S&P Global, a company that deals with ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to capital and commodity markets worldwide opened its green-building office in Hyderabad, India. The office will host 3,500 employees.
The new office in the Skyview building covers 2,41,000 square-feet and has a multitude of sustainable features that have earned it US Green Building Council (USGBC) Gold-rated LEED certification.
An innovative facade design reduces the carbon footprint of the facility by optimising natural lighting and reducing heat and glare and HVAC operational costs. The building also uses resources in a sustainable way, with features such as a rainwater harvesting system, treated water for irrigation and flushing, environmentally friendly HVAC & R equipment and use of recycled material. Additional green features wide-open spaces with abundant greenery, natural light and optimised air circulation, as well as automatic sensor lighting and sensor operated toilets and taps.
An in-house green team is also driving sustainable initiatives, such as replacing paper marketing material with digital displays, encouraging employees to commute via carpool or bike pool and use only certified sustainable resources such as FSC certified paper.