iGate, the Integrated Technology and Operations company, on Thursday launched the phase four of its global delivery facility at its corporate campus in Whitefield area of the city.

The facility which provides 1,15,000 sq ft of additional workspace in the company’s green 13.5 acre campus is part of the firm’s green initiative aimed at bringing down its carbon footprint and conserving power and water.

The company has pumped in a Rs. 65 crore initial investment in developing the facility out of which five per cent was towards the green initiative, Phaneesh Murthy, CEO iGate told reporters.

Another Rs. 50 to 69 crore would be invested in phase five and six of the facility, he said.

The facility, which could house 1050 employees, has LED and solar-powered lighting, an ozone-friendly air conditioning system, organic waster convertor, wastewater recycling system, aimed at bringing down the carbon footprint by 160 tonnes annually.

The energy efficiency was targeted at ensuring power saving of 55 kw per hour, he said.

The salient features of the green facility also include reduction of air-conditioning load by optimising use of glass, creating a water harvesting pit that could store 20,000 litres and treatment of 40,000 litres of water a day, he said.

“Being environmentally friendly is a responsibility that we take seriously and we are proud to push the envelope with this new state-of-art one kind of building in the world”, he said.

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