JLL's Bengaluru global CoE office for TDIM achieves LEED V4 Platinum certification
Joins an exclusive club of office spaces in India that have achieved this milestone
JLL India has achieved a rare milestone with its TDIM office in Bangalore achieving LEED V4 Platinum certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This prestigious certification has been awarded for designing an energy and water efficient space under the interior fit out category, known as LEED for Interior Design and Construction: Commercial Interiors.
Ramesh Nair, CEO & country head – India, JLL said: “This certification symbolises JLL’s continued commitment to sustainability and building a better tomorrow, surpassing JLL’s earlier achievements on green certification. JLL leads by example and has set high standards while building new fit out spaces.”
George Thomas, chief information officer, JLL Asia Pacific, said: “The design of the TDIM office ensures wellbeing of inhabitants through a slew of measures such as enhanced air quality that effectively combats VOC, particulate matter 2.5 and 10, height adjustable and ergonomically designed furniture and circadian lighting, to mention a few. This new technology innovation centre is a living model of the future of work and human experience – concepts that are becoming the foundation for future modern workplaces, of which JLL is a strong advocate in this age of disruption. We are humbled by and proud of this certification, that demonstrates our commitment to sustainability as we advance our digital ambitions.”
P GopalaKrishnan, MD, APAC and Middle East, GBCI, said: “This certification brings the TDIM CoE office in a rare club of office spaces in India. Achieving this certification is a testament to JLL’s commitment to sustainability. JLL’s in-house team of energy and sustainability services professionals, LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs), energy modelling analysts and commissioning experts formed an integrated team that was instrumental in delivering the LEED Platinum Certification.”
Key features of the state-of-the-art office at TDIM CoE, Bangalore are: Electronically Commutated (EC) fans in the HVAC system; energy efficient lighting and occupancy/vacancy sensors; procur ement of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) showcasing JLL’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; daylight harvesting via sensors for maximised daylighting; continuous commissioning with IoT based advanced energy metering and IAQ monitoring; water-efficient fixtures and recycled water for flushing purposes; enhanced air quality by use of low VOC paints, adhesives, sealants, furniture and furnishings; advanced air conditioning with state-of-the-art air purification systems for occupant well-being; task lighting with dimmable controls for providing optimum lighting work environment; incorporating cradle to cradle (C2C) and environmental product declarations (EPD) for selection of materials addressing life-cycle information disclosure to ensure environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts; access to public transport to minimise carbon footprint; located in a previously developed area encourage walkability for health of occupants; and all workstations are connected to the natural outdoor environment by quality views.
Sustainable office premises provide better air quality, natural light and an optimal and pleasant indoor environment. Enhanced IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) for occupants is achieved by initiatives such as using less toxic interiors, low-emitting adhesives, paints, carpets furniture and composite wood, illuminating 75% of the space with natural light, and increasing thermal comfort via zone controls for air conditioning and better ventilation. These factors are important in improving the quality of work life and the efficiency of building occupants. Cumulatively, they directly translate into improved productivity and decreased ailments for occupants.