NET-ZERO ENERGY COMPLEX
Why in News?
- To achieve sustainable living standards, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has conceptualised a “net-zero energy complex” for its new headquarters.
Net-zero energy complex concept:
- The building has been conceived as a flagship project to showcase the use of renewable energy, as well as a cutting-edge energy efficient building.
- The campus will utilize technologies such as solar energy, on-site waste management, rainwater harvesting among others to get “off the grid”, thereby reducing the pressure on municipal infrastructure.
- Reducing air conditioning, maintaining a higher ambient temperature, optimising artificial light by reducing individual cabins and blocking out an entire portion of the building to prevent heat gain, were some of the lifestyle changes that needed to be adopted.
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