Hyderabad: Summer is right here, and the mercury degrees are rising gradually, making humans turn on air conditioners, air coolers and use drapes to prevent warmth and dust from coming into the interiors of their houses. Operating air conditioners and air coolers for lengthy hours and vast use of fans certainly make the power bills jump and impact the surroundings.
Besides straining the electrical grid, this practice also worsens air pollution and contributes to worldwide warming. While middle and high-earning corporations can come up with the money for air conditioners and coolers at some stage in the summer season, the plight of low-income agencies merits some sympathy. Living in tin or asbestos roofed structures or the usage of tarpaulins, they need to face tough conditions.
Considering all these elements, experts and researchers at the moment are pitching for what they call the ‘Cool Roof program.’ Cool roofs replicate sunlight, absorb much less heat, provide a value-powerful solution for the demanding urbanization situations, and help protect the surroundings. They store power, increase thermal consolation and decrease the cooling call for inside the long run.
Telangana is in the vanguard in beginning measures for enforcing the ‘Cool Roof program.’ The Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) took up a pilot venture in 2016 and 2017. The Telangana Cool Roofs program is a goal-primarily based initiative to increase the share of cool roofs within the State. Under three categories for different constructing sorts.
The initiative is taken up placing every year targets. The Telangana Government has already initiated steps involving Administrative Staff College of India, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Natural Resources Defense Council, International Institute for Information Technology, Hyderabad, and Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation. A draft copy of the program has also been prepared for dialogue.
Initially, the MAUD will formally undertake the “Cool State Programme” as a policy measure for the State. In the longer run, to ensure the adoption of cool roofs through municipal homes, MAUD may want to make it mandatory in all new structures and retrofit the prevailing government homes, and comprise cool roofs when they’re undergoing maintenance. If a building is not due for renovation within three years, MAUD could do not forget imposing cool roofs quicker as a part of the greater effort.
- To make sure adoption of cool roofs for saving electricity, strengthening heat resilience, and increasing thermal consolation.
- To guide coordination for implementing .program
- To perceive financing frameworks and constructing equipment for implementation.
- To help the body of workers improvement and training programs
A mandatory program for Government and Commercial structures: Mandatory cool roofing for all municipal, authorities-owned, and business buildings protected under State constructing efficiency code. Voluntary Program (residential): Voluntary cool roofing for residential and smaller buildings for new and foremost improvements. Vulnerable Communities Programme: Cool roofing for low-profits housing related to Hyderabad’s Heat Action Plan.