HYDERABAD: did you know that the creation of a system of solar water heaters in his residence, apartments or a commercial building entitles you to a 10 percent discount on property taxes? Or that the installation of a rain water harvesting system also provides you an opportunity to the bag with a 10 per cent discount? GHMC Commissioner MT Krishna Babu Wednesday revealed this clause little known in go 86 of the regulations of the law of construction during her inaugural speech at the Conference on "Use of green energy in urban infrastructure", organized by the Andhra Pradesh Federation of Chambers of Commerce and industry (FAPCCI).
Pointing to examples of hotels such as Taj Banjara and the Park, host to 20 percent of the property tax discounts amounting to 2.5 to 3 million rupees a year ' due to the listed facilities in the workplace, asked all owners of buildings to maximize savings through discounts available.
"We are planning to further reduce the level of the city rate of impact according to the calibre of the building (according to international standards of green building) and there will be offices and commercial buildings in the first phase of the proposed plan." In addition to the incentives, which makes commercial sense for companies to adopt green technologies through efficient lighting and cooling systems ", added the Commissioner."
Also was critical of the low efficiencies of the majority of electrical installations in private offices and the City Government.
"We have received proposals from companies that promise a reduction of 30-35 percent in energy consumption." His views on the energy in the city audit was extended also to the need to automate the streetlights in the model being currently tested in pilot form in plan district.
"There is no room to reduce our demand for energy in at least 25 percent by a shift towards energy efficiency devices." Estimates show that if that were to happen, we can save around 800 TM (metric tonnes) UM of coal or 12 (million units) of energy per day ", it felt." Also, it expressed interest in the next individual housing program the installation of solar panels on the roof and said that lowering the cost of solar energy could help initiate an action in the same period of two years in Hyderabad.
On the problems of garbage from the city, the Commissioner expressed the hope that innovative entrepreneurs present new techniques to manage and recycle waste ever accumulating, 1 TM collection of them, currently costing the company near R 1,600 a day.
"This number will increase in the near future." In addition, it is not economical for the transport of waste to the landfill in Jawahar Nagar, it may be several kilometers away in the majority of cases. The decentralization of the management of waste is the answer to this problem and we welcome any ideas towards it. "