Buildings consume one third of energy worldwide: Trane

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Mumbai, Sept. 23, (UNI) Buildings consume one-third of energy worldwide and in most modern buildings, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system represents up to 50 per cent of its energy requirements, Leader of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Trane India Limited, Mr Pankaj Gupta said today.

Mr Gupta said this while speaking to reporters, adding that energy use and efficiency makes up for nearly two-thirds of the points needed to earn the US Green Building Council's prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and integrated solutions, will showcase its energy efficient technologies and solutions at the three-day Green Building Congress (GBC) event being held in the city today.

The GBC, being sponsored by Trane, is an annual event during which industry leaders come together to create awareness on issues related to Green Buildings and the environment.

Mr Gupta stressed on the need for green buildings as the way forward for India and cited this as a growing trend as developers and customers alike are realising the economic and environmental benefits of going 'green'.

Raheja Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to facilitate certification of LEED rated Green Buildings for 10 select projects having multiple buildings spanning all across India in cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai &Goa.

''It is our firm commitment to have all future projects undertaken anywhere in India by us to be LEED certified Green Building Projects. We are committed to enhancing India's environmental well-being'' said Mr Raghuvanshi, General Manager, Projects, K Raheja Group.

K Raheja Corp has selected Trane to recommend and deliver its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

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