Nagpur Announces Deep Dive Commitment with Building Efficiency Accelerator
Nagpur, India is the latest city to be selected for a deep dive partnership with the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a public-private collaboration that accelerates local government implementation of building efficiency policies and programs. As a deep dive partner, Nagpur will benefit from enhanced technical support with the goal of reaching an ambitious 10 percent energy reduction target by 2021. ICLEI South Asia will work with Nagpur...[more]


Kick-Starting of Investment Grade Energy Audits on Two RMC Buildings in Rajkot under Building Efficiency Accelerator Project
SE4ALL Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) assists sub-national governments to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in their jurisdictions to reduce energy costs, create new market opportunities and reduce pollution. ICLEI South Asia is one of the key partners in the SE4ALL Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) in South Asia region. ICLEI South Asia Rajkot office is the BEA Local Lead Partner organisation and will assist the City in...[more]


Akshay Urja Website Launch in Rajkot by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
With an aim to make Rajkot a smart and sustainable city, the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani launched Akshay Urja Rajkot/Rajkot SMART Energy Lab website on the 22nd of September, 2017. The SMART Energy Lab is developed in partnership with ICLEI South Asia under the project Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA). Akshay Urja Rajkot/SMART Energy Lab is a Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) initiative seeking to link policy..[more]


Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) preparing Green building policy for Rajkot city under BEA
The first draft of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) green building policy guidelines for Rajkot city as part of “Building Efficiency Accelerator” partnership has been completed and is shared with key RMC officials including the Commissioner and all Deputy Municipal Commissioners for their inputs and feedback. The Rajkot Municipal Commissioner Shri. Banchhanidhi Pani made a press statement regarding the same and announced that after being...[more]


Ongoing Consultations to develop Green Building Policy Guidelines under BEA
The development of green building policy guidelines for Rajkot city under the "Building Efficiency Accelerator" partnership is progressing well. The initial draft of the guidelines was discussed with the concerned stakeholders during a workshop in Rajkot in March 2017. Since then, the team has been conducting one on one consultations with various experts and stakeholders in the field of building development within the region. In this...[more]


ICLEI South Asia represents BEA at 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York
Over 1,000 high-level representatives from different governments, businesses, civil societies and international organisations gathered in New York City, from April 3-5, 2017 for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme “Going Further, Faster – Together.” The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) was well-represented at the event: Nine BEA cities and 18 BEA partner organisations were present, totaling nearly 50 people. [more]


Rajkot takes forward discussions on Building Energy Efficiency in city
A workshop was recently organised in Rajkot city of Gujarat to discuss the 18-month plan for building energy efficiency under the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) project, funded by UNEP-GEF and in partnership with World Resources Institute. Rajkot is a deep dive partner for this project, with ICLEI South Asia as a technical consultant to lead Rajkot’s building energy efficiency through reforms in local building bylaws, identification and...[more]


Regional partners meet in Singapore kicks off Building Efficiency Accelerator project
A regional partners’ meeting to advance peer learning amongst cities on opportunities and challenges regarding building energy efficiency was recently organised to kick start the Building Efficiency Accelerator project. The meet was organised by World Resource Institute (WRI), along with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, World Secretariat, in Singapore. Held on September 8, 2016 at the office of Building and Construction Authority...

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