United Technologies-TERI Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in Indian Cities

01 Oct 2014

sustainable buildings

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.