With an aim to the make the People’s Capital sustainable and a green city, the Government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to incorporate popular ‘green technologies’ in the construction of the new capital.
In a review meeting on the green energy initiatives to be taken up in Amravati, the government has decided to implement Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) to all structures that will come up in the new capital city. Every building in the capital will have to adhere to the norms to promote green energy and energy saving.
During the discussion, Energy secretary Ajay Jain said as per ECBC norms, all multiplexes, hospitals, hotels and other commercial buildings having a plot area of more than 1,000 sq.m or built-up area of more than 2,000 sq.m would have to incorporate energy efficiency from design & construction stages itself with mandatory single-star rating in the initial phase.
To ensure that, the government is also planning to set up an exclusive ECBC cell in the state to achieve the target of energy saving in the construction sector.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister lauded the energy department for the successful implementation of LED lighting programme in the State and for becoming the first state in the country to install maximum LEDs under DELP scheme of the Centre.