What is the Global Experience with Building Energy Efficiency?
- International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (ICEEB 2015). “Implementing Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A compendium of experiences from across the world,” 17 – 18 December 2015, New Delhi. The material is available on their website for you to read.
- Young, R. (2014). “Global Approaches: A Comparison of Building Energy Codes in 15 Countries “. ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 3, pp. 351-366. Washington, DC: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Available at their website for you to read.
How Important is Energy Efficiency in India?
- Sathaye, J. and Gupta, A. (2010): “Eliminating Electricity Deficit through Energy Efficiency in India: An Evaluation of Aggregate Economic and Carbon Benefits,” LBNL Report #3381E. Available to read online.
- Phadke, A. A., Abhyankar, N., & Shah, N. (2014). “Avoiding 100 New Power Plants by Increasing Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India: Opportunities and Challenges”. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Available to read online.
- Jaiswal, A. (2010). “Capturing Energy Savings Opportunities Through Increased Building Efficiency”. Natural Resources Defense Council. Available to read online.
- Phadke, A., Jacobson, A., Park, W. Y., Lee, G. R., Alstone, P., & Khare, A. (2015). ‘Powering a Home with Just 25 Watts of Solar PV: Super-Efficient Appliances Can Enable Expanded Off-Grid Energy Service Using Small Solar Power Systems”. California: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Available to read online.
- N. Shah, M. Wei, V. Letschert and A. Phadke, (2015). “Benefits of Leapfrogging to Superefficiency and Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants in Room Air Conditioning,” Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Rep. 1003671. Available to read online.
What Are Some Top Examples of Building Energy Efficiency Improvements in India?
- NRDC (2013), “Saving Energy and Money: Case Study of the Energy-Efficiency Retrofit of the Godrej Bhavan Building in Mumbai.” Available at the NRDC Website.
- NRDC (2013), “Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: How an Innovative ESCO Model Lowers Energy Bills With No Upfront Cost.” Available at the NRDC Website.
Which Organizations Have the Most Efficient Buildings?
- Sastry, G. (2014). “Green Building Experiences of Infosys”. Green Building Congress, 17 September 2014. Available at the Green Building Congress website.
- Wright, M. (2014). “Infosys proves going green is affordable with buildings experiment in India”. The Guardian, 28 August 2014. Available at The Guardian’s website.
Who Else Works on Building Energy Efficiency in India?
Who in the Indian Government Is Leading India’s Energy Efficiency Drive?
India’s Prime Minister recently announced energy efficiency as one of eight priority / thrust areas and tasked a group of secretaries from different departments to formulate and execute a “grand action plan” to bring about “breakthroughs, rather than incremental change” in energy efficiency. Available to read on the Economic Times website.
The erstwhile Director General of India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency has been leading India’s energy efficiency initiatives tirelessly for decades. He is now leading TERI. Read more about him on the TERI website.
The Managing Director of EESL has scaled energy efficiency through various the celebrated LED distribution scheme (UDAY) and is now trying to replicate success with mass procurement programs for fans and agricultural pumps.