Ministry of Power and USAID launches portal to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings

Ministry of Power and USAID launches portal

Ministry of Power with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched country’s first integrated web portal ( to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB).

The portal offers complete information about Net Zero Energy Buildings –  that generate as much energy as they use – as well as how to achieve near-zero energy status through the use of efficient lighting and equipment, integration of renewable energy technologies, and best practice design strategies. Additionally, the portal hosts the NZEB Alliance, an industry-wide body setup to drive the Indian markets toward highly energy-efficient buildings.

 Speaking on the occasion, P.K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Poweroutlined his vision to mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings in India and said, “While it is important to implement minimum energy performance standards for buildings to reduce energy consumption, we should now start looking at the broader NZEB goal.” S

Pujari urged to mandate the ECBC codes in the remaining states. He also acknowledged the collaboration of the USAID and BEE in the update process of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) to reflect the market changes and technological advancement

Speaking on the occasion Ambassador-Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to India said “USAID is pleased to partner with the Government of India on this initiative to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings across India. This portal will provide a wealth of information for policymakers, developers, architects, engineers, sustainability consultants, and academia, and will surely allow the vibrant Indian building industry to leapfrog towards energy efficiency standards and practices.”

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