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Going Green is the Mantra for MRO-Tek

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Going Green is not a new concept, and specially for MRO-Tek which recently completed 25 years of its existence. And while Go Green has been a buzzword in the entire IT spectrum for quite sometime, the chairman and managing director of MRO-Tek, S Narayanan describes Green as his passion and a motto of the company.

Former president of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam during his visit to the Hebbal (Bengaluru) facility on the occasion of completion of 25 years of MRO-Tek, was impressed by the fact that the facility was designed in such a way that it completely adhered to the green practices. Narayanan recalls that Dr Kalam said this in context of the growing climate change concerns, and how enterprises and individuals can contribute towards the environment. Says Narayanan, Our campus in Hebbal, Bengaluru, which spreads to approximately 3.5 acres with a built-up area of 60,000 sq ft, has been designed and built to be eco-friendly. Cross-ventilation, along with a high roof design in the campus brings in fresh air and keeps the interior cool, thus avoiding the usage of air conditioner. Though air conditioning has been restricted to spaces where it is an absolute necessity such as R&D labs and conference rooms.

Energy consumption has also been minimized by the usage of natural skylights across the campus and solar powered water heaters. Solar panels are also used for outside lighting. A significant portion of the water requirement is met by 320 kl of rainwater harvested by the installations set up across the campus. All wastewater generated is recycled by the sewage treatment plant, and then used to water the vast gardens. Further, sprinklers and drip irrigation methods have been implemented to make the wastage negligible. Says Narayanan, The garden at our corporate office has won many awards. We have been conferred with the ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) certification. The campus also adheres to the noise compliance in total. The premises of both the corporate office in Hebbal and the factory in Electronic City encompasses more than 100 trees of different varieties. The greenery invites a wide variety of birds (cranes, Indian Grey Hornbill, parrots, pigeons, mynah, Greater Coucal) and butterflies. The flora and fauna co-exist in harmony. According to the company, future products will be based on Green View. Their first such product should be ready by February 2011.

PC Suraj

surajp@cybermedia.co.in

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