Network, Collaborate and Create – Energy-efficient Construction Field

The environment is one of the major aspects to be considered in any field especially in the construction sector. Keeping this in mind India poised to focus on ‘energy-efficient and high-performance buildings of the future’, says Building Innovation Guide. For which Collaborates with urban policymakers, developers and builders, building operators and occupants, architecture and engineering practitioners, and product and materials industry. The aim is to align on a common sustainability framework in the areas of building materials and IoT, smart grid, energy technologies, renewables, and battery storage to enable aggressive energy targets. Integrated, these provide a tremendous opportunity for strategic, sustainable urbanization, and urban health. 

The Building Innovation Guide a premier guidebook authored by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and funded by the US Department of Energy was launched in India. This is a result of successful historic partnerships and a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the US and India, which focused on buildings energy efficiency in both.

The guide was introduced at the workshop on Clean Energy: Data Centres and Green Building organized by the US Trade and Development Agency as part of the US- India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Project Phase II. This guide is a result of historic partnerships and a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the U.S. and India, which focused on developing energy efficiency in both nations. India is poised to become the world’s fifth-largest economy, with the buildings sector representing over 30% of the nation’s energy consumption. Energy conservation is an important part of India’s overall energy plan and can contribute significantly to the nation’s ability to sustain its growth. 

Reshma Singh, lead author of the Building Innovation Guide said, “India is at an inflection point. Because of the extraordinary pace of new construction, the buildings sector is recognized as a crucial area to create energy-efficiency and enhance sustainability. The Building Innovation Guide draws on years of U.S. buildings R&D, computer simulations, and on-the-ground research in India to present best practice strategies that combine innovative technologies with traditional wisdom.  These best practices can drive triple-bottom-line benefit for people, profit, and the planet.”

“India’s real estate industry is scaling tremendously. I believe that BIGathon is a change-maker that brings together stakeholders and policymakers from India and the U.S. to create a combined perspective for energy-efficient and high-performance buildings of the future,” added Prabhu Ramachandran, CEO, and co-founder, Facilio.

The BIGathon is a unique opportunity to build innovation into the built infrastructure ecosystem- for U.S. and India thought leaders to network, collaborate and create a movement. Environmental friendly construction is very important and plays a vital role in the future for the coming generations.

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