Wipro Limited : Wipro Flagship Data Center Awarded LEED® Green Building Gold Certification
10/16/2012| 10:05am US/Eastern
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and
Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced that
its flagship data center at King's Mountain, North Carolina has been
awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC). LEED is the USGBC's leading rating system for designing and
constructing the world's greenest, most energy efficient, and high
"We are excited to announce that our data center has achieved LEED Gold
certification. From conceptual design to construction, our team has
learned much about cutting-edge green building technology and takes a
tremendous amount of pride in building our eco-friendly facility. There
are less than 50 Data Centers in the world today which are LEED Gold
certified, and we are thrilled to be a part of this exclusive group,"
shared Pinaki Kar, CEO, Wipro Data Center Services.
"Wipro's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building
leadership," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair,
U.S. Green Building Council. "The urgency of USGBC's mission has
challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever
before and Wipro serves as a prime example with just how much we can
Wipro's King's Mountain Data Center achieved LEED Gold certification for
the energy, lighting, water, and materials used during construction, as
well as the sustainable savings to be realized during the ongoing
operation of the data center:
Over 98% of construction waste was diverted from landfills and recycled
Over 40% of building materials were sourced regionally, reducing the
overall carbon emissions required to deliver to the project site
40% recycled content contained in combined new building materials
New roofing system that reflects light and does not soak in heat,
resulting in reduced energy required for climate control.
Reduction of impervious space, restoring natural plant life and
vegetation to the area
Highly efficient interior lighting system reducing energy usage and
outdoor site light pollution
40% reduction in water usage over conventional business by using
rainwater collection tanks to supply all non-potable water needs
70% reduction in irrigation needs by utilizing efficient landscaping
and stored rainwater
40% reduction in water usage overall
17% reduction in energy usage overall.
LEED verifies environmental performance, occupant health and financial
return. LEED was established for market leaders to design & construct
buildings that protect and save precious resources while also making
good economic sense.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT),
is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company,
that delivers solutions to enable its clients to do business better.
Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep
industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through
Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses.
A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of
services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an
organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has
over 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more
information, please visit www.wipro.com.
About The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and
sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green
buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation
through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a
nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild
International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of
public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and
communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org
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LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance
and operations of green buildings. More than 49,100 projects are
currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating
systems, comprising 9.1 billion square feet of construction space in all
50 states and 130 countries. In addition, more than 24,000 residential
units have been certified under the LEED for Homes rating system, with
more than 87,000 more homes registered.
By using less energy, LEED-certified spaces save money for families,
businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a
healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
Learn more at usgbc.org.
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