
The main features that qualified Phase II for Platinum include energy-efficient light fixtures, daylight sensors, and movement sensors. More than 20% of recycled content (both pre- and post-consumer waste) and rapidly renewable materials were used in the construction of the building with 95% of the construction waste being recycled. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood in furniture and Green Guard Certified furniture and chairs. Access to daylight and seated views
The Phase-I and Phase-II of EMC India COE have realized importance of energy savings and have reduced power costs by 35% with usage of highly efficient light fixtures, daylight sensors, movement sensors etc. Green laminates for walls was preferred instead of gypsum, reducing maintenance cost by 75%.
The facility has seen 40% reduction in portable water consumption so far and is able to save approximately 105 KL of water every day. EMC India COE is working towards measuring the facility carbon foot print and also devising carbon emission targets for the next year.