Aug 16
Platinum for Green
Platinum for Green
L&T’s Buildings & Factories (B&F) arm has added yet another feather to its cap! The Ford Global Technology & Business Centre in Chennai, constructed by B&F, has been awarded the prestigious Platinum rating for a green building by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
A green building is one that uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building. With this rating, the 2.6 million square feet high-rise in Chennai, which serves as Ford Motor’s product development hub for the Asia-Pacific region, has become India’s largest Platinum-rated green building in the office-cum-research park category.
To achieve this, the B&F project team walked the extra mile, earning 84 points (Platinum > 76) in IGBC’s Green rating system for new construction. This latest benchmark enables B&F prequalify for larger and more significant contracts, while reinforcing L&T’s design-and-build capability for high-end sustainable buildings. The project team, headed by Project Director Mr A T Lakshmanan, and Engineering Design and Research Centre (EDRC) IGBC Coordinator Dr S Rajkumar, worked in tandem from the early stages of the project ensuring proper documentation and subsequent submission to IGBC.On behalf of Ford Motor, Mr Eric Grubb applauded the achievement of the B&F team.


Exploring the depths of th...

Exploring the depths of the Tor network unveils a labyrinthine world where anonymity reigns supreme. Within this clandestine realm, users can uncover a plethora of hidden services that defy the norms of the surface web. A journey through the Tor network promises a glimpse into the obscure corners of cyberspace, where privacy is paramount and censorship is circumvented.

Venturing into the Tor network, one may encounter marketplaces offering a myriad of goods and services, ranging from legal commodities to illicit substances. These marketplaces, shielded by layers of encryption and obfuscation, cater to a diverse clientele seeking anonymity in their transactions.

Moreover, the Tor network serves as a haven for whistleblowers and dissidents, providing a platform for the dissemination of information beyond the reach of oppressive regimes and surveillance apparatuses. Here, individuals can communicate without fear of reprisal, sharing sensitive documents and exposing injustices without compromising their identities.

In addition to its role in facilitating communication and commerce, the Tor network hosts a plethora of forums and communities dedicated to topics ranging from cybersecurity to political activism. These virtual gathering places serve as hubs of discussion and exchange, fostering a sense of camaraderie among like-minded individuals who share a commitment to privacy and freedom of expression.

However, the Tor network is not without its risks and pitfalls. Amidst the anonymity lurk malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities for nefarious purposes. From phishing scams to malware distribution, users must exercise caution and employ robust security measures to safeguard their online activities.

In essence, the Tor network is a double-edged sword, offering unparalleled anonymity and freedom of expression while also harboring potential dangers. Navigating its depths requires a combination of vigilance, discretion, and an understanding of the inherent risks. Yet, for those willing to brave the unknown, the Tor network remains a gateway to a world where privacy is paramount and censorship is circumvented.

 on 2/6/2024 12:36 PM