Monthly updates about our initiatives, global highlights and everything NZEB!
The "Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency" program
Poor air quality has been a concern in India for quite some time and has become even more important since the COVID-19 pandemic. As people return to their offices and public spaces, maintaining good indoor air quality is essential for occupant comfort, well-being, productivity and the overall public health. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), in partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) MAITREE program, has initiated “Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor air quality for Safety and Efficiency” (RAISE) for ensuring healthy and energy efficient buildings . Read more
Watch the webinar 'Can affordable housing be energy efficient and green?': LDA's success story'
Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) in partnership with USAID’s Market Integration and Transformation of Energy Efficiency (MAITREE) program has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that all new building establishments under its purview are green and energy efficient. The webinar focuses on LDA's vision and strategies as a model for other cities to implement low-cost, sustainably designed housing. View the recorded session here.
Live Webinar on 16th July- 'Integrated controls for NZEBs: Technologies for Lighting and HVAC'
Occupancy sensing in luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC) can be tapped to inform savings on HVAC energy, control plug loads, understand space utilization and more. This webinar will cover the basics of LLLC, how they can be integrated with other systems, and how designers and operators can make the most of the data from them.
One of the first steps to achieving net-zero energy is optimizing the building design to reduce the need for mechanical heating and cooling. Our Design Playlist features 15 detailed case-studies of exemplary net-zero designs covering different typologies, climates and scale. It will give you expert insights into various aspects like passive design, adaptive thermal comfort, integrated design approach, high-performance retrofits and more. View
San Francisco City College Multi-Use Building, USA
Amidst COVID-19, well-ventilated buildings are being recognized for their ability to ensure health and wellness. One such building is the San Francisco City College Multi-use Building. The 102,000 sft. building is one of the largest in the US to rely on natural ventilation for fresh air and cooling requirements.
The central atrium in the building, angled windwards, creates a mild vacuum on the leeward side and helps draw air out of the building. Further, louvered openings can be modulated to control ventilation. The building design includes sensors to monitor temperature, air flow and carbon dioxide levels on a room-by-room basis.The natural ventilation is so effective that the building doesn't use an air handling unit. Additionally, operable windows give occupants an opportunity to control their space conditions.
The building also incorporates other energy conservation strategies like shading, daylighting and green roof to achieve a low Energy Performance Index (EPI) of around 89 KWh/sqm/year. With added renewables, it has the potential to become a net-zero energy facility.Read more
EESL to install 162 EV charging stations in Noida
The initiative is aimed at promoting the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and creating an infrastructural ecosystem to accelerate e-mobility post COVID-19. Read more
Andhra Pradesh MSMEs to switch to smart meters
The Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission envisions replacing existing meters with Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled meters, starting with the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. These devices will monitor real-time electric parameters to help reduce energy consumption, power stoppage time and technical losses. Read more
World Green Building Council announces the 'Air Quality in the Built Environment' campaign
The campaign aims at reducing the impact of short-lived climate pollutants on human health and campaign. It focuses on reducing ambient outdoor pollutants, mitigating sources of indoor pollution, improving sustainable building operations and increasing awareness on built environment impacts on air pollution.Read more
World's tallest Passive House building gets approval
Vancouver city has approved a 60-story mixed-use residential tower that will be designed to meet Passive House guidelines. Read more
Active Noise-control for open windows encourages natural ventilation
Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have invented an active noise-control system that can fit into open windows and cut down traffic noise while allowing natural ventilation. Research is underway to make these devices fully deployable. 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.