• The Southern Regional Centre was set up in Bengaluru in 1990 with the primary objective to promote concepts and practices for improving industrial energy efficiency through a concerted programme of research, consultancy, training, and information dissemination.
    Over the years, the Centre has built up a reputation not only in the realm of energy efficiency but also in the other spheres like environmental services, rural and renewable energy, resource efficient process technology applications and integrated water resource systems.

    TERI's Eco-Friendly Complex

  • TERI SRC is one the few organisations known for promoting energy efficiency practices in Indian industry and is recognised as one of the largest due to its group of qualified full time energy auditors. These activities commenced way back 1990 with initial support from the Indo-EC Project.  Since then, the centre’s Industrial Energy IE Group has grown into a ‘specialist division’ dealing with concerted programmes covering several key elements in industrial energy with an emphasis on promotion of energy efficiency improvement concepts & practices which include – Consultancy, Training & Research and Information dissemination, both in India and overseas.

    Energy Audit

  • TERI – SRC has been engaged in many environmental endeavours such as Environmental Impact Assessments, Source Apportionment Studies, Environmental Monitoring (indoor as well ambient), climate change and coastal area pollution (extent and impact); as well as developmental research in the area of eco-friendly plastics and remediation of toxic pesticides. Having gained both experience and analytical capabilities the centre has now set up an Environmental Lab to offer a range of analytical services in order to spread and facilitate the development and analysis of environmental compartments. It is expected that apart from meeting its own in-house requirements, the Environmental Lab would also meet similar demands from outside in the near future.

    Environmental Lab

  • Bengaluru’s newest institution, the Bengaluru International Centre (BIC) has been set up to act as a knowledge hub and a multi-activity centre, with culture as a major focus. Modelled on the lines of New Delhi's India International Centre and India Habitat Centre BIC is presently situated within TERI's energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and sustainable space building complex, and has several luminaries in the Governing Council. His Excellency, the Governor of Karnataka is the Patron of the Centre. The Centre has recently been allotted a plot of land by the Bengaluru Development Authority to set up its own facilities. The Centre has currently 495 members including 8 overseas associate members.

    Bengaluru International Centre

Research Focus

Industrial Energy
Sustainable RuralSolutions
Resource Efficiency
Environmental Studies
Sustainable Building Science
Educating and Increasing Environmental Awareness

Featured Projects

Plastic Turns Green

"A new generation of biodegradable plastic is the answer to the rampant plastic pollution and its irreversible ill effects that continue to affect our ecosystem."

When Alexander Parkes unveiled his invention--the first human-made plastic called parkesine--at the Great Industrial Exhibition in London in 1862, the world marvelled at the wonder product. As chemical technology progressed after the World War I, new forms of plastic like polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride were introduced. Due to the low cost, versatility and imperviousness to water, the uses of plastic have varied widely from paper clips to spaceships.

Bioplastics are made from organic materials and decompose easily
Bioplastics are made from organic materials and decompose easily

Water and energy solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa

"Sub-Saharan Africa immensely suffers from chronic water and energy crisis. This study showed how three cities of the region could improve the situation."

The region below the Sahara desert is known as the sub-saharan region. The cities of the sub-saharan region are facing a serious environmental crisis. Deforestation, desertification, depletion of soil fertility, loss of biodiversity, and air and water pollution are few of the challenges. Other than these, inadequate water for consumption as well as sanitation is a chronic problem. If we look at the statistics, about 40% of the urban population lacks access to clean drinking water and 70% lack water for sanitation in the region.

Bore holes field works supply scheme, Akaki
Bore holes field works supply scheme, Akaki

News Update

  • 5 Indian think tanks in world's top 150: Survey

    The Times of India, 28 January 2014

    Five Indian thinktanks have made it to the list of top 150 worldwide. At rank 50 is Centre for Civil Society (CCS), at 102 is Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses ...

  • Green buildings a growing trend in Bangalore

    The Times of India, 19 February 2013

    Karnataka is home to 41 green buildings, the fourth largest figure for any state in the country. Of them, 39 are in Bangalore. Launched by TERI, GRIHA is suitable for all ...

  • Air pollution? Transport sector to blame

    The Times of India, 3 July 2012

    A whopping 67% of emission in Bangalore is caused by the transport sector. Over the past decade, dozens of global studies have shown that spending time in close proximity to ...

  • TERI to study biomass power potential

    The Hindu, 25 January 2012

    Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited has commissioned TERI to do a study on biomass power potential in the State. As part of the study, TERI would prepare a master ...

Events Update

Innovation in Green Buildings - The GRIHA Approach
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in consonance with Association for Development and Research on Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH) organized the regional conference on Green Building design - Innovations in Green Buildings: The GRIHA Approach on 25 November 2011. Present on the occasion... Read more
Project Inception Workshop on up-scaling energy efficiency in metal casting in Southern India
The metal casting sector is among the most energy intensive SME sectors in India. It is also one of the largest energy consumers. There are around 5,000 grey iron metal casting units in India, of which at least 1,200 units are located in Southern India clusters. These clusters ... Read more
World Environment Day 2011
TERI in association with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Dell celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) 2011 on 23 June, for the schools across Bangalore. A series of interactive sessions, competitions, and hands-on activities were planned for the school students ... Read more
Regional workshops on SWHS and other RETs
in Hospitality sector
As part of the Ministry of New and Renewable EnergyUnited Nations Development Programme- Global Environment Facility (MNRE-UNDP-GEF) project, 'Campaign on solar water heating and other renewable energy technologies (RETs) in the hospitality sector', three regional workshops were ... Read more
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