ICICI Bank: Unique distinction of a platinum rated green data centre
Express Computer|March 2020
PROVIDING A MAJOR impetus to CII- Indian Green Building Council's (IGBC) efforts in greening of Indian data centres, ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad has gained the unique distinction of becoming India’s first Platinum rated project under IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System
Abhishek Raval

ICICI Bank operates a captive data centre in Hyderabad and the bank has been achieving great strides in capacity expansion keeping in mind the sustainable development aspect and also operational efficiency.

Providing a major impetus to CII-IGBC’s (Indian Green Building Council) efforts in greening of Indian data centres, ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad gained the unique distinction of becoming India’s first Platinum rated project to be rated under IGBC Green Data Center Rating System. Late Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, IGBC, had presented the IGBC plaque to the bank, in 2017.

IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System would facilitate in providing tremendous tangible and intangible benefits. Tangible benefits include: 20 to 25 per cent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), 25 to 30 per cent reduction in water consumption. Intangible benefits include: enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health and well-being of the staff operating such facilities.

“ICICI Bank would continue to partner with IGBC in taking forward the green building movement in the country. Today, more than 150 professionals from ICICI Bank are now IGBC Accredited Professionals (APs) and they are fully equipped to manage the green building facilities of ICICI Bank,” says Balaji V V, Head - Business Technology Group, ICICI Bank.

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