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Technal opens new India HQ

6 Dec 12 Architectural aluminium glazing systems specialist Technal has opened a new headquarters building in India.

The 4,000m2 building in Bangalore features the company’s Géode-MX curtain walling and brise soleil sun-shading systems. It was designed in accordance with the LEED international sustainability standard, and is targeted to achieve platinum status and has a projected annual energy consumption of less than 60KW/hr/m2.

Photovoltaic cells are fitted to the Technal Suneal brise soleil system as well as a pergola and roof glazing. This solution generates around 18KW of electricity per hour – approximately 30% of the energy required to light and power the building.  It also means the offices can continue to operate in the event of a power cut, which are a frequent occurrence in India, without the need for diesel-powered generators.

Other sustainability features have incuded sourcing  19% of materials from recycled sources and ensuring that 48% of the materials were produced locally.

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“As a country, India is often criticised for neglecting environmental issues in favour of economic growth,” said Technal General Manager for India Subhendu Ganguly. “However, India is now undergoing an environmental revolution and is seeing a tremendous growth in green construction. We are a global business with a strong commitment to the environment so we felt it was really important that our new headquarters in India provides a good example of sustainable development – not just in terms of reducing the carbon footprint in the building’s construction but in its ongoing operation and maintenance.”

Technal is now active in more than 70 countries and has operations in India, China, the Middle East, Morocco, South America, and South East Asia as well as across Europe. It offers an innovative range of aluminium façade products, including curtain walling, doors, windows, brise soleil, and low rise glazing systems.

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