The Swiss Government is preparing a feasibility report on improving energy efficiency in the buildings in India as they are major contributors to carbon emissions. The Swiss Govt has already signed an MoU with the Power Ministry in India to this effect.
As part of the MoU with the Power Ministry, the first mission (project) is expected to start in September. Over a period of five years, Switzerland is expected to advise on energy efficiency related to at least 24 new buildings in various categories.
Presently, the government has Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in place, which is voluntary. Switzerland is also focusing on the Indian renewable energy sector and has MoU with state-run power producer NTPC.