In order to register itself as a green hospital by reducing the carbon dioxide emission and making it more energy efficient, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) along with New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO), Japan, inaugurated a project on Wednesday.
"The project is green as well as cost friendly. This will save us around Rs 16 crore savings on electricity bill per annum. With the intervention of Japan and coming of latest technology, we have started our green pursuit," said Dr Karan Madan, Additional Spokesperson, AIIMS.
The project over a period of several years will facilitate replacement of air conditioning chiller plants by Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology based chillers. As part of the project, around 32,000 CFL light fittings will be replaced by LED based fixtures and set up of solar generating panels of 670 KW capacities among other plans. Apart from that, the hospital is also looking forward to making its infrastructure efficient.
The project has been taken on cost sharing basis where 78 per cent of the total cost will be shared by NEDO and 22 per cent will be borne by AIIMS. The total cost of the project is Rs 110 crore.
"Up to March 2020, which is the initial demonstration period, the outcomes will be assessed and the successful strategies may be adopted by hospitals across the country," added the spokesperson.
The project is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
signed between Ministries of Finance and Health & Family Welfare, AIIMS and NEDO. The MoU was signed in March last year.