Indian government buildings to feature energy-saving products

Energy-saving products are to be installed in government buildings in the Indian city of Delhi following the approval of a proposal for the implementation of a green building scheme designed to reduce energy wastage.

The Delhi cabinet gave a green light to the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), which will be adopted on a mandatory basis in government buildings by outlining the measures that need to be adopted for energy conservation.

ECBC is the only green building scheme run by the central government and will be incorporated into construction bylaws, giving guidelines on what kind of energy-saving products should be used.

"We will implement the ECBC with an aim to bring down the estimated average energy use in new buildings by 25 to 40 per cent," explained chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who added that obligatory enforcement of the programme "is expected to yield huge energy savings".

According to the Times of India, buildings in the country are increasingly being fitted with green technology for energy conservation purposes as greener living awareness increases.ADNFCR-2541-ID-19284118-ADNFCR

Wednesday 5th August 2009

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