ABB India’s 44-year-old plant is first in Nashik to receive platinum Green Factory certification from IGBC

ABB India’s 44-year-old plant is first in Nashik to receive platinum Green Factory certification from IGBC

  • The facility has reduced water consumption by 30% and also meets 30% of the total energy consumption needs through onsite renewable systems
  • Single Use Plastic Free Plant Certification by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • The facility has achieved 28% energy cost savings and achieved its commitment to 100% RE (Renewable Electricity)

ABB India today announced that its plant 1 located at Satpur MIDC, Nashik has received the Platinum-rated Green Factory Building certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). This factory is the first to receive this certification in the Nashik Industrial estate which is home to over 10,000 factories across industries. Being in operation since 1978, this factory consists of more than 15 product lines catering to multiple sectors and exports to over 120 countries globally. Without disrupting its on-going operations, this legacy plant had to overcome multiple challenges while implementing green solutions to become sustainable and energy efficient.

This Platinum IGBC certification recognizes the facility’s green measures resulting in reduced water consumption by 30% and meeting 28% energy cost savings. Around 30% of the facility’s total energy consumption needs are met through an onsite solar system and 70% through international renewable energy certified sources. Thus, making it 100% RE compliant. Spread across 12 acres within ABB’s Nashik campus, this site is equipped with building and energy management systems for enhancing energy performance with state-of-the-art monitoring and analysis platform developed by ABB.

The facility meets 75% of its lighting requirements using natural light. It uses fully CFC-free refriger-ants in its building ventilation & air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment and unitary air-conditioners. It also has a rainwater harvesting system capturing up to 100% of rainwater and an in-house sewage treatment plant. The site’s heat resistant roofs help reduce the heat island effect. It utilizes a contracted fleet of EVs within Nasik for transportation purposes. The plant is also ‘single-use plastic free’ facility as certified by CII.

“Globally, industries are major consumers of energy leading to high carbon emissions. Hence, sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing facilities are key to creating a greener value chain in the ecosystem”, said Ganesh Kothawade, Senior Vice President, Electrification Business, ABB India. “With this certification we are proud to become green partners for our customers and other stakeholders, which is in line with our aim to achieve carbon neutrality across operations.”

The Platinum certification is the highest rating offered by IGBC after evaluating a site on innovation in design and various environmental categories. ABB India’s Nashik plant 1 received this recognition for its efforts in upgrading its existing infrastructure to a sustainable and eco-efficient site. With its global 2030 sustainability strategy, ABB is actively enabling a low-carbon society as well as working with its customers and suppliers to implement sustainable practices across its value chain and the lifecycle of its products and solutions. ABB India aims to satisfy long-term sustainability targets of zero waste to landfill with its waste management efforts.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and re-source-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com

Electrifying the world in a safe, smart and sustainable way, ABB Electrification is a global technology leader in electrical distribution and management from source to socket. As the world’s demand for electricity grows, our 50,000+ employees across 100 countries collaborate with customers and part-ners to transform how people connect, live and work. We develop innovative products, solutions and digital technologies that enable energy efficiency and a low carbon society across all sectors. By ap-plying global scale with local expertise, we shape and support global trends, deliver excellence for cus-tomers and power a sustainable future for society. go.abb/electrification

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