Workshop on "Energy Efficiency and HCFC Phase-out in Building Sector in India"

24 Oct 2017 09 Nov 2017
Mr Anant Joshi
Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi

TERI organized four regional workshops in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Delhi on HCFC Phaseout Management Plan (HPMP) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, United Nations Environment Programme, and Energy Efficient Services Ltd.

The refrigeration and air-conditioning systems in buildings account for significant amount of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) consumption and energy use in buildings. HCFCs are used as foam blowing agents for insulation of buildings and also in firefighting equipment. Increase in real estate and infrastructure development activities across all major sectors in India leads to necessary push to the high demand of HCFC-based solutions.

The expected outcomes of these workshops were to introduce the HCFC phase out plan for the building sector and receive feedback on existing regulatory framework in the sector to support the HCFC phase out management plan. Probable hurdles and drawbacks of various stakeholders need to be identified as well as overcome for successful implementation of HPMP in the building sector.

These regional workshops, organized on pan India basis, aided in identification of the building sector preparedness, interventions, and the requisite solutions to deal with the challenge of HCFC phase out and energy efficiency in buildings as per the schedule of the Kigali amendment.

The target audience for the workshop included members from the construction industry, building developers, building owners, manufacturers, industry associates, consulting agencies, policy makers, and relevant local administrators from academia and research institutes.

Below is the schedule of events that were held, along with the agenda and presentations for download.

Date Venue Agenda Presentations
24th October 2017 The Lalit
Mumbai International Airport,
Andheri (East), Mumbai
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27th October 2017 Ramada Egmore Chennai,
Poniamman Koil Street,
Egmore, Chennai
6th November 2017 Monotel Hotel,
DM-2, Salt Lake, Sector-V,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700091
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9th November 2017 Royal Hall, The Royal Plaza,
9, Ashoka Road, Janpath, Connaught Place,
Delhi 110001
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Contact Details

Mr Anant Joshi
Associate Fellow
Sustainable Habitat Division

Building energy
Energy consumption
Air-conditioning systems
Climate change

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