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Green Buildings in India – Siemens looks to Showcase its Green Credentials by making its Offices Energy Efficient

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Siemens is one of the largest Green Companies in the world with its Green Portfolio covering almost all CleanTech sectors like Solar Thermal,Wind Energy,Energy Efficiency,Smart Grid.Siemens has become aggressive in its Renewable Energy Efforts in India partnering with the Adani Conglomerate and setting up a Wind Turbine Facility.The Company has now started focusing on its Energy Efficiency Division as well.Siemens is a world leader in Energy Efficiency claiming to save Euro 20 billion annually through its past efforts.Green Buildings have become a huge opportunity in recent times with India taking up this new paradigm in Construction with gusto.Not only does Green Buildings save on Energy Costs and help the Environment,they also raise the value of the buildings substantially.

Siemens as a part of its Energy Efficiency Efforts will go on a Green Makeover of its Office Locations in India.LED Lighting and other measures will be adopted to save Rs 3 crore in Energy Costs annually.15% of its current Energy needs will be cut by spending around $2.2 million in the next 2 years with a payback time of around 3 years.Siemens hopes to establish its Green Credentials in the Green Building Category by showcasing its inhouse efforts in Energy Efficiency.Note Energy Efficiency is the cheapest way to cut carbon emissions and is the lowest hanging fruit in mitigating Climate Change.It is perhaps the only Green Sector which does not require a subsidy to be economic.India is on a massive infrastructure building spree with $500 billion expected to be spent over the next 5 years.Green Buildings will go a long way in reducing India’s growing carbon emissions and will save money as well.

Siemens makes its offices in India green

Siemens Ltd. is investing initially around `100 million until the end of 2012 to make its offices in India greener. The company is thoroughly examining its seven company-owned offices in India with regard to environmental protection and energy consumption. The goal is to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by at least 15% by the end of 2012.

Siemens systems in buildings worldwide have already saved about `1,200 billion (€20 billion) and are reducing CO2 emissions by 2.4 million tons. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of roughly one million cars. Siemens is also currently developing “eco city” models to ensure that megacities such as Mumbai, Delhi or Kolkata are planned from the very outset to be as sustainable as possible.


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