This report assesses national policies pertaining to resource efficiency in the urban built environment and their linkages in four thematic areas of energy, water, transport and land. Currently under the aegis of multiple governance structures – the report identifies 27 policies enforced by 6 different ministries and the various instruments of urban planning at which these policies are applicable. This complexity highlights the need to align targets and goals of various policies with appropriate governance structures and policy instruments to enable effective implementation.
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the global knowledge base on Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect to identify critical impact parameters and the extent of their impacts. It also reviews various policy initiatives being implemented internationally to assess the policy response for mitigating UHI effect. Based on this analysis, a descriptive model is developed mapping the interrelationships and impacts of urban development parameters on UHI effect to identify possible policy instruments for mitigation.
The research insights highlight the necessity for greater understanding of the magnitude of the urban heat island effect for development of appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Brochure elaborating Third Party Accessor (TPA) model for ECBC comliance and enforcement.
Brochure outlining the tiered approach for ECBC compliance.
This case study on a ‘green office’ makes an extraordinary business case for energy efficiency by reaping energy savings for the life of the building through measures that paid for themselves within the first three and a half years. The building shows us that greener, energy-saving buildings are practical and profitable in India’s rapidly transforming building market and provides replicable practices to lock in cost and energy savings.
This case study highlights the strong business case for energy-efficiency upgrades or retrofits. ‘The Godrej Bhavan’ retrofit shows that greener, energy-saving retrofits are practical and profitable in India's rapidly transforming building market and provides replicable practices for cost and energy savings.
This case study ‘Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: How an Innovative ESCO Model Lowers Energy Bills with No Upfront Costs’ demonstrates that working with an ESCO to implement energy conservation mechanisms is practical and profitable in India's rapidly transforming building market.
The report details out the approach and the extensive stakeholder consultation carried out to review the existing CPWD documents (Standard specification, schedule of rates, Analysis of Rates, Plinth area rates) and provide recommendations on integration of energy efficiency measures in these documents to facilitate ECBC compliance.
This report builds a case for key stakeholders within the building construction market to work together to ensure stage widespread adoption of energy-efficient measures. The report examines barriers and identifies action steps for three leading groups in the energy efficiency market—State and Local Governments, real estate developers, and financial institutions to tap the enormous potential for energy-savings across India’s growing buildings market.