In a recent DESC India -CII released report, that studied the various sectors in India and the potential of ICT in each of them to Cut Carbon Footprint, Commercial Buildings had the maximum saving potential of 42%.
Earlier this year, as Panchbuta had reported , Infosys BPO had been awarded the 5-star rating for energy efficiency by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for its building located in its Phase 2 campus in Hinjewadi, Pune. Suzlon had earlier obtained a ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating’ for its headquarters-Suzlon One Earth. Also, Infosys BPO Limited, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies Limited, has won the ‘Platinum’ rating by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its building in Jaipur, India.
According to this report, electricity consumption at hospitals could be reduced by 10 per cent resulting in savings of Rs 800 million a year if energy conservation measures are adopted, a survey said.
At present, over 60 per cent of hospitals and healthcare facilities fail to meet the minimum energy performance index (EPI), a survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on green hospitals, said.
The main contributors of energy consumption in hospitals are high voltage air-conditioners (50 per cent), medical equipment (33 per cent) and lighting (17 per cent), it said.
“It has been observed that if energy conservation measures are adopted, then coupled with enabling architectural design to harness natural light and ventilation, it is possible to bring about a reduction of 10 per cent in electricity consumption,” CII Western Region Healthcare Sub-Committee Chairman and Hosmac India Managing Director, Vivek Desai, said in the survey.