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The prestigious gold certificate (the category for achieving required green building standards) was awarded to Technopark Kollam IT building by Indian Green Building Council at Mumbai on 6th October 2016. The certificate was handed over to Technopark CEO Mr. Hrishikesh Nair, A.S Raju (GM PROJECTS) and Mr. Mahesh Vijayan (AGM).

Technopark, with its futuristic energy efficient IT building, signals the sprouting of  the first IT Park in a rural area. The overall design of the building was carried out by Jayachandran & Associates Designers and Project Engineers Pvt Ltd (JADE).

Work on this building, which composes of a total built-up space of lakh sq.ft. was completed in 2014 and the building is currently operational. KAP India Ltd., Kerala was the main contractor engaged for the construction of the IT building. 

During the conceptual stage, Technopark, which is the greenest IT Park in India, had decided to construct the Kollam IT building as an energy efficient structure. Technopark decided to achieve the same systemically and decided to get the building certified under LEED rating system. Considering the building design Technopark decided to certify the building as GOLD rated building. Technopark had appointed En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd. who is specialized in this field for rendering necessary support for achieving this goal.

This is a gold-rated green building under LEED certification of IGBC having attained 38 Points under LEED-CS rating system. This building is designed considering all aspects that minimize energy consumption and environmental pollution.

The Building which is named after lake ’Ashatamudi’ .The building is constructed using the latest technologies like Peri-System for formwork and Post-Tensioning Technology for slabs & beams, glazing using double glazed panels. The entire building is centrally air-conditioned powered using 3chillers having a total capacity of 170 TR. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Treated Fresh Air (TFA) with Heat Recovery Wheels(HRWs) etc. has been introduced to make the system energy efficient. The vertical transportation is looked after by 3 elevators from Johnson and 2 staircases. The entire building is protected with fire protection system which includes sprinklers, smoke detectors, alarms, water curtains etc. to arrest fire. The building is integrated with Building Management System. Technopark has set up a dedicated 110kV sub station to meet the power requirement of the campus and 2 DGs with a total capacity of 1,250 kVA to energize the entire building during the absence of EB supply.

The entire campus is lighted with Solar Street Light. Entire waste generated from the campus is treated through a centralized Treatment Plant and is recycles and reused. Special care has been taken while disposing the e-Waste generated. Rainwater harvesting system is in place making the building self-sustainable even in the absence of domestic water supply. The campus has its own Water Distribution System, Internal Roads, Communication Ducts, making Technopark Kollam a self-sufficient satellite IT Park.

Japanese Delegates visited Technopark on 7th October 2016 from HIDA Research Institute as part of their Global connectivity program. They had discussions with Hrishikesh Nair, CEO Technopark and Vasanth Varada Business Development Manager Technopark. The members of the delegation included Ms. Miki Ikenaga, Senior Researcher, Globalization Support Centre Ms. Sachiko Yoshizumi, Researcher, Information & Research Group Mr. Sato Fumiaki, Industry and Tourism Department, Matsue City hall, Ruby City MATSUE project.
Commemorating World Space Week from October 4th to 7th, ISRO conducted a seminar at Technopark, Trivandrum at Travancore Hall on Friday morning. The seminar was conducted under the aegis of Technopark along with Prathidhwani. The Director of ISRO Sri S.Somanath and Deputy Director of SAC Sri. Nilesh M. Desai delivered a session on "NAVIC - applications and enabling Technologies" which was followed by an interactive session with techies. The seminar was attended by techies and CEOs of different companies on campus.
Here's an excerpt from an article published by The Times Of India:

October 4, 2016  
New access road for phase-III of Technopark

The phase III campus of the Technopark will soon have a wider access road to the nearby National Highway. The construction of the new road has been completed, but it will be commissioned only after National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) completes the construction of service road.
The phase III campus was commissioned more than two years ago. However, the techies have been using the narrow and winding Kallingal road to reach the campus.
According to assistant general manager (projects) at Technopark, Madhavan Praveen, a four-lane road has been constructed with direct access to the NH. The new road is 18m wide and 100m long.
"The construction began more than one-and-a-half years ago. Work got delayed a bit due to the change in design. The irrigation department has suggested some changes flooding in Tettiyar. We have constructed a 12m wide bridge to avoid the possibility of waterlogging," he said.
Though the road is ready, a small portion, where it joins the service road of NH, has to be completed.
"The NHAI asked us to wait till they construct the service road," Praveen said.
New facility of M/s Livares Technologies was inaugurated at the Yamuna building, Technopark Phase III. The inauguration was held on October 6 2016 by Mr. Jayasankar Prasad, CEO, Kerala Start Up Mission. Dr. KCC Nair, Former CFO, Technopark carried out the launching of the brand while Ms. Surya Thankam, Manager, Kerala Start Up Mission, launched the website.
Tejus - the blood donation forum of Technopark, Trivandrum, conducted it's 88th Voluntary Blood Donation camp with Zafin Software Technologies for SCT Hospital on 4th October 2016. The camp closed with 33 successful donations.
Prakruthi, an organisation of Technopark, Trivandrum conducted 'Kutti Krishi' at Puthenthope Govt. UP school. It is a project that extends support to educational institutions to set up model farms in their premises.
The deadline for entries in various competitions held as a part of Srishti, the creative Art Festival for the Technopark employees, has been extended till October 15. This year, Srishti has been widened to accommodate the categories of short stories, poems and articles in both Malayalam and English as well as pencil drawing and cartoons. A panel of judges will evaluate the entries. The festival, which is being organized by Prathidhwani is open to all techies to showcase their skills.
Author     :   Anoop Chandramohanan Nair
Company :  UST Global
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Sorrowful Mind

I would like to be in you hand
For I’ve been buried in the sand
A sand of unhappy memoir’s of life
which hurts my heart as sharpened knife

And survived momentsI roared every

of painThe


humane thought in me was lost
And never could I regain at any cost

Virtue, not a drop of it I
And roamed around as a mad
Into the valley
doom I fall
which I hadn’t foreseen at all

It was all the game of fate
But I realized it only late
Here I stand amidst sorrow
It may come today or morrow



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The sun sets over the Technopark Trivandrum campus leaving behind a picturesque sky.
Photo Courtesy - Mohammed Musfir N N
Orumayude Onam - Part 02
Orumayude Onam 2016 at Technopark Trivandrum, which was organized by Natana in association with Prakruthi - Technopark's cultural club - was the first Onam celebration to feature the presence of all of the employees from various companies functioning in the IT campus. The Onam festivities also featured various charity related programs like the Rice Bucket Challenge by Prathidhwani, along with the distribution of 150 Onam kits to less fortunate children.