In order to develop green buildings in the new state capital of Amaravati, an MoU will soon be signed by the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) and The Energy Resource Institute (TERI). According to Ajay Jain, the Principal Secretary, the discussions with Sanjay Seth, the director of TERI were very successful which is why the facility will now be roped in to offer training and keeping a close eye on the development of green buildings in the upcoming state capital.
He added that both the agencies will work in tandem with each other on the basis of a “no loss, no profit” policy. He further stated that Greenfield capital construction can be improved by encouraging energy efficiency and that with the development of green buildings at least 30% of energy will be saved.
According to him, the government has taken a decision to ensure that all the buildings that are constructed in the city of Amaravati conform to the standards set by the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBS) and TERI will offer support to this end. Cherukuri Sreedhar, the Commissioner of CRDA said that with TERI’s vast experience of developing hundreds of buildings across different countries, roping them in is sure to be quite advantageous.
Lakshmi Parthasaradhi, the chairperson of Andhra Pradesh Amaravati Development Corporation (APASC) said that they too will take guidance from TERI to design parks and green belts across the 270 sq. km area that has been reserved for the capital region. She confirmed that an MoU will soon be signed in the presence of Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu.
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