Embassy Group aims to create an eco-friendly environment driven by an innovation. In addition to increased focus on incorporating sustainability features in our buildings, Embassy Group has instituted a host of other programmes that build awareness towards fighting what is currently one of our biggest challenges. For the last five years, every new office building Embassy has developed has been LEED-certified. Further, a majority of our portfolio is LEED-certified through the IGBC/USGBC.
Embassy Services has created various green initiatives to assist our corporate partners in accomplishing their environmental goals. Initiatives such as Urban Green, which has yielded 6,000 kg of vegetables a year and helps inspire a love of farming, and the car-pooling initiative in our business parks, Green Rider, set the benchmark for eco-friendly operations.
Embassy Group funded a dry and wet waste collection centre in North Bengaluru that benefits 10 villages under its EcoGram Initiative. EcoGram aims to create a replicable, sustainable model panchayat in terms of waste, water, and soil. The initiative is also bolstered by the "Ecogram Shakti Program," which empowers over 50 women from these villages to drive environmental sustainability in their communities.
Taking effective steps towards generating green energy, Embassy owns a 100 MW solar field, which has the ability to generate 2 million units a year. The Group is further expanding its solar capacity to reduce carbon-emitting power generation. Finally, Embassy recently built a new flyover at Embassy Manyata Business Park, which has improved traffic flow and will reduce carbon emissions and air pollution.