Project Description

Coimbatore, India June 29, 2017 – The SIERRA ODC’s eFACiLiTY® building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for all LEED projects worldwide, scoring 103 points out of 110 points, establishing it as the world’s 2nd highest ranking green building score under LEED NC v2009. There are 90,000 commercial LEED projects registered across 164 countries and about 37,300 have got certified so far.
SIERRA Quotes: “The ranking was a result of our initiative to create awareness among the public on Global Warming issues and the urgent need for all buildings on the planet to follow suit. Taking the concept further, we will be sharing and publishing the knowledge we have gained, the technologies adopted and the innovations deployed in our green building openly in various platforms for everyone to improvise upon and replicate freely to make our planet greener and a safer place to live in.”

The building was designed and constructed with an emphasis on increasing the efficiency of resource use – energy, water, and materials – while reducing its impact on human health and the environment throughout its entire lifecycle. To further promote the benefits of green building, SIERRA ODC is establishing an on-site Green Learning Center where students, social enthusiasts, industry experts and the general public can learn the benefits of green building and how they can easily apply certain strategies at home and work.

Metrics Achieved
ENERGY COST 64% CARBON NEUTRAL WATER SAVINGS 89.31% RAIN WATER 100% WATER RE-CYCLED 100% INCREASED PURIFIED 45% ORGANIC WASTE RECYCLING 100% DAYLIGHT USE 86% NATURAL VIEWS 97% BETTER LIGHT POWER DENSITY 80% CONSTRUCTION WASTE REUSED / SENT FOR RECYCLING 82.5% RECYCLED CONTENT IN CIVIL MATERIALS 20.15% REGIONAL MATERIALS 78.3% RAPIDLY RENEWABLE MATERIALS 3.15% FSC CERTIFIED WOOD 100% VEGETATED AREA 25%

“SIERRA ODC’s eFACiLiTY Building has been designed and constructed to be one of the greenest buildings in the entire world,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certifications Inc. (GBCI). “By certifying this project to LEED, SIERRA ODC has demonstrated a strong commitment to the health, comfort and wellbeing of the people who will visit this building and to their community at large. This project will serve as a model in India and all around the world for how we can create a future that is safe and healthy for our planet and its people.”

SIERRA ODC Private Limited:
SIERRA ODC is a Coimbatore based Software/IT Solutions Company offering Custom Software Development Services and end-to-end IT turnkey solutions to customers world-wide.

SIERRA is the developer of eFACiLiTY® – Enterprise Facility Management Software, a leading Computed Aided Facility Management (CAFM) Software in Asia & Middle East. SIERRA’s clientele includes many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies spread across Asia, Middle East, Australia, USA & Europe.

SIERRA is a Micro-Small and Medium Enterprise founded and headed by Coimbatore based Entrepreneurs.

GBCI:
GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.

GBCI is the only certification and credentialing body within the green business and sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials of LEED, EDGE, PEER, WELL, SITES, GRESB, Parksmart and Zero Waste.