Thiruvananthapuram: US-based leading digital technology services company UST Global announced that its campus in the city has been awarded LEED Gold. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.
The 740,000 sq. ft. campus building has been recognized under the rating system of Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) LEED – India CS Version 1.0 at the certification level of Gold.
Currently, about 3,000 employees work from the campus. Built on a 36 acres of land, the building holds the current capacity to seat 7,800 employees.
Reduced building energy consumption with high performance glazing and high COP HVAC system, 47.9% water use reduction through low flow sanitary fixtures, water efficient landscaping using treated water, eco-friendly building envelope, good connectivity to basic amenities and public transportation, increased energy efficiency using radiant cooling and rain water harvesting are some of the key features on the campus.