The austerity of our commitment towards eco-conservation can be observed in our infrastructure itself.
From carefully selected building materials to unique power-saving systems, we have ensured that we keep our operations and premises as a contributing factor in maintaining the environmental equilibrium.
The Data Center structure has been built using Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) Blocks commonly known as Fly-Ash Bricks. Using CLC Blocks provides better strength to weight-ratio, as they are 1/3rd of the weight of the commonly used bricks and have a higher fire rating. It also provides better acoustic and thermal insulation, creating a temperature difference of up to 4-5 degrees Celsius in comparison to red bricks. Thus the air-conditioning requirement is considerably reduced helping us save on power consumption.
The building has a well-planned rainwater harvesting architecture contributing towards ground water table recharging. Clean and filtered rain water is passed into a 200 ft deep tube well which is filled up with pebbles.
A Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been set up within the premises ensuring that the sewage water is recycled and used for watering the trees and plants in our campus.
We have a dual air-conditioning system deployed on the workstation floor. The conventional central air-conditioner only operates 3-4 months a year. For the rest of the year, a unique concept of fresh air in-take system has been integrated which has 1/6th power consumption compared to the conventional central air-conditioning. This mechanism takes 1/3rd fresh air from a height of 130 ft, resulting in air temperature being cooler by 4-5 degrees Celsius, before being processed by the fresh air-conditioning system.
The fresh air is then channeled to the respective vents/ducts of the workstation floor and 2/3rd return air is cooled down to 2 degree Celsius for dehumidification, while more return air helps to heat up the cool air up to 12 degree Celsius. This heat-exchange process results in cooling of return air prior to entering the compressor, which in turn results in double power saving. Conventional air -conditioning systems deploy a heater to heat the dehumidified air and compressor for cooling hot return air.
As technology advances, man has time and again attained greater heights by exploiting natural resources. As rightly said, by Alan M. Edison, modern technology owes ecology an apology! ‘Project Green Connect' is our attempt to conserve and recompensate for what we have taken from the eco-system.
Our effort to integrate the usage of unconventional energy resources in the form of cleaner and greener alternatives has resulted in installation of solar-powered illumination systems within the premises.
Our Data Center floor is cushioned between other 2 floors, which has helped us to reduce sensible heat load from top as well as bottom. This floor also has cavity wall from all 4 sides with distance of 4 ft between both the walls. Both walls are made up of Fly Ash Bricks. External wall is painted black from inside and covered with multiple layers of fire-proof, as well as termite proof paper sheets. Internal wall is painted white from both sides to reflect radiation, though there is very rare possibility of radiation getting through the multiple layers of fire-proof paper insulation.
Vermiculite, the very popular and expensive insulating compound all over the world, known for its water retention capacity after being exposed to fire for up to 3 hrs, has been used for plastering the interior walls, beneath the flooring, as well as ceiling of the Data Centre floor. Fly Ash Bricks and Vermiculite together have helped us to reduce dead load of our Data Center, though the structure was designed to take load of Red Bricks and Sand plaster.
A well designed structure of Sun Louvers across the entire building guarantees minimized direct sun light penetrating into the building, thus reducing the energy required for air-conditioning.
As charity begins at home, apart from the Tree Plantation Drive by Project Green Connect every year, we also house over 30 fully grown trees around the Data Centre premises.
Since the inception of the Company, ESDS has been conducting Tree Plantation Drives every year in various parts of Northern Maharashtra. With Project Green Connect, we now plan to plant 5,000 trees next year.
With Project Green Connect, we strive to help make our company greener, reduce our carbon footprints, and contribute generously towards Ecological Conservation.