Constructing Change: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in India’s Buildings Market

Constructing Change: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in India’s Buildings Market

1 October 2012

Blackouts across India in July 2012 revealed the severity of India’s energy crisis. Looking ahead to 2017, India must increase its energy production by 6.5 percent annually from 2011 levels to maintain a 9 percent growth rate. This growth rate will result in rapid urbanization—India’s building-occupied are is projected to skyrocket from 8 billion square meters in 2005 to 41 billion in 2030.2 Incorporating energy efficiency measures in these new buildings will help India meet its energy needs and increase its energy security.

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