United Technologies-TERI Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in Indian Cities
In order to address energy efficiency in existing buildings, United Technologies and TERI entered into a partnership to set up a Centre of Excellence on building energy diagnostics and evaluation for improving energy efficiency in existing buildings.
The main objectives of setting up this Centre of Excellence include:
(i) development of energy use reporting framework for the existing building sector;
(ii) evaluation of the existing building energy rating systems (for e.g. BEE star-rating, LEED rating for existing buildings) and to provide input to strengthen/augment the existing systems;
(iii) derivation of tool and techniques for energy management; (iv) real time reporting of energy consumption and identification and cost benefit analysis of energy conservation measures;
(v) development of Measurement and Verification (M&V) protocol for establishing the energy saving potential of various energy conservation measures;
(vi) formulation of design and retrofit guidelines that could be suggested as an addendum to relevant codes and standards; and
(vii) development of supportive standards and regulation that will enable market uptake of energy-efficient technologies.