According to reports, the Ambala divisional railway building has been declared as the “most energy-efficient government office building” for the year 2012.
On Monday, the Union ministry of power honoured R K Gupta, senior divisional electrical engineer, for introducing the extraordinary efficiency measures in this over-25-years-old railway office.
The award was jointly given by President Pranab Mukherjee and Union minister of power (independent charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The building has already been given five-star status by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
Solar panels, LED lighting, GSM-based controlling of lights and water supply, energy efficient fans and lights are some of the hallmarks of this building.
Ambala railway division has been experimenting various methods in the field of energy conservation.
Gupta had earlier indigenously designed and commissioned first solar train in the Kalka-Shimla heritage section.