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MMRDA plans to transform BKC into a ‘smart city’


According to reports, with a view to attract investor interests and get a premium pricing for its remaining land bank, the city’s planning authority MMRDA plans to transform the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) into a ‘smart city’. “We want to provide such basic amenities that will transform BKC into a smart city, which will strengthen its brand value,” Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Additional Commissioner Sanjay Sethi told PTI. He said the authority is contemplating to provide facilities like wi-fi ... Read More »

CII unit to give big push to construction of green buildings


According to reports, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has set a target of constructing 10 billion sq ft of environment-friendly space in India by 2022 and will give a major push to housing for low-income group people. IGBC Chairman Prem C Jain said currently the country houses 2.2 billion sq ft green building space and the target is to take it to 10 billion. A major chunk of the target will be achieved through creating green residential spaces for ... Read More »

DERC to notify tariff for green power next week


According to reports, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will next week notify the tariffs for renewable energy generation after announcing net metering regulations on Tuesday. While net metering regulations now make it possible for consumers to generate renewable energy and reduce electricity bills by the amount of power they supply to the grid, the tariffs at which they sell will determine actual benefits. A senior DERC official confirmed that tariffs for renewable energy generation will be announced next week, before ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal to launch three energy efficient initiatives


According to reports, the initiatives developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Ministry of Power include Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-Story Residential Building Star Rating for Hospital Buildings and for Diesel Generators. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas will deliver the keynote address at the function. Design Guidelines for ‘Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings’ is developed with the objective to provide a comprehensive information on how to design energy-efficient multi-storey residential buildings. The guidelines take ... Read More »

Delhi LG reviews progress of solar projects


According to reports, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday reviewed the progress of various projects, including those of solar power, in the capital. Under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Programme, solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants of 335 kWp (kilowatt peak) at eight locations and a 100 kWp SPV plant at Vikas Bhavan have been commissioned, a statement said. The chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) apprised Jung about the progress on converting the area under the ... Read More »

AIIMS challenge for solar expert


According to reports, union health minister Harsh Vardhan has approached solar expert SP Gon Chowdhury to make the half-century-old All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus in Delhi climate-responsive. In addition, Gon Chowdhury is also advising the ministry to ensure that the new AIIMS units proposed in different states — including West Bengal — become ‘green buildings’. Speaking to TOI, Gon Chowdhury—a pioneer in solar energy use in India—said he was delighted to head the unique initiative. “AIIMS is ... Read More »

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