Patni Inaugurates Green IT- BPO Centre In Noida

The environment-friendly facility complements the organisation's green initiatives around efficient utilisation and conservation of energy, water and natural resources.

hidden July 28, 2008 14:14:17 IST
Patni Inaugurates Green IT- BPO Centre In Noida

Patni Computer Systems has launched its first green IT-BPO knowledge centre at Noida in north India. The environment-friendly facility, set up with an investment of Rs 175 crores, complements the organisation's green initiatives around efficient utilisation and conservation of energy, water and natural resources. Developed on green architecture, the centre is spread over five acres and has a seating capacity of over 3,500.

Christened 'Patni Knowledge Centre', this facility is designed and constructed as per the guidelines of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) India Green Building Rating System for new constructions. The centre is currently under certification process and is being jointly audited by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

"We are delighted that a leading IT and BPO organisation like Patni is one of the front runners in the green architecture brigade. The concept of Green Buildings is still at a nascent stage in India; with only 26 certified green buildings and very few Platinum certified green buildings. We are confident that Patni's initiative will inspire other companies to wake up to the benefits of going green and pledge their commitment towards environmental conservation," said Dr P C Jain, chairman of the IGBC.

"We recognise our responsibility to protect the environment. The launch of our first Green centre is a significant step in demonstrating the company's commitment to environment conservation,' said Narendra K Patni, chairman and CEO of Patni.

Sanjiv Kapur, senior vice president and head of Patni BPO added, "Over the last four years, Patni's northern India operations have grown exponentially. Leveraging an integrated IT-BPO model, we are providing variety of advanced outsourcing services including Benefits Administration, Actuarial Valuations, Health Insurance, F&A, Securities and Capital markets, Services Desk, Product Engineering Services and Life Sciences. We see tremendous potential in these segments and as we expand and diversify, the new centre will support our aggressive growth. Above all, the new knowledge centre will give our employees a healthier and environment-friendly workplace; especially as BPO and KPO operations run on a 24x7 basis."

Green Facts

With an aim to minimise adverse environmental impact, Patni's Green Knowledge Centre is designed to use less energy, water and natural resources as well as creates less waste. The highlights of green features include a climate responsive architecture, access to outside views for 95 percent of the occupants, a zero discharge building, drip water irrigation and solar water heating and CO2 sensors for adding fresh air on demand.

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