India Launches Net-Zero Building Portal

May 27, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

India flag energy manageThe Indian Power Ministry, with the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched the country’s first Web portal aimed at net-zero energy use in buildings.

The story in The Business Standard says that the portal – www.nzeb.in – provides information about net-zero energy buildings as well as those that are nearly net-zero. Power Secretary Pradeep Kumar Pujari said that the vision was to go beyond measuring performance and to look at broader goals in relation to net-zero operations. He argued for wider use of energy codes in Indian states that do not yet have them in place.

Sara Gutterman, the Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder Media, wrote in a column at Energy Manager Today that India and China have made “huge strides” in shifting to a sustainable economy, reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality since the COP21 meetings in Paris.

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