Status Review of Efficiency in the Urban Built Environment

Sector Appliances
Grantee ICLEI
Year 2015

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.

Tagged Under Efficiency in the Urban Built Environment, Sustainable Habitat, Shakti Foundation, ICLEI, Urbanization, India, ECBC,

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    The study calculated that in residential buildings, 46% of the current lighting stock is accounted by CFLs followed by other florescent lamps (41%) and incandescent lamps (13%). In the commercial buildings 63.7% is accounted by CFLs followed by other fluorescent lamps (34.6%) and incandescent lamps (1.6%). With complete market transformation in the present day‟s scenario, the annual energy savings potential and GHG reductions are estimated to the tune of 29,850 GWh and 25.6 million tcO2 respectively.

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    The model also predicted that by 2021 the LED technology will penetrate 57% of the lighting market Final Report LED Demand Aggregation Study Page 6 of 82 in commercial buildings where as it will capture only 32% of the market in the residential buildings. By 2031 more than 80% of the lighting market will be captured in both the building categories. The findings of this model are based on Empirical frameworks which assume that market penetration is solely driven by the economics of transactions (payback periods).

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