EN­ERGY EF­FI­CIENT HOMES REC­OM­MENDED FOR BHUTAN

Business Bhutan - - Business -

En­ergy ef­fi­cient homes were rec­om­mended for Bhutan dur­ing the first ever lec­ture se­ries launch on in­no­va­tion, science and society called BLISS by the Bhutan Eco­log­i­cal Society (BES) this week.

Be­cause of poor de­sign and nonex­is­tent in­su­la­tion in Bhutanese homes, the en­ergy con­sump­tion reaches its peak dur­ing win­ter in the coun­try. There is, there­fore, a need to con­struct en­ergy-ef­fi­cient build­ings to help re­duce green­house gas emis­sions.

Ac­cord­ing to the en­ergy ef­fi­ciency base­line study car­ried out by UNDP a few years ago, build­ings in Bhutan use twice the en­ergy and the res­i­den­tial sec­tor is the high­est en­ergy con­sumer, ac­count­ing for 48.7% of the to­tal en­ergy con­sump­tion.

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