We @ ESPL, continuously strive to keep up our properties and services to world-class standards. As a result, ESPL has got certified for world class international standards of QMS, EMS & OHSAS for Quality, Environment and Health and Safety, respectively. In addition to this, ESPL has taken one more step ahead to scale further heights, by adopting green property management practices, postulated by IGBC (Indian Green Building Council). The adopted green procedures, processes and best practices have been evaluated by IGBC an accreditation body recognized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), for the fulfilment of compliance requirements towards achieving “Green Campus Certification”. As a result of the successful implementation of green processes and practices at two of our biggest and prestigious tech parks in Bengaluru, namely, Manyata Embassy Business Park and Embassy TechVillage, these two business parks have been awarded in the “Green campuses under Platinum Certificate Category”. These two are also the first two multi-tenant business parks of India, to receive this prestigious award, setting a benchmark for other developers across the country.
Green Campuses can have tremendous benefits, both tangible and intangible. The most tangible benefits are the reduction in water and energy consumption, right from day one of occupancy. The energy savings could range from 20% -30% and water savings around 30% – 50%. Intangible benefits of green campus includes health and well-being of the occupants, enhancing air quality and promoting biodiversity, safety benefits and conservation of scarce national resources.
IGBC Green Campus rating system addresses green features, under the following categories:
SITE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
MATERIAL AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
INNOVATION IN DESIGN
The guidelines detailed under each mandatory requirement and credit, enable the design and construction of campuses of all sizes and types. Different levels of green campus certification are awarded based on the total credits earned. However, every green campus should meet certain mandatory requirements, which are non-negotiable.