Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency of government of Uttar Pradesh will be presenting awards to architects who have helped in energy conservation in the state. Award, known as Uttar Pradesh State Energy Conservation Award-2018, will be presented to total 12 categories and will be an award for excellence in energy conservation and management. The Awards are presented to industry and other establishments to promote energy conservation among all sectors of economy; and give state recognition to the selected Industrial units and buildings establishments who have made systematic and serious attempts for efficient utilization and conservation of energy in respective assessment years.
Apart from architects, there are 11 categories to which awards will be presented – Industries General Category (having connected load 1MW and above, except Thermal Power plant, Fertilizer Industry & Sugar Industry); Industries General Category (having connected load less than 1MW); Thermal Power Plant; Fertilizer Industry; Sugar Industry; Private Buildings (Shopping Malls/ Plazas/Corporate Offices etc. excluding hotels / hospitals); Government Buildings (Central/ State Government offices, Government Agencies/Corporation etc. excluding Govt. hotels / Govt. hospitals); Hospital; Hotel; Educational Institutions and Banks (Financial Institutions).
The objective of the award is to promote energy conservation in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Award will be given to the organisations/industries who have achieved reduction energy consumption during 2017-18 in comparison with 2016-17 by adopting energy efficiency measures. Architects, for example, who have designed energy efficient buildings can participate in Architect sector. Similarly, banks who have financed energy efficiency/conservation projects can participate in bank sector.