As the drives towards transforming 100 existing urban settlements into smart- cities, Infosys plays its share of efforts. India’s leading software products & services company has plans to invest and develop Mysore campus as a smart- city. The company will provide its deep expertise in the areas of smart infrastructure planning and sustainable building technology to the Ministry of Urban Development.
The Infosys Mysore campus is a mini city in itself – spread over 350 acres, with 12 million square feet built-up area and the capacity to host more than 15,000 trainees and 8,000 employees and several thousand contract workers. Under this initiative, Infosys will strive towards converting its Mysore campus into a smart- city’ through effective planning to ensure efficient resource governance and utilization. The campus will be the first to achieve zero-waste- to-landfill sustainability. The company aims to achieve its target of making the campus a Smart City by April 2015.This announcement was made during a meeting between Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and Dr Vishal Sikka, CEC & MD, Infosys, in New Delhi.
“We, at Infosys, deeply believe that the digital revolution creates opportunities for us to reshape the world around us for the better and to improve quality of life. With our experience in computing technologies, and in managing urban spaces totaling over 2,600 acres, with a built-up area of 39 million square feet, spread across the country, our model ecosystem at Mysore will serve as a replicable example of smart-city innovations that will harness all the advantages of digitization. These technologies promise to revolutionize the physical spaces we inhabit. And Mysore as the spiritual centre of our company and a magnificent space in which we learn and teach, offers the best venue for this great endeavour”, says Dr. Sikka.
Infosys has been using industry-leading practices such as radiant cooling, day lighting and effective retrofit strategies to reduce its energy consumption. The company has also invested in a ‘command centre’ at its headquarters in Bangalore from where it monitors, manages and optimizes resource usage across its development centres based in India. The ‘command centre’ analyzes data of energy consumption, building operations, and uses advanced algorithms for energy saving, predictive maintenance and more, to ensure operational excellence.