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As part of the AP Energy Star Programme, the State government has decided to retrofit all existing government buildings with energy efficient equipment to save around 40 per cent of electricity consum

Published: 17th January 2017 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2017 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: As part of the AP Energy Star Programme, the State government has decided to retrofit all existing government buildings with energy efficient equipment to save around 40 per cent of electricity consumption. Besides, such a measure will also check environmental damage caused due to the excessive use of fossil fuels. As part of the initiative, focus will be on hospitals, government buildings, residential schools, colleges and hostels, multi-storeyed shopping complexes both in public and private sectors.

According to a release issued by the State Energy Conservation Mission, Chief Secretary SP Tucker, who chaired the fifth executive committee and third general body meeting of the AP State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM), has instructed HoDs to appoint a nodal officer from each department to coordinate with the CEO/Managing Director of the AP State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation (APSEEDCO), a joint venture of AP power utilities, incorporated for exclusive promotion and development of energy efficiency in the State.



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