How to reduce Lifts’ Energy Consumption

In a typical multi-story apartment, Lifts consume significant amount of energy. They could be consuming as much as 30-60 % of the common area energy (if there is no air-conditioning in common area locations). How to reduce this energy consumption? It is typically not feasible to replace the lifts with a more energy efficient model. Can there be operational philosophies which can be used to reduce the energy consumption?

 

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Amendment in Haryana's Single Point Supply Regulation

Haryana has a Single Point Supply to Residential Colonies or Office cum Residential Complexes of Employers, Group Housing Societies and Commercial cum Residential Complexes of Developers, Regulations. Under the regulations, it is now mandatory for these entities to opt for single supply connection. In case, these entities decide not to opt for the single supply connection, they should pay the distribution losses to the utility. HERC has now done an amendment in this notification.

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