By BizLED Bureau
October 9, 2015: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to replace all the lights at its stations, depots, and residential complexes with LED lights. Delhi Metro has signed two MoUs for switching to LED lighting and developing green building certification norms for metros globally. The MoU has been signed with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. This switch to LED lighting is expected to reduce the metro?s energy consumption by about 40%. The initiative will save about Rs 70 million annually.
The second MoU was signed between DMRC and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), an international green building certifying agency, for jointly developing norms for the green building certification of metro stations and depots in India as well as across the globe.
These initiatives are part of the DMRC?s efforts towards the development of eco-friendly infrastructure. The metro is developing all its stations under phase 3 as green buildings. The parking areas for phase-III will also have LED lights,? the official said.