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Haryana awarded special award for its performance to promote and enforce Energy Conservation in Building Sector

Yadavindra S Rana | September 18, 2022 04:29 PM

CHANDIGARH : Adding yet another feather to its cap, Haryana has been awarded ‘Special Award’ for State Designated Agency (SDA) - Category -II by the jury for NEERMAN Awards 2022, as more than 95 per cent of government
buildings have been provided with LED lights.

The State was awarded during three-day international conference ‘ANGAN 2022’ (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat)‘ Making the Zero-Carbon Transition in Buildings’ organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power from September 14 -16 at New Delhi.

Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Director General, New and Renewable Energy Department and HAREDA received the award from the Ministry.  Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has congratulated the New and Renewable Energy Department and HAREDA for this achievement.

The three-day conference was inaugurated by Mr Alok Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Power. Mr Ajay Tiwary, Additional Secretary Ministry of Power  also attended the event.

 The winners of the BEE’s first National Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Movement towards Affordable and Natural habitat (NEERMAN) Awards were felicitated during the award function which was held on Sept.15. These awards are institutionalized with the objective to acknowledge and encourage exemplary building designs complying with BEE’s Eco-NiwasSamhita (ENS)
and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC).

Notably, Haryana has designated the Department of New and Renewable Energy and HAREDA as State Designated Agency for the promotion and enforcement of energy conservation activities in the State.

The State Government has also mandated the implementation of Energy Conservation Building codes for all new buildings having connected loads above 100 KW.

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