The GF Piping Systems plant in Ratnagiri, India, is the first industrial manufacturing site in the country to receive two Platinum Certifications and one Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc.
The LEED certification program is an internationally recognized rating system for healthy, efficient, carbon, and cost-saving green buildings. Now, GF Piping Systems India has received certifications for a total of three buildings. The on-site customization building achieved Platinum Certification under the v4.1 Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings rating system with a total of 83 points, while the warehouse and main plant building also received Platinum and Gold Certifications respectively.
The certification process began in 2021, while the necessary measurement and monitoring equipment was registered and installed throughout 2022. This was followed by a period of rigorous auditing which resulted in the Gold Certification in March 2023 and the two Platinum Certifications in April 2023.
Shekhar Jagtap, Managing Director of GF Piping Systems India, is happy with the result: “Our Strategy 2025 stipulates that we reduce our CO2e emissions by 21% until 2025, and we have continually worked towards this goal. The LEED certifications prove to us and our customers that we are on track and successfully transforming the approach to industrial buildings.”
GF Piping Systems India is committed to enabling the safe and sustainable transport of water, gas, and chemicals. Previously, the company installed a solar energy system with 2239 modules on its production site and warehouse roof. The panels have a capacity of 750 kWp and reduce GF Piping Systems India's CO2 emissions by approximately 1000 tons per year.
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As the leading flow solutions provider for the safe and sustainable transport of fluids, GF Piping Systems creates connections for life. The division focuses on industry-leading leak-free piping solutions for numerous demanding end-market segments. Its strong focus on customer-centricity and innovation is reflected by its global sales, service, and manufacturing footprint and its award-winning portfolio, including fittings, valves, pipes, automation, fabrication, and jointing technologies.
GF Piping Systems has its own sales companies in 31 countries, which means it is always by its customers' side. Production sites in 36 locations in America, Europe, and Asia ensure sufficient availability and quick, reliable delivery. In 2022, GF Piping Systems generated sales of CHF 2'160 million and employed 8'085 people. GF Piping Systems is a division of Georg Fischer AG, founded in 1802 and headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
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