|Bangalore‚ September 30‚ 2008: Setting new standards in energy conservation, Tesco Hindustan Service Centre, Tesco's global services arm in Bangalore, has become the first campus in India to completely change all CFL lamps used for interior lighting to LED. As a part of the company's green initiatives, this major drive changed 2500 CFL interior lamps, 40 garden lights and 70 street lights to LED installed in the 15-acre campus.
Lighting accounts for approximately 19% of the total energy consumed at the Tesco HSC campus. Through this initiative, Tesco HSC aims to save over 68% of the expense on lighting and approximately 5% of the total energy consumed. This is effectively a saving of 2,20,000 units of electricity, bringing down the CO2 emission levels by 116 tons per annum. All the replaced CFL lamps have been fitted with 230 volts adaptors and will be donated to NGOs and to the schools supported by Tesco HSC.
"Tesco as an organisation is committed to the cause of working towards a greener planet. I am glad that with the installation of the LED lamps and other green initiatives, we have moved one step closer to contributing our bit to the larger organisation's goals," said Captain Dayalu Arasappa, Head Support and Facilities & Chief Security Officer, Tesco Hindustan Service Centre.
Tesco HSC has over the last few years initiated a lot of projects in its efforts to go green. The centre boasts of rainwater harvesting wells, waste water treatment plants, algae retardants in the water bodies, solar water heater in the gym and cafeteria, organic gardens and catalytic converters for generators on campus. TESCO HSC is also the first to implement infra secure software on the desk tops to hibernate the system when not in use bringing down the CO2 emissions by another 100 tons per annum.
Apart from the above initiatives, Tesco HSC, on a pilot basis, is testing 72 watts tube light fixture with 16.4 watts LED and windmills to generate electricity. Currently, tests are being conducted on a single windmill generating 400 watts of electricity. Very soon each building on the campus will feature a 2 kilowatt windmill.
About Tesco Hindustan Service Centre:
Tesco Hindustan Service Centre (HSC) is the Global Services arm building competitive advantage for Tesco, the world's third largest retailer. The centre sits at the heart of the Tesco group, and provides IT, Finance and Business Services to Tesco operations across US, Europe and Asia. Tesco HSC supports existing technologies, pioneers new leading-edge technologies. The centre is dedicated to making the Tesco experience better for its 30 million customers worldwide, simpler for its 468,508 employees, and cheaper for the company. Tesco is the first major international retailer to have a fully-owned support centre in India. The centre went live in May 2004, and has close to 3000 employees.