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Smart Cities will make India manufacturing hub for energy efficient solutions

According to reports, with the national green promise taking shape, in the form of green building movement and plans for development of smart cities, India has potential to become a manufacturing hub for energy efficient, according to Danfoss, a global player in energy efficiency solutions.

Speaking the Green Building Congress here, Danfoss highlighted energy efficient solutions given the Government’s thrust towards setting up 100 smart cities.

With rising population and infrastructure constraints, the need to build smart cities has been identified by the Government. Smart cities will actually be smart when the right technologies are used making the citizens live comfortably.

Affordability factor in smart cities can be addressed by the uptake of energy efficient technologies which would not only reduce the energy and carbon footprint but would make them sustainable and improve the living conditions.

“With the thrust towards smart cities, time has come for India to become the manufacturing hub for energy efficient HVAC solutions as they are vital for high energy savings and optimized performance. The solutions can become affordable only when India truly becomes the global manufacturing hub. With the right technology, design and energy efficient solutions, every building can be converted to a green building,” Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India, said.

Heating and air-conditioning takes a major share of electricity bills for residential, commercial and industrial applications, which puts tremendous pressure on energy sources, and ultimately impacts overall economy of the country. The Smart Cities provide the right opportunity for stakeholders to have a holistic approach.

Danfoss India is in the process of completing its green facility in Oragadam near Chennai. The upcoming green facility is a Platinum LEED rated R&D cum manufacturing facility which will replicate the zero waste environment of the Danfoss Global Centre in Denmark by housing a 1MW solar plant which will generate 1.5 million units of solar power per annum approximately.

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