2011 EEI India: Strong Interest in Efficiency Continues
While energy efficiency in India is growing, challenges remain, according to the fifth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, conducted by the Institute for Building Efficiency with the International Facility Management Association and the Urban Land Institute. The 2011 EEI survey in India was conducted with three in-country partners: The Indian Green Building Council, BCSD India, and the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. Specifically, the survey found:
1. Interest in energy efficiency in India remains strong. Decision-makers place high importance on energy management, and building efficiency remains their organizations’ top strategy for reducing their carbon footprint.
2. Government actions on incentives and climate policy are influencing decisions related to building efficiency. Responses indicate that the National Action Plan on Climate Change will increase investments. Government incentives and rebates became the second driver for energy efficiency action in 2011.
3. The India market continues to mature. When asked about the dominant barriers to efficiency, the respondents indicated a variety of barriers ranging from a lack of awareness of savings opportunities to uncertainty about how to evaluate projects, and internal funding challenges.
4. Key best practices in energy management correlate with making more efficiency improvements. As in other regions, organizations that set goals, frequently review and analyze data, add internal or external resources, and leverage external capital are implementing more energy efficiency measures.