The City of Bangalore, India faces an enormous challenge to meet its ever growing demand for energy and water and to manage its increasing waste, which is polluting the storm water drains and lakes in the city.
There is a need to refine building regulations to promote environmentally friendly, energy efficient buildings. The regulations will cover all aspects of energy management to achieve energy efficiency at building level in Bangalore city.
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and Bhurat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BPMP) are two regulatory bodies in Bangalore city responsible for planning, management and development of control measures for buildings. Both the regulatory bodies have agreed to support and facilitate the project outcomes.
To help frame energy management policies and regulations for new and existing buildings in the City of Bangalore, covering a wide range of energy demand reduction and energy efficiency measures.
Frame policies, guidelines and regulations to facilitate BDA and BBMP achieve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy at building level in Bangalore, specifically covering:
o Reduced energy demand at design stage
o Cooling / heating systems for buildings
o Energy efficient lighting requirements
o Energy efficient appliance requirements
o Renewables such as solar water heating
Develop methods for economic appraisal and life cycle savings analysis to help building professionals make energy-efficient decisions
Make these methods available as part of a web based tool for professionals
Work out financial incentives (e.g. programmatic CDM) with BDA, BBMP and financial institutions
Develop training modules and information