Gandhinagar, 6 September After helping the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to cut down energy consumption, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has now selected 17 more public buildings in New Delhi where energy audits will be undertaken.
“Recently we had selected about nine government buildings in Delhi and had managed to help them reduce their daily energy consumption,” said Sanjay Seth, an energy economist with BEE.
The energy consumption in buildings has been reduced by modifying its lighting systems, air-conditioning and heating systems, and by introducing energy saving tools, he said.
“We have managed to save 23% of the total energy consumed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and 32% at the PMO”, Seth said while speaking during the inaugural session of the two-day workshop on ‘Raising the Profile of Energy Efficiency Programmes in Gujarat’ here this morning.
“Other government buildings including the Rail Bhavan, the Shram Shakti Bhavan and others also achieved similar results,” he said.
“In the next phase 17 more public buildings will be selected in Delhi where we will conduct audits and recommend steps to cut down on energy usage,” Seth later told reporters.