Monthly updates about our initiatives, global highlights and everything NZEB!
Introducing ZerO-In Dialogues
The ZerO-In Dialogues, starting January 2021 will expand the discussion from a singular net-zero building to high performing, smart, connected and flexible developments which have lower environmental impact. This dialogue series aims to create the momentum for a transformative push towards Grid-Interactive Net Zero Energy Buildings (G-NZEB). Such buildings are highly energy-efficient, grid-connected buildings that meet their energy needs through renewable means, while maintaining a two-way communication with the grid. The series are envisioned around four tracks - Policy, Design, Technology and Occupants. Stay tuned for the session details!
Join the NZEB Alliance
The NZEB Alliance is a network of innovators and early adopters of NZEBs in India. The Alliance aims to accelerate the building sector towards NZEB goals by providing an open forum for exchange of thoughts, ideas, and success stories. The Alliance membership is open to all private and public companies, institutions, associations and individuals interested in advancing NZEB initiatives, energy efficient technologies, best practices, policies, and programs.
40 webinar recordings on NZEBIndia Youtube Channel
We hosted 40 webinars under the NZEB Knowledge Series since May 2019. All the recordings are available for viewing on the Youtube Channel and on the website. If you missed any session, you can catch up on it during the holidays. Excerpts of the recording are provided on the website.
Opinion: Multiplying Zero Buildings - A survey of the issues
The fundamental approach to designing a Net-Zero Energy Building is to first explore areas to reduce demand and then assess potential for energy generation to meet the residue. Mr. Prasad Vaidya, Director - Solar Decathlon India opines, that the NZEB design effort is unique and different from that required for a low energy building. Energy modeling, monitoring, and attentive building operation matter more than usual. According to him, "The amount of renewable energy that can be generated sets the budget for energy consumption." Read the blog where he succinctly covers all the points about NZEBs
The NZEB portal is a one-stop information site for net zero energy buildings. We would like to feature high performing and net zero energy ready buildings that demonstrate feasibility of the concept on this portal. If you are interested in showcasing a high-performance/ Net Zero Energy project you have worked on, or know of such a project, please share details through the form below.
'Pitch to Policy' (P>P) is a building policy intervention competition that aims to improve the sustainability of housing in India. It is organized by Global Building Performance Network (GBPN) and supported by ps Collective. P>P is calling for individuals or small teams to help streamline the implementation of Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R, also known as EcoNiwas Samhita or ENS). Pitch your opportunity to promote affordable, thermally comfortable, low carbon residential buildings. The winners will become part of the GBPN network and may receive long-term support or be fully funded.
Make most of the opportunity to learn and network virtually by attending upcoming conferences and events.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) | January 18-21, 2021
ADSW is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Hosted by Masdar, ADSW 2021 will explore through a series of high-level virtual events the social, economic and technological opportunities to achieve a ‘green recovery’ post COVID-19. Register now.
Go Net-Zero Carbon Energy Business Summit | January 26 -27, 2021
The Summit will focus on practical actions the oil & gas industry can take to rise to the challenge of energy transition. The event will gather major oil & gas and energy players, cleantech innovators and everyone who is interested in the what, how and when of the low carbon transition in the oil & gas industry.Register now.
Getting to Zero: Carbon Neutral Codes | January 29, 2021
This webinar by the New Buildings Institute will introduce a new “decarbonization code language” that is compatible with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and can be adopted as an overlay option for the U.S. building energy codes. The code language and supporting guidance will help adopting agencies move to carbon neutral requirements in newly constructed homes and commercial buildings in the U.S.Register now.
Jaquar Headquarters at Manesar, India
The Jaquar Headquarters is a meticulously designed facility featuring cutting-edge technology solutions resulting in a net-zero campus with a certified LEED Platinum (USGBC) rating. To ensure minimal dependence on artificial lighting and air conditioning, the three levels of the building were staggered, and the floor plate rotated at each level with a central atrium. This provided shading, reduced heat gain and permitted natural light to the internal spaces. The HVAC system comprises a conventional cooling system, radiant cooling, heat pump, VRF system and ventilation mechanism to serve varied functions. The project has installed a 971.4 kWp solar plant at the warehouse terrace and over the car parking space.Read the detailed case study.
South African buildings must now display their energy use
As on 8th December 2020, South Africa’s regulations demand all non-residential buildings larger than 20,000 sqft and government buildings larger than 10,000 sqft to display a certificate of “energy performance” at the entrance. The certificate must also be submitted to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and is valid for five years.Read more.
EESL, MSEDCL commission eight megawatt solar energy project in Maharashtra
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd's (EESL) and the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) on Tuesday, 15th December announced commissioning of about 8 MW solar-agro project at Devdaithan, Maharashtra. The project is part of EESL's commitment to the state under the Mukhya Mantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana, wherein it will supply the state energy distribution companies with 679 MW of solar power.Read more
PT Pertamina is pioneering Indonesia's energy transition
State owned and the second largest crude oil producer of Indonesia - PT Pertamina, has prepared a framework to decarbonise the operations of the company. It includes investments in renewable energy systems, geothermal power plants and bio-fuels making the transition towards renewable energy by 2050.Read more
Climate Ambition Summit builds momentum for COP26
Climate Ambition Summit marked the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. The number of countries coming forward with strengthened national climate plans (NDCs) grew significantly, speeding up the shift from grey to green economies. India announced a new target of 450 GW installed capacity of renewable energy by 2030.Read more
About USAID MAITREE program
USAID-led Market Integration and Transformation for Energy Efficiency program (MAITREE) is a four-year bilateral program with the Ministry of Power. MAITREE supports efforts for moving towards a super-efficient and Net Zero Energy target for new buildings. EDS is the implementing partner of this program.