Pune: SKFâ€™s office in Pune, India has been awarded the highest possible LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating â€“ Platinum â€“ by the Indian Green Building Council.Designed with a focus on energy and water efficiency, the buildingâ€™s envelope material and lighting help it exceed LEEDâ€™s baseline building standards by approximately 60%. In total, 65% of the buildingâ€™s electricity comes from roof-top solar panels and at peak office hours, it is energy neutral, as 100% of its power requirement is drawn from solar energy.
Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head, SKF India, said, â€œThis certification is reflective of SKF Indiaâ€™s commitment to sustainable business development. We are delighted and thank all our partners who made this happenâ€.
SKF has a long standing focus on sustainability â€“ defined by the BeyondZero strategy. LEED-certification is just one example of many actions taken to reduce environmental impacts along the full value chain. Another example is the Groupâ€™s focus on energy and carbon saving solutions within its own manufacturing, logistical and purchasing operations. SKFâ€™s absolute energy use has been reduced by 15% since 2006, during which time the Groupâ€™s sales have grown by 30%.