Regin makes use of energy in India more efficient – for a sustainable future

Real estate make up a large part of the total energy consumption across the globe, and India is no exception. After China, USA, and Europe, India has the largest CO2-print in the world, releasing approximately 2 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. Thus, lowering the potentiation of energy in Indian properties will eventuate great winnings for the global environment. Southern India has now launched a collaboration with Swedish company Regin, that specializes in energy efficient building automation solutions.

Regin is currently part of an international pilot project with the ambition to foster a sustainable development in the expenditure of energy in Southern India. The project is financed by DEG Invest, German governmental forces, and AB Regin.

The main purpose of the pilot project, ELEvaTE, is to generate awareness and knowledge within the Indian real estate business to facilitate the development of sustainable building management systems.

100 trained technicians

As of now a training program and centres are being established as a stepping stone for the project. At the centre, 100 technicians will be trained, whom themselves will go on to train property owners and developers. Regin recons a dispersion of knowledge to be essential in lowering carbon dioxide emissions compounded by landed property in India.

- One of the main issues concerning India's development towards becoming more energy efficient is the lack of knowledge in maintaining control systems installed. As a consequence, we see a reversion back to outdated thermoregulation-systems, says Jonah Cheng Yoke Sin, Area manager at Regin Controls Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

If India continues using the same amount of energy at the same rate of increase, the country's energy use will increase by 700 percent looking to the year of 2050. This significate a tenfold increase in the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions globally.

- The pilot project will provide the necessary knowledge and expertise needed for a sustainable development, not only for India but the world, says Jonah Cheng Yoke Sin.

Regin control systems

In India, Regin’s cooperation partner Assist will service in the process of entrusting the development of the first training centres, as well as assisting with the production of educational material and instruction videos.

The development of systems and information will be monitored by Regin in Singapore. Based on data gathered by the building automation system it will be possible to conserve energy over time and to continuously improve the results.

Regin will host the technical platform and can ensure the continuous upgrades of the technical systems. Training personnel who are responsible for service and maintenance will take place on site in India.

The pilot project was launched November 2016 and will be running until August 2018.

Short facts: Differences between India and Sweden

- Indian emissions amount to 1,895 million-ton CO2 per year (2014)
- Swedish emissions amount to 47 million-ton CO2 per year (2014)
- India expend 806 kilowatt-hours per capita (2014)
- Sweden expend 13,480 kilowatt-hours per capita (2014)
- 79 percent of the Indian population has access to electricity
- In Sweden, everyone has access to electricity

Sources: World Bank Group (WBG) 2014 och The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2014.