A World Bank study has pegged India’s energy efficiency market to be worth Rs 1.6 lakh crores. Renewed Demand Side Management market potential is expected to deliver 178 billion units of electrical energy savings per annum that roughly translates into 18-20% of the current levels of all India annual electricity consumption and 150 million tonnes of annual CO2 emissions reduction potential. Sustainability continues to be trend and an up-and-coming corporate value across the world, specifically in the facilities sector, writes Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO, EFS Facilities Services.
A sustainable building is an efficient resource for any company; and managers make sustainability a goal and take proactive steps toward it to ensure consistent processes and procedures, results are monitored and compliance audits performed.
The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was developed by Govt. of India for new commercial buildings on 27th May 2007, which sets minimum energy standards for new commercial buildings having a connected load of 100kW or contract demand of 120 KVA and above.
India launched the PAT programme in 2012, setting energy consumption targets for 478 of the most energy-intensive industrial enterprises. The first cycle of the PAT programme (2012-15) aimed to reduce energy consumption on average by 4.1% in eight industry subsectors that made up 36% of total industrial energy consumption (2009-10 levels). The majority of the estimated annual savings were expected to come from power generation, followed by iron and steel and cement. Firms could comply with the targets by achieving their own energy savings or by generating energy savings certificates that could be exchanged with other firms on a trading market. The latest assessment of 427 industrial enterprises under the first cycle shows the original target was surpassed with energy consumption reduced by 5.3%, resulting in annual emissions reductions of 31 million tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2). The second cycle (2016- 19) will expand the PAT programme across 900 to 950 industrial enterprises, representing a share of 50% of industrial energy consumption (2009-10 levels). It will continue to cover those firms in the first cycle while adding others such as refineries, railways and state distribution companies.
What is SES?
The rapid growth of Indian real estate sector has created an increased demand for quality engineering and technical services, to help buildings achieve energy efficient operations, lower operational costs, and help them achieve green compliance ratings. FM service have emerged as a one stop solutions platform for all engineering needs to address unique Indian challenges like extensive geographical footprint, significant unorganised sector, statutory compliances, pan India spread, quality reporting and high level of ownership, typically faced by global multinationals and large scale facilities integrators.
SES entails a series of interlocked, interconnected technical engineering services spanning Condition monitoring, Engineering services, Energy Conservation, and technical audits.
• Condition monitoring:
• Asset condition verification via in-depth Vibration analysis, Cylinder/ Pipe thickness measurement as well as Liquid flow monitoring through state of the art assessment tools
• Indoor air quality monitoring to identify potential gaps with health and safety implications