National Health Mission, UT Ladakh under National Program on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) organised 2 days Regional Workshop on Building Design for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration in Buildings in Ladakh in collaboration with BEEP RE Project, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) , International Institute for Energy Conservative (IIEC) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
On the first day of workshop, Dr Pawan Kotwal (IAS), Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, UT of Ladakh, Sh. Ajeet Kumar Sahu (IAS) , Commissioner/Secretary, PWD/GAD, UT Ladakh, Dr. Iftikhar Choudhary(IRS) Mission Director, National Health Mission, UT Ladakh besides Engineers from different departments, participants from University of Ladakh and other stake holders were present.
The workshop is being organised with the aim to provide a platform to open a dialogue with the key stakeholders, on future actions, to utilise the results and learnings from the pilot project demonstration in the region.
Dr Kotwal, Principal Secretary, UT Ladakh appreciated and applauded the efforts being taken by different stakeholders towards the goal of carbon Neutral Ladakh. He appraised the participants about the steps being taken to make the health facilities of Ladakh more energy efficient and less energy intensive to contribute towards the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to make Carbon-Neutral Ladakh.
Setting the agenda of workshop, Sh. Ajeet Kumar Sahu(IAS), Commissioner/Secretary, UT Ladakh briefed about various steps being taken in Ladakh supported by different research teams for achieving the goal of sustainable and carbon neutral Ladakh.
During the workshop, the experts from IIEC, Ankita Ranjan and Anant Joshi shared their experience with building practitioners and decision makers to understand and promote the building energy efficient buildings in Ladakh region that are well suited to integrate renewable energy technological implementations.
Dr. Sunil Ahirwar, Nodal Officer NPCCHH, NHM Ladakh presented a ppt. On Climate Change and it’s impact on Human Health.