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, 2009
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Delhi to have 100 energy efficient buildings in three years

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Date: , 2009

The national capital will have at least 100 'green buildings' in next three years with Delhi Government inking a pact with The Energy Research Institute (TERI) to implement the ambitious project. As per the agreement, TERI would provide technical assistance to Delhi Government to retrofit 100 existing buildings having more than 10,000 sq ft to make them energy efficient. The buildings to be converted into 'green buildings' include Delhi Secretariat, Chief Minister's residence, NDMC head office, DDA headquarters Vikas Minar, sales tax building and Delhi Government hospitals. Terming the collaboration as a giant step to ensure energy efficiency, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her Government was committed to make Delhi the most environment friendly city in the world. "Whenever Delhi sets an example, the rest of the country follows," she said elaborating on the 'Climate Change Agenda 2009-12' under which the city government is planning to initiate several steps towards energy efficiency. Praising the Delhi Government for its 'green Delhi initiative' noted environmentalist and TERI chief R K Pachauri said "TERI would sincerely render its constructive contribution in making this partnership a grand success