“Promotional programme for energy efficiency in new residential buildings”, a TERI initiative is expected to change the landscape of energy intensive residential buildings. Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with KfW the German Federal Bank, National Housing Bank (NHB) and Fraunhofer IBP, today launched the IT Toolkit: Resbuild India
So you have decided to go in for your dream home. The once in a life time decision has to be a long pondered well thought of. Without careful consideration, you may end up buying up a home which may be the one guzzling energy at highest levels. After you have zeroed on to the location of your apartment complex, better to start early so that you can have the Energy Efficient Home as per your choice. The careful well thought of considerations are mentioned here.
PAT was launched some months back and was expected to take off from Apr 12. The scheme has indeed been launched and specific energy consumption level targets have been assigned to the identified DCs, the designated consumers.
ECBC came in to existence in 2007 as a code meant for voluntary adoption. It had remained that for almost 5 years now. But it appears authorities are slowly waking up to the importance of its implementation. Few states like Rajasthan, Orissa, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and West Bengal have announced plans for making the ECBC implementation mandatory.
India has a very ambitious program under Jawaharlal Nehru mission. While the whole country is going gung ho about the targets set under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the manufacturing industry is facing its worst period. With solar cell prices nose diving and government policies which can rarely be described a fair for domestic manufacturing industry, the solar industry has been hit very badly.
If anyone was waiting for energy efficiency market to blossom, now is the time to reap the harvest and the seeds of all hard work which the industry sector experts have sown with their rich experience can look forward to a brighter future. I would say without waiting for what the BEE is doing on accreditation, the certified energy auditors should plunge in to lot many opportunities the PAT notification dated 30th March 2012 has thrown open.
World over the Energy Efficiency market is facing the real issues now. After initial exhilaration and euphoria, world over people are realizing that setting the targets is one thing and doing all the donkey work to achieve them is another thing. The experts and senior officials from all over the world have expressed doubts over whether all the targets which have been set out by the respective countries would be met. World over country after country, state after state have set ambitious targets. But as the time is passing by the reality is looking into the faces of planners, all over the world.
Environmental Protection Agency has proposed carbon emissions cuts for CO2 emissions for coal based thermal power plants in USA. EPA has proposed that new power plants limit their carbon emissions to 1000 pounds or 454 kg per MWh (Mega Watt Hour). This indeed is a tall order. Average CO2 emissions in USA for coal based power plants stands at 1768 pounds or 801 Kg per MWh. When this is compared to Indian thermal power plants emissions, the US figures appear quite good. In India, the average CO2 emissions per MWh for coal based power plants is 1250 Kg.