The Tata Central Archives in Pune implements measurable and sustainable strategies, solutions and innovations.
This is India´s first business archive to bag IGBC´s Platinum rating under the Existing Building Operations and Maintenance Rating System. Indeed, the Tata Central Archives (TCA) in Pune has been religiously implementing measurable strategies and solutions in site and facility management, water-efficiency, energy-efficiency, health, and comfort and innovation.
Launched by JRD Tata on January 7, 1991, TCA serves as a central point of information and centre for research for Tata companies, researchers, and the public on the rich history of the House of Tata.
´The Tata Central Archives is the custodian of the Tata Heritage, and receiving a Platinum certification from IGBC is a proud milestone for us,´ says Farokh N Subedar, Chairman, Tata Services and COO, Tata Sons, as he shares more on the sustainable practices followed by TCA with CW.
Site and facility management:
We have undertaken the following measures required for site and facility management:
Highlights of the Green Policy: The policy lays down the focus on future retrofits and renovations.
It essentially includes the following highlights:
DG and solar outputs are compared with baselines to check for deviations. Adequate action has been taken to check any deviations so that energy consumption remains within the efficiency band. Similarly, water metering for bore-well water and end-use water consumption are also measured.
TCA innovations: We have made a provision for a handicapped toilet on the premises. Additionally, we have signed up with Swacch, a Pune Municipal Corporation initiative for safe processing of e-waste. The approximate cost incurred as on date is Rs 50 lakh. This includes installation of solar PV systems, installation of VRF-based AC systems and all other green building measures. On an average, a retrofit project such as this has a payback of five years.
TCA has an added responsibility to create and maintain a repository of Tata records that will motivate and inspire generations to come. Adding to this is the record it has set in the green league as well!
- SHRIYAL SETHUMADHAVAN
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