TERI to extend support to State government
As part of efforts in building the new capital city Amaravati as a potential energy efficient hub and green and blue city, the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Delhi-based research institute, The Energy Research Institute (TERI) soon.
Vijayawada: As part of efforts in building the new capital city Amaravati as a potential energy efficient hub and green and blue city, the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Delhi-based research institute, The Energy Research Institute (TERI) soon.
- CRDA to sign an MoU with TERI soon
- State capital to be made a energy efficient hub
- TERI agrees to set up a special cell at CRDA office
- The cell will start functioning from July 1
- To provide advisory services for construction of green buildings and sustainable habitats in the capital city
- An architect, experts in environment, water issues and research to help the State
- The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) agrees to provide financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for construction of super ECBC building in Amaravati
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Energy Principal Secretary Ajay Jain said that for achieving energy saving potential, construing green buildings which have to comply with the national standards such as Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and National Building Code (NBC) was essential.
In view of this, TERI agreed to establish a special cell at CRDA office for providing advisory services for constructing green buildings and sustainable habitats in Amaravati, he said. An architect, energy expert, environment and water issues expert and a research expert would provide all technical support in areas of sustainable site planning, sustainable building design, energy performance optimisation, water management, waste management and renewable energy integration.
The expert cell would also provide technical support on optimisation of landscape water demand, building water usage, reduction in construction water usage and efficient waste segregation, storage and disposal of waste. This cell would start functioning from July 1. An urban sustainable centre would also be established by TERI in Amaravati.
Ajay Jain said for effective implementation of the ECBC code, a separate cell was also established in capital city with the support of Union government. “The Union government, for the first time, has nominated AP for construction of model super ECBC building. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) agreed to extend financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for construction of the super ECBC building in Amaravati. It will be useful in energy saving of around 30-40 per cent,” he said.
CRDA Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar said that energy efficiency technology would be used in all constructions starting with 200 sq ft of space if they are public or private buildings. Amaravati Development Company Chairman Lakshmi Parthasarathi and TERI CEO Sanjay Seth were present.