Due to its economy’s accelerating growth, Indian energy demand is continuously on the rise. Many sectors in India – business and trade, the retail industry, the hotel industry and not least information technology – are thriving. Thus, new buildings are in great demand, to the benefit of the building and construction industry. However, new buildings will use a lot of energy, also in part due to air conditioning; since 2003 energy use in commercial buildings has been rising by 13 per cent annually. With the help of energy efficient designs, materials, and technologies, energy use in the building sector could be reduced by 50 per cent.
Commissioned by InWEnt, adelphi therefore developed a needs analysis for advanced training in the field of energy efficiency. Aside from reviewing the energy efficiency of partners and actors, adelphi explored existing programmes as well as measures for market development. The project’s goal was to develop a long term programme for energy efficiency in buildings for the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).