Trane High Performance Building Profiled in Case Study
May 29, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international
nonprofit environmental organization, has released a case study of the
energy savings of Godrej Bhavan building in Mumbai, India. Trane was a
significant partner in the upgrades and transformation of this high
performance building, including manufacturing and installing the HVAC
and building management system with digital energy meters that
continuously monitor and adjust energy use.
Since the energy efficiency upgrades were completed in 2010, the building has experienced significant reductions in energy use and huge decreases in its energy bills, up to 28 percent. The NRDC case study is a comprehensive analysis of the upgrades, including cooling and lighting systems, energy management and metering and water flow metering. The study finds that “Godrej Bhavan has achieved significant financial and environmental quality benefits for the building owners and occupants.”
We agree with the study conclusion that the Godrej Bhavan building is indicative of India’s transforming building market. As India's needs continue to increase, implementing energy efficiency measures will be an important, cost-effective tool to meet demand.