India and the European Union have been working closely together on enabling the transition to towards net-zero carbon buildings in India. The EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP) project endeavors to continue supporting the concerned stakeholders in the domain of net-zero carbon buildings.
The Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-Habitat (ANGAN) conference was held in New Delhi from 14th to 16th September 2022 with the objective of deliberating on various thematic tracks leading India on the road to Net Zero Energy and Low Carbon Buildings. Organized jointly by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project, it brought together more than 500 domain experts, practitioners and other Indian and international stakeholders.
As a part of the ANGAN conference, a Thematic session focusing on Net Zero Carbon Buildings, supported by the European Union, was organized on 14th September 2022, which provided a platform for capturing perspectives from European experts on industry best practices to achieve net zero energy in buildings for Indian stakeholders to benefit from the European experiences and learnings. The session gave the stage to experts, including from the EU to speak on the following points:
- Approach towards achieving Net-zero carbon buildings
- Design process and barrier addressal via case studies
- The enablers for net-zero carbon buildings in their geographical context
Links to presentations:
- Mr. Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, BPIE on the “Net- Zero carbon Buildings and Neighbourhoods: EU policy context and project examples – link
- Dr. Stijn Verbeke, Senior R&D expert at VITO/ Enegry Ville, Belgium along with Mr. Gopal Nurani Parasu, Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers on “Assessing Smart Buildings: The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI)” - link
- Mr. Christian Richter, Energiesprong foundation on “Biggest Challenge for Europe: a carbon free building stock by 2045” - link
- Ms Sonia Shukla, Senior Project Manager, International Institute for Energy Conservation on “Net-zero carbon buildings” - link