IEP Chandigarh, September 18
Adding yet another feather to its achievement hat, Haryana has been awarded ‘Special Award’ for State Designated Agency (SDA) – Category-II by the jury for NEERMAN Awards 2022.
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.
Sharing more details in this regard, an official spokesperson said that the Department of New and Renewable Energy, Haryana and HAREDA has bagged the said award for its exemplary performance to promote and enforce Energy Conservation in Building Sector in the State. Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Director General, New and Renewable Energy Department and HAREDA received the award from the Ministry.
Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has congratulated the New and Renewable Energy Department and HAREDA for this achievement.
The three-day conference was inaugurated by Sh. Alok Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Power. Sh. Ajay Tiwary, Additional Secretary Ministry of Power also attended the event.
The winners of the BEE’s 1stNational 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.
More than 95 percent of government buildings have LED lights
As per the directions of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal more than 95 percent of Government buildings/offices have replaced their conventional lights with LED Lights. For this exemplary performance, Haryana has bagged the award.
ANGAN 2.0, was organized by BEE
The spokesperson shared that the ANGAN 2.0, was organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) under the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP).
Experts from more than 15 countries and international organisations discuss technologies for energy-efficient buildings. Conference hosts exhibition of various low carbon products, technologies and innovations applicable in the building sector.
Haryana has made a pivotal contribution to the Prime Minister’s target of making India Net Zero by 2070
The objective of this conference is to promote a healthy ecosystem which was mentioned at COP 26 in Glasgow by the Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi on Lifestyle For Environment(LiFE) and Panchamrit, aiming to make India Net Zero by 2070 and the contribution of Haryana to the achievement of this target is significant.
Furthermore, the commitment of the Department of New and Renewable Energy Haryana and HAREDA towards this endeavour of the State and Centre Government is substantial.
It is exciting to witness the uptake of the Energy Conservation Building Code and this accomplishment in Haryana which will certainly make a positive impact in driving the nation towards a Zero-Carbon future.