Energy Efficiency Improvements in Commercial Buildings

What is the Project About

What is the Project About

The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, aims to reduce energy consumed by large commercial buildings by integrating appropriate design interventions such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in buildings.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far

Better understanding of challenges faced in enabling energy consumption improvements in commercial buildings through inception workshop aimed at beginning the implementation phase of the project.




Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 5,200,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2013 US$ 390,000
2012 US$ 126,032
2011 US$ 3,204
2010 N/A
Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2010
Estimated End Date:
2015
Geographic Coverage:
National-Level
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Sunil Arora
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India
Highlights
  • Electricity consumption by large commercial buildings accounts for seven percent of the total electricity consumed in India
  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards Code for Commercial Buildings proposed in 2007 Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) is currently not mandatory due to a number of challenges
  • The project aims to operationalize the ECBC in new commercial buildings through institutional capacity development
  • An inception workshop, organized as part of the project, has enabled better understanding of the challenges faced in introducing energy consumption measures
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