Monthly updates about our initiatives, global highlights and everything NZEB!
'Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency' launched
To address concerns about indoor air quality and energy use, Energy Efficiency Services Limited in partnership with USAID-led MAITREE program, has launched a program on Retrofit of Air-conditioning to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety & Efficiency RAISE as a part of the Healthy & Energy Efficient Buildings initiative. This initiative is aimed at making workplaces healthier and greener. Read more
US-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) - Joint Statement released
The SEP, now at the two-year mark, organizes cooperation between the US Department of Energy and the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on different technical areas including energy efficiency and renewables. A joint statement was released on 17 July 2020 highlighting achievements and new priorities like R&D on energy storage and smart grids. Read the full statement here.
Live Webinar on 12th August: 'Passive House Standard for NZEBs in Warmer Climates'
Passive house buildings are designed to require upto 80% lower cooling energy than conventional buildings, that can be then easily met by regionally available renewables. Thus, they provide an ideal blueprint to achieve net-zero across all climates. In this webinar, the team from the Passive House Institute explain how these strategies are applicable in warmer climates.
Participate in Solar Decathlon India 2020-21 design challenge
Solar Decathlon India is inviting collegiate teams to participate in this prestigious competition to design affordable net-zero-energy-water buildings. Learn more.
The Architecture 2030 Palette- Tools and Resources for Net Zero Carbon
The Architecture 2030 Palette features a comprehensive list of tools and resources to help designers achieve Zero-Carbon performance across different site conditions and project types. View here.
Humanscapes is a net-positive housing complex located in Auroville, designed as a prototype for sustainable development that can withstand climate change impacts. The design and planning intends to create a benchmark in energy, waste and water use with solar passive buildings using low embodied building materials. Poured earth walls with strips of waste Cuddapah stone and natural stone flooring are used as major building materials. Exposed brick-vault roofing system is implemented in this project. Further, the construction was carried out using local workmanship. The project meets its energy requirement through various off-grid renewable sources. It also features water collection and recycling systems and has provision for on-site food production. Read more
Reliance Industries Ltd. aims for net-zero carbon by 2035
The company seeks to develop new technologies to capture and recycle its carbon dioxide emissions as materials and fuels. It is also developing clean energy solutions like fuel cells, hydrogen, wind and solar. Read more
IIM Calcutta campus targets net-zero energy
The 135 acre campus is looking to implement energy-efficiency strategies, like on-site VRF-based cooling systems and the use of its lakes as heat sinks, followed by on-site solar PV generation. Read more
Entegrity HQ becomes world's second LEED Zero Energy certified building
The company renovated a historic building as its new headquarters, incorporating features like natural ventilation, self-tinting glass and 50 KW rooftop solar PV. The building also earned the ILFI Zero Energy certification previously. Read more
Dubai high-rise to feature one of world's tallest ceramic facades
The designers of Wasl Tower in Dubai have chosen glazed clay tiles as cladding, for their strength and environmental benefits. Ceramic materials provide benefits over glass,by reflecting heat thereby reducing heat gain. Read more
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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.