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Stressing on the need for adopting modern building code, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said policy makers and designers must work to provide indigenous solutions for construction which are relevant for India. "Capital in India is scarce and it is expensive.
In this situation it is very essential that policy makers and designers work to indigenize solutions, which are relevant to Indian situation," Goyal said addressing an international conference on Energy Efficient Building Design. "For country like India our lighting, domestic and commercial business needs are indeed disproportionately high compared to other parts of the World. More so because we have long way to go income levels of people increase," he said. He also said that adoption of modern building code is also relevant as in a rapidly transforming Indian economy, a lot of building construction would be done in next few years. Citing estimates, he said India have build only one third of the buildings it will have by 2030 and thus there will be 200 per cent expansion. The three-day conference is organised by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the aegis of the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The minister also launched the Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings (Warm and Humid Climates) during the inauguration of the conference. The objective of these design guidelines is to provide comprehensive information on how to design energy-efficient multi-storey residential buildings.
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