Technal has opened a new purpose-designed and highly sustainable headquarters in India.
The 4,000sqm building in Bangalore represents a significant investment for the Group and was designed in accordance with the international sustainability standard, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It is targeted to achieve LEED platinum status and has a projected annual energy consumption of less than 60Kw/hr/sqm.
The LEED standard aims to improve the quality of buildings and minimise their impact on the environment. To achieve LEED certification, a building has to be built to an affordable construction budget, be energy efficient, promote the use of renewable and green energy sources, preserve natural resources such as water, and ensure the comfort of the occupiers.
A Showcase for Sustainable Construction
The sustainability features of the new headquarters building in Bangalore include:
Comments from Technal
Subhendu Ganguly, Technal General Manager, India:
“As a country, India is often criticised for neglecting environmental issues in favour of economic growth. However, India is now undergoing an environmental revolution and is seeing a tremendous growth in green construction. We are a global business with a strong commitment to the environment so we felt it was really important that our new headquarters in India provides a good example of sustainable development – not just in terms of reducing the carbon footprint in the building’s construction but in its ongoing operation and maintenance.”
“A clear commitment to sustainability in construction is critical – and aluminium with its recyclability properties has an important role to play in meeting the environmental agenda. With around 40 per cent of the world’s energy being used to operate buildings, a highly energy efficient façade and fenestration is absolutely essential.”
A Global Business
Technal is now active in more than 70 countries and has operations in India, China, the Middle East, Morocco, South America, and South East Asia as well as across Europe. It offers an innovative range of aluminium façade products, including curtain walling, doors, windows, brise soleil, and low rise glazing systems.
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