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Infosys partners with AEEE, IIHS to decarbonise India’s commercial building sector 

Infosys, in collaboration with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), launched ‘ASSURE’ (Accelerating Sustainable and Super-efficient Real Estate) initiative. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions in India’s commercial building sector and strengthen the country’s global position in climate action and sustainability.

The program aims to achieve 100 million sq. ft. of high-performance commercial buildings in India by 2030. It’s designed as the world’s largest organized effort to implement high-performance buildings at scale. By bringing together experts, innovators, enterprises, and the government, ASSURE aims to provide technical assistance to lighthouse projects, develop ecosystem-wide capacity, and demonstrate viability based on Infosys’ campuses.

Furthermore, ASSURE will promote entrepreneurship, collaborate with government agencies to create supportive policies, and engage with large financial institutions to implement high-performance commercial buildings, according to Infosys.

Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani said India’s building sector presented a significant opportunity to make progress on India’s sustainability goals. “We are delighted to collaborate with AEEE and IIHS, and to amplify the potential of their nation-wide community of industry leaders, practitioners, knowledge institutions, and students to drive positive climate action. ASSURE – our joint program – creates the next opportunity to make a significant impact on India’s environmental footprint, paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future for generations to come.”

AEEE President Satish Kumar said that ASSURE was being launched not just to meet global standards but to set new ones. “By integrating rigorous performance validation and ambitious emissions reduction targets, we aim to transform building practices and drive real change. Together, let’s harness our collective expertise to not only reach but exceed these benchmarks, proving that a sustainable future is not only possible but inevitable.”

Aromar Revi, Director of IIHS, expressed enthusiasm about collaborating with Infosys and AEEE to develop actionable solutions. He highlighted their organization’s work on climate science, policy, finance, capacity development, and innovation as a foundation for this collaboration.

Infosys, known for its proactive stance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, has been advocating for responsible business practices for decades. The company achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, surpassing the Paris Agreement’s timeline by 30 years. Additionally, Infosys has been actively advancing its ESG 2030 vision and transitioning to low-carbon operations, according to the statement.

About AEEE

AEEE, India’s foremost energy efficiency think tank and industry-led association, promotes energy efficiency as a resource and collaborates with industry and government to enable the energy efficiency market, thereby fostering an efficient and equitable energy transition.

About IIHS

IIHS is a national knowledge institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. It is a prospective Institution of Eminence and interdisciplinary national University focused on India’s sustainable urbanization and undertakes influential work on the research, practice, and capacity development continuum.

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