Building energy management systems – a must for any energy efficient building

A fully integrated building energy management system is the most important component in making any building an energy efficient one, and should be considered above all else when searching for solutions to reduce overall energy consumption.

This is exactly the type of initiative that has been recently launched across India, where the ministry of science and technology has called for proposals from scientists and researchers to improve energy performance of buildings and cities, in its attempt to aid the government’s Smart Cities mission.

Buildings in India accounted for 35% of the total energy consumption, according to a report by Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) in 2013. In a report released a year later, GBPN observed that energy consumption from residential buildings is predicted to rise by more than eight times by 2050 under a business-as-usual scenario.

“Recently, there are is a lot happening in India in the area of efficient buildings such as the LEEDS ratings. After participating in joint research with other countries, we have got the confidence that we can promote such research in India,” said Rajiv Sharma, head of Technology Mission, Department of Science and Technology. “We are looking for projects which look at reducing energy consumption in buildings. Important areas of research are heating and cooling, which consume most of the energy in buildings, and also construction material used,” added Sharma.

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