ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat), an international conference focussed on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector, began yesterday in Delhi. The Conference is being organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India in collaboration with GIZ under the Indo German Technical Cooperation. Shri Raj Pal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Power and Shri Abhay Bakre, DG, BEE inaugurated the Conference in the presence of eminent experts in the field.
Speakers, Delegates, Experts and Policy Makers across 16 countries are participating in this three-day event. The participants from Central and State local authorities as well as Technology providers and Experts, practicing Architects and University Students have also been invited.The Experts will be discussing various alternative options and technologies in the field of design and construction of energy efficient Commercial as well as Residential Buildings and will suggest the effective ways in implementing the same through policies and programmes. It is estimated that an investment of Rs 2000 billion in building energy efficiency activities would lead to a cumulative savings of 388 billion units of electricity for the next ten years with payback of about 2 years.
Stakeholders from the energy efficiency sector also showcased technologies in the area of insulation, AAC block, Glass window, Fenestration shooting etc. for energy efficiency in buildings through many parallel sessions were also organised on 18 thematic tracks as part of agenda of ANGAN event.
The International Conference will provide a platform to deliberate on interdependence between organizations, systemic sustainability and feedback loops for better resource efficiency. Given the formidable challenge of providing adequate energy of desired quality to the consumers at reasonable costs, improving the efficiency in high energy consumption sectors like buildings have become important component of our integrated energy policy. Due to lack of awareness and knowledge about latest technologies, financial assistance, suppliers and purchase of energy efficient equipment, etc. efforts on energy efficiency and conservation in this sector have been moderate and therefore require greater push. This event aims to provide thrust in this direction so as to address such challenges faced by the stakeholders.