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India's 1st 'green' IT park by Phoenix

Technopolis, he said would also be the first IT park project in the country to earn carbon credit under the Kyoto Protocol

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 11:44 IST

Phoenix Software Limited is setting up India's first LEED-certified green IT infrastructure project in Kolkata to give a further boost to the booming IT and ITES sectors.

The IT park, 'Technopolis', would be the first Leadership, Energy, Environment and Design (LEED) certified project in the country, developed as per the guidelines of the US Green Building Council.

Announcing this on Monday, PSL director Rahul Saraf said the project, which would have a 4,25,000 sq ft of workspace, would come up at Salt Lake by June, 2006.

Technopolis, he said would also be the first IT park project in the country to earn carbon credit under the Kyoto Protocol as a Clean Development Mechanism project.

The project is designed to reduce the energy bills by over 30 per cent compared to conventional IT parks, thus, will enable energy savings amounting to 87.50 lakh units of power per annum.

Consequently, total carbon emission would be reduced by 7,500 tonnes per annum, he said adding the total potential savings through energy bills, water management as also carbon trading could be around Rs 50 crore over the next 10 years.

Hailing the innovative project, state IT Minister Manab Mukherjee said such green IT infrastructure would help in attracting more IT investments into the state.

He said a number of prominent IT firms, including Cape Gemini of France, have proposed to set up shops.

The French IT giant, having development facilities at Mumbai and Bangalore, would start operations here by March with an initial intake of about 500 people, he said.