India’s first CII-IGBC Platinum rating goes to ICICI Data Centre

Providing a major impetus to CII- IGBC’s (Indian Green Building Council) efforts in greening of Indian Data Centres, ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad gained the unique distinction of becoming India’s first Platinum rated project to be rated under IGBC Green Data Center Rating System.

IGBC Green Data Center Rating System would facilitate in providing tangible and intangible benefits. Tangible benefits include 20 to 25 per cent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), 25 to 30 per cent reduction in water consumption. Intangible benefits include: enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health & well-being of the staff operating such facility.

The green features incorporated in ICICI Bank’s Data Centrr include PUE (Power Usages Effectiveness) as 1.36 at 33 per cent loading. Wheeling of 15 MW off-site Renewable Energy (9000 units to offset grid energy), Photovoltaic installed at façade for onsite renewable energy generation, LED based energy efficient lighting fixtures and procurement of green certified products & materials and comfort and wellbeing.