Energy policies and regulations for the built environment in Bangalore, India

Background

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.

Purpose

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.

Main Activities

  • 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

Expected Impact

  • Building by-laws for the city of Bangalore revised to integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Increased awareness of energy efficiency and its advantages amongst the Government officials, local urban bodies as well as architects, developers builders,  and financial institutions
  • Growth in the market for energy efficient and renewable energy products
  • Reduction of green house emissions from the buildings sector in Bangalore.

Project Information

Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 

Completed

Location: 

IN/India

Duration: 

2009 - 2010

Budget: 

€ 109,570 including co-funding from Web tool development

Implementing agency: 

TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) University

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