CPWD fulfilling India’s commitment for Paris climate accord


In order to curb climate change the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) is taking some concrete steps. CPWD has taken firm initiatives for generation of renewable energy in government buildings. CPWD is in the fore-front in sustainable development of built environment. All new constructions in are being undertaken with minimum three stars GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) rating.

Towards greening of Delhi, as a special drive, CPWD is planting 50,000 trees at various residential colonies and office complexes maintained by it during ongoing rainy season. The locations have been identified, wherein the plantation drive will be undertaken soon.

Solar plants of capacity 13.3 MWp, have also been installed in central government buildings across the country. The installed solar plants have generated renewable energy of 25 lakhs Units approximately, which resulted in 23,281 tons reduction of carbon dioxide emission and overall saving of Rs. 29 crores.

CPWD exhibited its deep commitment and dedication on energy efficiency measures in Central Government Buildings maintained by it. As Energy Efficiency Measures, existing fittings in 88 General Pool Office Buildings across the country have been replaced with LED fittings.

CPWD has made it mandatory to install Rain Water Harvesting system and Waste Water Recycling plant in all its major projects as a part of water conservation measures.

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