CERC office is net energy plus building
Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission’s office building in city has been acknowledged as nation’s 1st Net Energy Plus building. The building, which is also the office of Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA), was constructed using solar passive technology and has been selected for net plus energy building award given by India Tech Foundation-Mumbai.
The award recognises the works done to conserve and minimise energy used in a building. The panel of jury in the competition was headed by former justice BN Krishna, who selected entries from Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for the award.
Sanjeev Jain, chief engineer, CREDA, said that the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power (BEEMP), New Delhi, has fixed norms for consumption of energy in any building.