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Amravati to Go Green with Every Brick

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Published on : Nov 16, 2015

Following the footsteps of Andhra Pradesh, Amravati will also launch a plan to create a record in terms of green energy. In a bid to do so, the state government of Amravati is leaning towards making all its construction energy efficient and based on the green technology.

Sources at energy department reported that Andhra Pradesh holds the topmost position in the country in terms of implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC). This is national program run by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), in association with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The program is aimed towards ensuring ‘Energy Efficiency Improvements in Commercial Buildings’, which refers to making sure that every building in the city skyline has followed ECBC for keeping in line with the promise of a green energy and a clean city.

According to energy secretary Ajay Jain all the structures having an area of 1,000 sq.m or a builtup area of more than 2,000 sq.m such as multiplexes, hospitals, hotels and other commercial buildings will have to incorporate the ECBC norms. The construction companies will have to adhere to these norms right from the starting phase of design till the construction is complete. Getting a single-star rating at the start will be mandatory.

He further added that the construction of such buildings will help the environmental-friendly cause and bring newer investments from international construction enterprises across the world. The energy department has taken a strict stand to ensure that ECBC is followed for new construction in the capital city of Amravati. The Municipal Administration & Urban Development (MA& UD) will be responsible for this task.