Monday, 4 February 2008

Offshore Greening

As IT services companies look to reduce their carbon footprint, because of customer demands and/or legislation, the spotlight will inevitably also fall on the lower-cost offshore sites through which work is increasingly delivered. It’s good, then, to discover that some Indian facilities are actually leading the way.

Step up Wipro. Back in 2006 the company’s software development centre in Gurgoan, India, was awarded a Platinum Rating in the ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)’ category from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It makes it one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world.

With lots of new development of IT facilities going on in India and a general awareness there of the need to be environmentally friendly, it’s quite possible that offshore players could gain an advantage in the Green IT services supplier stakes.

© The Green IT Review

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