Mumbai, September 20, 2022. Vitesco Technologies, a leading supplier of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions for sustainable mobility, received GOLD certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 Operations and Maintenance (O+M) for its manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Pune from Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). It now become the largest Industrial Manufacturing project in India to be certified under the category. GBCI is India’s foremost authority on sustainability in building design, construction, and operation and is part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification under ‘LEED’ green building rating system.
LEED certification is awarded to buildings that reduce their climate impact; enhance human health; protect and restore water resources; protect and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services; promote sustainable and regenerative material cycles; and enhance the overall quality of life for the community. LEED helps companies meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals and provides investors with a robust and globally recognized green building framework to measure and manage real-estate performance. LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) measures the performance of a building on five parameters: energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience.
Vitesco Technologies has earned this coveted certification for the various green initiatives it has implemented. The facility has invested in a rainwater harvesting system to capture the rainwater runoff using green infrastructure techniques. They have conducted a detailed energy analysis and walk-through audit to evaluate the energy performance of the building and have further planned various energy conservation measures that can be implemented to optimize energy usage of the site. They recently commissioned a 2.6 MW solar rooftop project generating 3 MW of solar energy with the aim of increasing it further. Moreover,