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Energy Efficiency

Energy Positive Smart buildings are a type of sustainable design that incorporates energy-efficient building techniques, advanced technology, and renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines to produce extra energy. These buildings consume less energy and actually produce excess energy through their smart systems and renewable resources. They can even operate independently from the grid by using stored energy and electric vehicles that can connect to the grid. Additionally, they can sell surplus electricity to the grid during peak times and store excess energy when the grid produces too much.

It is essential to highlight the importance of these smart buildings in leading the way towards a greener future by showcasing how living and working spaces can actively generate energy. To enhance the understanding of energy-positive smart buildings and to brainstorm actionable strategies for their widespread implementation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), under its South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program, organized a session titled ‘Energy Positive Smart Buildings and Campuses’ on March 14, 2024, at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi, as part of the India Smart Utility Week 2024.

The session was graced by Atul Kumar Bali, Executive Director, PowerGrid, and Director, National Smart Grid Mission. Apurva Chaturvedi, Senior Clean Energy Specialist, USAID India, delivered the welcome address. The session was chaired by Anand Kumar, Chairperson, Delhi Real Estate Regulatory Authority, and moderated by Tanmay Tathagat and Sumedh Agarwal, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID’s SAREP program.

During the session, participants engaged in discussions about innovative design and architecture, the development of building codes to enhance energy efficiency, and the role of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) in energy storage. The session also highlighted how policies and incentives can drive the adoption of smart grid-interactive buildings. This conversation marks the beginning of our journey towards more energy-positive buildings.

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April 1, 2024

Energy Positive Smart Buildings and Campuses at India Smart Utility Week 2024

Energy Positive Smart buildings are a type of sustainable design that incorporates energy-efficient building techniques, advanced technology, and renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines to produce extra […]
September 29, 2023

Efficient Cooling Action Platform: Round Table on Efficient Cooling Action Platform

Global call for action is necessary for facilitating the widespread adoption of sustainable solutions to cater to the rising cooling demand. In this context, developing a platform for efficient cooling […]
September 3, 2023

Workshop on Importance of Performance Monitoring of Rooftop Solar Assets for High Energy Yield

On August 31, 2023, USAID’s SAREP program organized a virtual workshop on the ‘Importance of Performance Monitoring of Rooftop Solar Assets for High Energy Yield’ for the Indian Railways. The […]
August 1, 2023

14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-14) & Mission Innovation-8 (MI-8): Ushering in new clean energy collaborations 

USAID’s South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) Program joined forces with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and hosted an event on “Accelerating India’s Net Zero Transition through Energy Efficiency, Sustainable […]
August 1, 2023

DAKSHTA (Drive for Advancing Knowledge and Solutions Through Aggregation) in Energy Efficiency: India’s Experience for a Global Energy Efficiency Transformation

USAID through its South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) Program hosted “DAKSHTA (Drive for Advancing Knowledge and Solutions Through Aggregation) in Energy Efficiency: India’s Experience for a Global Energy Efficiency […]
July 18, 2023

Industry Consultation on Super-Efficient Cooling: Enabling India’s Net Zero Transition

USAID, through its South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) organized an industry consultation on ‘Super-Efficient Cooling: Enabling India’s Net Zero Transition’ […]
February 3, 2023
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SAREP takes part in EESL’s strategy workshop

USAID India and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) held a brainstorming workshop for EESL, through the South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP), on January 17, 2023 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Senior […]
February 2, 2023

USAID Assistant Administrator Michael Schiffer Visits New Delhi

USAID Asia Bureau Assistant Administrator (AA) Michael Schiffer arrived in New Delhi to promote U.S. – India development partnerships, with a focus on clean energy transition and other shared energy […]