The workplace-wellness pioneer
The Paharpur Business Centre is one of India's greenest buildings, but is every Kamal Meattle experiment for cleaner air really helpful?
NEW DELHI :
A health check-up is not an activity I associate with Head Office. But here I am, in a conference room with Kamal Meattle, CEO of the Paharpur Business Centre (PBC), a serviced office building in Delhi. One of corporate India’s most long-standing green evangelists, Meattle is also a workplace-wellness pioneer. He produces a pulse oximeter, which instantly measures oxygen levels and pulse rate, and invites my photographer and I to a test. “Your lungs are working fine," he says, looking at my scores. My colleague does not fare as well, however. “Do you know what the size of the lungs are in terms of covered area? It’s the size of a tennis court. Air that we breathe in gets spread over this huge surface area. That’s why it is important to maintain oxygen levels," says Meattle.