20 Jan 2018| Mr Yogesh
With cooling systems accounting for maximum energy consumption, a monitoring and controlling system can help reduce costs and consumption.
In India, the building sector accounts for approximately 35% of the total energy consumption and is growing at a rate of 8% annually (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). Commercial buildings in India account for nearly 8% of the total electricity supplied by the utilities. Electricity usage in the sectors has been growing at about 11%–12% annually. Building energy consumption has seen an increase from14% in the 1970s to nearly 33% in 2004/05.
20 Jan 2018| Mr Dhruvak Aggarwal
In a bid to resettle the urban poor, local governments are rapidly constructing houses using cheap, energy-inefficient material causing discomfort to the occupants in the long run. Given this, can participation from the private sector and deployment of local resources help in providing smart, affordable housing to them?
09 Aug 2017
(In the context of the convening of the UN's High Level Political Forum on SDGs from 10th to 19th July)