The government of Switzerland has agreed in principle to provide technical assistance for implementation of Building Energy Efficiency Project(BEEP), a bilateral project between Indian and Swiss Governments aiming at reducing energy consumption in new buildings in India- at Amaravathi, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.
A communication to this effect was received by Govt. of India from the Federal Department Of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Govt. of Switzerland. The Overall objective of the BEEP is to reduce the energy consumption in new commercial building complexes, malls and to disseminate the best practices for construction of low energy residential and public buildings, which ultimately paves the way for enhancing the global standards in construction, besides reducing the electricity bills.
Disclosing these details, principal secretary, Energy, I&I, Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), Ajay Jain said that the Centre has suggested the Govt. of AP to depute an official delegation to Bureau of Energy Efficiency, GoI for discussing the proposed BEEP implementation plan wherein the Switzerland government will provide full technical support with latest global technologies in construction of Energy Efficient buildings in Amaravathi.
Further to these, the BEEP implementation will promote sustainable architecture, duly utilising Swiss expertise for designing energy efficient buildings sector, which consumes substantial Energy and contribute considerably to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to A Chandrasekhara Reddy, CEO of SECM.