April 2, 2018 Mumbai: Following the success of multiple accolades and award-winning projects, Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group has recently been awarded the iNFHRA FM Excellence Award for its SP Infocity project in Chennai.
Now in their sixth year, the FM Excellence Awards are known to be the ‘best of the best’ within the facility management sphere. The awards are part of the Infrastructure, Facility, Human Resource and Realty Association (iNFHRA) which enables government and industry bodies to deliberate on policy issues and interact with international partners to promote the globalization and economic development of the Indian industry.
Awarded under the category of Ecological Sustainability, SP Real Estate was adjudged the winner for SP Infocity Chennai. The 12.5 acre project has been recognized for successful commissioning of IAQURE, the latest indoor air quality solution by Sterling and Wilson, one of SP Group’s largest companies. Often valued and respected for its path breaking initiatives, Sterling and Wilson was involved in designing the indoor air quality system of the entire IT Park. With the project placing a significant emphasis on employee satisfaction through quality construction and architecture, Sterling and Wilson’s HVAC expertise through its IAQURE solution resulted in the group being awarded, wherein it competed with reputable companies such as HDFC, Wipro, Knight Frank India Pvt Ltd (DOW Chemical) and Mahindra Research Valley, among others. Customers of SP Infocity Chennai are global players in the fields of Finance & Banking, Retail, Healthcare and IT. With over 300 IAQURE units installed (Largest Indoor Air Quality Project of India), the property was able to maintain the air quality on a sustained basis as per the guidelines of IGBC Healthy Building Standard.
Set to change the indoor air quality scenario in India, IAQURE has now become an indoor air solution for commercial projects and buildings across India. Pioneering innovative modules designed for dual decontamination of internal air and surfaces, the solution (IAQURE) entails significant PCO technology which neutralizes VOCs (Volatile organic compound) that are extremely carcinogenic are found in indoor air. Execution can be done in fully functional office to highlight ease of installation in retro fit projects.
Speaking on Sterling and Wilson’s capabilities towards the project, Sean Menezes, National Head – Products Business, Sterling and Wilson says “At Sterling and Wilson, we have consistently aimed for a progressive outlook in the delivery of complex and path breaking projects. As part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Sterling and Wilson would like to continue supporting the creation of revolutionary infrastructural solutions for structures that showcase in-depth engineering expertise. In recent years, indoor air quality and better well-being of occupants is a significant discussion that has gained more prominence. With IAQURE, we are committed to alleviate indoor air quality risks, and provide robust commitment towards premier solutions in the commercial real estate and facility management segments. The recognition of SP Infocity Chennai is testament to Sterling and Wilson’s projects that are breaking new ground in India as well as SP Group’s continued focus towards health, safety and environment processes to improve daily lifestyles.”
Sterling and Wilson
Sterling and Wilson is an excellent example of how the Shapoorji Pallonji family has nurtured long term associations with its business partners. The Mistry and Daruvala families have been partners in Sterling and Wilson for 3 generations. This partnership will only grow stronger, as the 4th generations of both families have recently joined the business.
Over the past 5 years, Sterling and Wilson has shown exceptional growth; with operations all over the globe, as well as an expansion in its range of services, the company’s turnover has shown an extremely positive growth. From a turnover of INR 1,760 crore in 2012, Sterling and Wilson group crossed a turnover of INR 6,000 crore last year and is likely to exceed INR 10,000 crore by 2020. From being a predominantly India focused company in 2010, Sterling and Wilson now operates across the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Europe. In the current year, the company is expanding to the USA and South America. From being a company that was mainly focussed on doing MEP projects in India, Sterling and Wilson over the past 5 years has set up global operations in manufacture of DG sets, Gas based power plants, Waste to Energy, Turnkey data centres, Transmission and Distribution and Solar EPC. With its recent forays into wind and energy storage, Sterling and Wilson is perfectly poised to play a pivotal role in the global trend of moving away from thermal plants to a future of renewable energy with storage.