CREDA workshop on energy conservation

Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) will organize a one-day workshop for creating awareness onenergy conservation and drafting manner of energy conservation building code here on Saturday.

CREDA has drafted the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), according to the climatic condition of Chhattisgarh in consultation with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), ministry of power, and Government of India.CEO, CREDA Shailendra Shukla emphasized in his keynote address to reduce energy consumption to mitigate the ever increasing gap between demand and supply, which is currently recorded at 16%. This can be achieved by carrying out energy efficient and energy conservation activities. Every individual can contribute to this, by installing solar power plant at the roof top of their home so to as to meet the energy demand by renewable energy means, thereby reducing the electricity bill.

Sanjay Seth, energy economist, presented an overview of the status of implementation of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) at the national level. CREDA’s chief engineer, Sanjeev Jain gave a presentation on various activities and achievements of CREDA in the areas of energy efficiency etc.

The participants of the workshop were faculty members and students pursuing under-graduate courses from various technical institutions of the state along with the representatives from state police department, Housing Corporation, state housing board, Public Sector Undertaking (BSP, NTPC), Nagar Nigam- Durg, BSNL, & practicing architects.

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