ABB India awarded Green Factory Building Certification
12 October 2020
ABB India’s Nashik smart factory, in line with Industry 4.0 standards, provides stimulus to the Make in India initiative by supplying power distribution products globally to over 120 countries and across sectors in India
ABB India’s commitment towards sustainability and eco-efficiency has been recognized with a gold certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its environmentally friendly Nashik smart factory in India. With this recognition, ABB India’s site becomes the first factory to be certified as a Green Building within the Nashik Industrial Area, which houses approximately 10,000 factories across various industries.
The factory has scored high on multiple parameters including rainwater harvesting which helped save 565 m3 of rainwater per day, and reduction of indoor water usage by 47.8%. The facility has achieved overall energy savings of 95.03% and mitigated CO2 emission by up to 345 tons per year. Apart from this, the natural topography & landscape, sensitivity for differently-abled, usage of natural light and efficient ventilation system, heat island effect on the roof, wastewater treatment through the sewage treatment plant, employee collaboration areas, and gym and recreational facilities were some of the important factors that added to the factory’s overall rating.