UN Secretary General Visits India’s First Net Zero Building

UN Secretary General Visits India’s First Net Zero Building

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon visited the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, India’s first net zero energy building, Times of India reports. The building incorporates India’s largest rooftop solar panel, a geothermal heat exchange system and a heat recovery wheel, as well as the following additional … Read more…

UTC, TERI Open Center to Promote Energy Efficient Buildings in India

UTC, TERI Open Center to Promote Energy Efficient Buildings in India

United Technologies Corporation and The Energy and Resources Institute launched Wednesday a center to encourage the development of energy efficiency buildings in India. UTC and TERI announced plans for the center in October.   The Centre of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings opens as the Indian … Read more…

India’s First Net Zero Energy Building Serves as a Model for the Country

India’s First Net Zero Energy Building Serves as a Model for the Country

India’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats organized a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan in New Dehli to promote the need for green building strategies in the country, Eco-Business reports. Completed almost one year ago, … Read more…

Solar Is Helping Businesses in India Keep the Lights On

Solar Is Helping Businesses in India Keep the Lights On

Across India, an increasing number of businesses are turning to solar power to help ensure uninterrupted power, Reuters reports. Indian IT firm ValueLabs recently built a 13 MW solar plant for its headquarters in Hyderabad. IT exporter Infosys is building a 50 MW solar plant … Read more…

Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code

Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has adopted the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) for all commercial and public buildings and major retrofits. Minimal code compliance by commercial buildings in Andhra Pradesh (40 percent complying with the ECBC, 5 percent exceeding the code) translates into … Read more…

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