News Brief | September 2012
Swiss to aid India make buildings more energy efficient
To reduce energy consumption in new buildings in India and improve energy efficiency of the buildings, Switzerland is preparing a feasibility report. Switzerland already has an MoU with the Union Power Ministry that is aimed at reducing energy consumption in new buildings in India.
Swiss Ambassador to India Linus von Castelmur said that in the energy efficiency sector of India, Switzerland is to provide technical assistance programme. It is largely technology guidance and know how. Switzerland is looking at knowledge contribution in the energy efficiency space in India.
As part of the MoU with the Power Ministry, the first mission (project) is expected to start in September. Over a period of five years, Switzerland is expected to advise on energy efficiency related to at least 24 new buildings in various categories.