DoT has adopted NTP 2012, which stipulates for Enhanced and continued adoption of green policy in telecom and promoting the use of energy efficient equipments and renewable energy technologies to achieve long term sustainability and reduction of carbon footprints.
The new DoT HQ building at Netaji Nagar, New Delhi is aimed to be a landmark green building which shall implement energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, low energy structure and materials, water sustainability and waste management. The planning and designing of the building shall be at least GRIHA’s 4 star or IGBC/ USGBC Gold rating.
The telecom industry is moving forward and using low power BTS, free cooling, energy efficient equipments and renewable energy solutions. The energy saving options such as use of energy efficient lighting, air-conditioners, fans etc. are already being used in telecom sector. LED lights are being used in new telecom buildings. Innovative technology development for energy efficient storage with energy management system is being taken up.