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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

US Green Building Expert visits Synefra‘s flagship
project Suzlon One Earth

- Mr. Chris Smith, COO - US Green Building Council, discusses sustainable construction at Suzlon One Earth - one of the world‘s greenest campuses

Pune: Leading integrated infrastructure solutions provider, Synefra Engineering & Construction Limited (a Tanti Group company), today welcomed Mr. Chris Smith, COO - US Green Building Council, to its flagship project Suzlon One Earth, the global headquarters of the Suzlon Group. This project has been honored with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), under license agreement with the USGBC (US Green Building Council).

Speaking on his visit to the facility, Mr. Chris Smith said: “The vision of the US Green Building Council is to usher in a green building movement globally. Projects like Suzlon One Earth mark India‘s potential to become the world‘s leaders in green buildings. We urge more corporates to participate and build responsibly: it can cost less, is more energy efficient and, crucially, is helping to defeat climate change as well as delivering an awesome working environment.”

Mr. Smith also appreciated Synefra‘s approach to sustainable building, which focuses on key areas of human and environmental health, sustainable site development, efficient water, energy and waste methods, materials and resource selection, indoor environmental quality and, most important, innovation and design processes.

The Council's activities have enabled a market transformation in green building concepts, materials and technologies in India, a market potential estimated to be worth US$ 40 billion by 2012. (Source: www.greenbusinesscentre.org)

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. JR Tanti, Managing Director, Synefra E&C, said: “Sustainable practices are a way of life for us at Synefra; and this is clearly seen in the more than 100 projects we have completed over the past decade. Suzlon One Earth is testament to the transformation in practices and technology which Synefra has brought about in sustainable and green infrastructure.”

Mr. Girish Tanti, Executive Director, Suzlon Energy Limited, said: “Suzlon walks the talk; we are not only providing the world with sustainable green energy solutions but also employing them in our own home. Suzlon One Earth is a major milestone which rewrites many norms in the infrastructure industry. This state of the art facility will be a model not only for corporate India, but to the world over. Synefra has delivered a truly exceptional green campus.”


Notes to the Editor:
o Mr. Chris Smith, COO USGBC, is visiting India to address the eight edition of the Green Building Congress 2010, which kicks off tomorrow in Chennai.
o Innovations at Suzlon One Earth:
o Developed on an area of 41,000 square meter (10.13 acres), Suzlon One Earth is one of the largest green building projects in t India with a built up of over 8,00,000 square feet
o Largest LED lights installation for 100 per cent external lighting a first in India
o 18 on-site wind turbines
o Building Integrated Photovoltaic Panels (BIPV)
o Water cooled Variable Refrigerant Flow system with fresh air units first in India
o Complete building enveloped in insulation by use of hi-performance glass, louvers and maximum over deck insulation
o Installed load reduced from 6.5 MVA to 4 MVA by using renewable energy, energy efficient installations of HVAC and lighting at design stage

About USGBC The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-INDIA) Green Building Rating System is a nationally and internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED-INDIA provides building owners, architects, consultants, developers, facility managers and project managers the tools they need to design, construct and operate green buildings. The Indian counterpart of USGBC, Indian Green Building Council certifies buildings in India for LEED and they certified Suzlon One Earth as LEED India Platinum with the highest score of 57 points out of 59 applied for.
About Synefra Engineering & Construction Ltd:

Synefra Engineering & Construction Ltd A Tanti Group Company, formerly known us Suzlon Infrastructure Limited, was established in 1998 with a focus to conceptualize, invest, develop & maintain Hi-Tech Industrial Infrastructure globally for Suzlon Group companies. With more than a decade of execution expertise, Synefra has today evolved to be an integrated infrastructure solutions provider to different industrial business segments. With experienced professionals comprising engineers, architects, finance and management specialists, Synefra offers a wide array of specialized services in Efficient Project Management (e-PM), Engineering & Construction (E&C) and Integrated Facility Management Services (i-FM)

About Suzlon Energy Limited
Suzlon ranked as the world‘s third* leading wind turbine supplier in terms of market share in 2009. Suzlon has its corporate office in Pune, India. The company‘s global spread reflects in its projects and markets portfolio extending across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. Suzlon is a highly vertically integrated wind turbine manufacturer with manufacturing capability along the full value chain from components to complete wind turbine systems.

NOTES: * Suzlon and REpower, if taken together, stand as the world‘s third leading wind turbine supplier group in terms of market share. Market share of 9.8 per cent is derived from BTM Consult ApS World Market Update 2009, ranking Suzlon with 6.4 per cent of global market share and REpower with 3.4 per cent of global market share.

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