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Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages corporate office at Brigade Magnum, Bengaluru receives LEED Platinum certification

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages corporate office at Brigade Magnum, Bengaluru receives LEED Platinum certification

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Brigade Magnum, Bengaluru, USGBC, LEED Platinum certification

HCCB (Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd), recently announced that its corporate office at Brigade Magnum, in Bengaluru has received the coveted LEED Platinum certification. The certificate recognizes HCCB’s green building initiatives which has resulted in achieving 43 per cent power savings, 44 per cent less water usage and helped establish 100 per cent centralized waste segregation mechanism within the office premises.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is a pioneering program that recognizes green building practices and strategies. In line with HCCB’s focus on creating sustainable business environment, HCCB has achieved 84 out of 110 points under the LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors rating system.

Sustainable Energy Solutions
The company’s office space has also achieved 43 per cent power savings by adopting ENERGY STAR rated LED lighting and Fabric lighting across the office area. LED lights are up to 80 per cent more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95 per cent of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5 per cent is wasted as heat.

Water Usage
HCCB has successfully reduced 44.84 per cent potable water usage against 30.7 per cent as mandated by USGBC. The use of sewage treatment plant within the premises reuses the water for gardening within the overall office complex. Alternative compliance paths such as these have led to a significant reduction in potable water usage.

Waste Segregation
Unlike most traditional offices spaces, HCCB does not house dustbins for every work station. At each floor there are centralized waste bins clearly demarcated for all types of waste. The waste segregation mechanism aligns itself with the overall aesthetics of the office interiors. The idea behind centralized waste bins is to discourage desk to desk custodial waste pick up mechanisms and encourage conscious waste disposal habits among employees while they individually empty their waste bins at a centralized location.

“Being able to look after ourselves, in a way that we can look after our ecosystem, is a consistent theme that is running across HCCB. We are focusing on optimizing natural resources even as we try to serve more consumers, customers and communities across India,” said, Christina Ruggiero, CEO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages.

With over 94,000 projects participating in 167 countries and territories, LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by USGBC and is the world’s most widely used green building rating system for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

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