Punjab govt. to transform Mini Secretariat as first energy efficient building

The building of Punjab Mini Secretariat Chandigarh would be developed as the first energy efficient building of Punjab. The Secretary Science & Technology,Viswajeet Khanna said that this building would be projected as example of energy conservation motivating the others to follow. He said that national competitive bids have been floated for converting this building through Energy Conservation Company Route and tenders would be opened on August 10, 2009. He said that the saving in Energy bill every month by adopting energy efficient manner would be shared by company of Punjab Government.

He further added that energy conservation measures need to be taken in the buildings of Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat, Punjab Vidhan Sabha buildings and Punjab and Haryana High Court building. Similarly all Deputy Commissioners, local government department had been requested to convert district complexes as energy efficient buildings at the earliest. Meanwhile, all future govt. buildings in the state will be designed in such a way that energy consumption level is minimal as in the case of PEDA’s own Solar Passive Complex.
He said that Energy Audit of 24 industries and important government buildings have indicated a potential annual saving of 11542 MW.

The increasing demand of power the Punjab Government has asked 250 high energy consuming industrial units to become self-sufficient in energy by co-generation, added by him.

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