Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s flagship program Bachat Lamp Yojna (BLY) was intended to promote energy efficient CFLs against incandescent lamps. Many investors came rushing to India to invest in the BLY with the intentions of earning carbon credits in the thriving Carbon Market. But that was what when they arrived in India but soon the Carbon Market started crashing in Europe. The decline was precipitated by the global economic crisis and an oversupply of Carbon credits in Europe.
NCR has traditionally boasted of apartments which were comparatively bigger is sizes compared to Mumbai and Bangalore, 1300+ sq ft sizes were pretty common in Noida, Delhi and Gurgaon, not long ago. But it appears faced with struggling economy and sluggish demand, the realtors are experimenting with novel ideas to promote sales through smaller sized apartments.
With more and more people moving towards apartments and multi-storied buildings, the energy usage pattern has undergone remarkable shift. In western world, the heating and cooling accounts for about 50% of Energy Consumption. Apartment Size does impacts the energy consumption significantly.
The word multitasking brings to our mind a sight of an office worker talking on a mobile handset and at the same time working on his laptop for an urgent presentation. We all believe in the present world if we have to survive the rat race we have to be adept in handling of more than one task simultaneously. Teens attempting multitasking is a common sight in everyone’s home today. Everyone can find teens texting while watching TV and having dinner.
Home Energy audit in India has yet to catch up. There are very few individuals or domestic users who have spent their time and resources in getting a home energy audit done. But whether you are living in an apartment or in an independent house, the potential to save energy usages is immense.
“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.
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.