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What are Energy Performance Certificates or EPC

By on August 27, 2015
What are Energy Performance Certificates or EPC
Labels on products that provide information on their energy consumption is an extremely popular method to help consumers take decisions. In India, the five star labelling scheme is used primarily for the electrical appliances to provide information on electricity use (link). Interestingly, in most of the western countries, the concept of labelling is also applied on automobiles and even houses. What is Energy performance certificate

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What is an EPC or Energy performance contract in India

By on August 27, 2015
What is an EPC or Energy performance contract in India
If you are a customer who wishes to implement energy efficiency or renewable energy project but do not have in-house capacity or do not wish to take all the risk associated with the savings from such project, energy performance contracting is a useful tool. What is EPC? Energy Performance contracting is a service in which a customer can get a set energy efficiency projects implemented

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BEE star rating includes Indian Standards

By on August 25, 2015
BEE star rating includes Indian Standards
One of the common misconceptions that we hear of when we talk about BEE star rating is that BEE standards do not include Indian Standards. Many people believe that BEE has set its own standards and they are separate from IS or Indian Standards. But fortunately that is not true. Most appliances for which there is a standard set by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), BEE adopts these standards and additional specifications have been defined to set new BEE standards. In

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T5 fluorescent tube light fittings – options available in the market

By on April 26, 2018
T5 fluorescent tube light fittings – options available in the market
We at Bijli Bachao are big proponents of T5 fluorescent tubelights. Of all the lighting options that are available in the market currently, T5 tubes provide the best “bang for the buck” or value for money. Their output (brightness) per watts is much more than that of CFLs and they are quite cheap as compared to LED luminaires. On top of that they have decent life. Because of all these benefits, we have always been recommending using T5 tube lights to everyone.

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Operating Cost a big component as compared to Buying Cost of appliances

By on August 17, 2018
Operating Cost a big component as compared to Buying Cost of appliances
Knowing what will happen in their lives in future is something that interests a lot of people. A lot of us are very excited to know about future and plan things accordingly. People feel satisfied if they have taken sufficient care of whatever will happen in future. What if you know about the approximate cost you will spend on electricity before buying any appliance? Will that change the buying decision? We are sure it will. How will that get impacted if we tell you

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It is important to make right buying decision to save electricity

By on August 26, 2015
It is important to make right buying decision to save electricity
Technology is changing the face of the world. It is changing the way we do things and it simplifies our practical problems. In this age of technological improvements the number of gadgets that are available in market are increasing at a very fast pace. Owning a new gadget adds to the happiness quotient of many. Buying the latest technology or the biggest models makes many feel proud. But when the same increases the electricity bills, then there is a lot of heartburn.

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Split or Window which air conditioner should you buy?

By on May 7, 2019
Split or Window which air conditioner should you buy?
Should I buy a split air conditioner or a window air conditioner? This is a question that many air conditioner buyers thinks of, before making a purchase. And we keep getting this question quite regularly at Bijli Bachao. It is not just about split or window, but about a whole lot of things that should be considered while buying an air conditioner.  Air Conditioner is an appliance that can significantly blow up your electricity bills and utmost care should be taken

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Understand Green Buildings and How it can be implemented

By on April 22, 2016
Understand Green Buildings and How it can be implemented
Green is the most fashionable color these days. Everyone wants to go green. Just that some people wonder how to do that. So we thought of writing articles on going green and we start with green buildings. The concept of green buildings, in simple words is reduced footprint on environment during the whole lifecycle of building and its use. A building’s lifecycle is from construction to stay period (operation) to demolition. Maintenance and renovation activities are

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Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling

By on December 20, 2019
Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling
Most places in North India experience extreme climates during summers and winters. Summers are extremely hot and winters are extreme cold. This makes it important to have both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It’s a common knowledge that air conditioners consume a lot of electricity and cause increase in electricity bills. But in northern India electricity bills due to heating in winters can be as high as that for cooling and in fact can be more. A recent

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Multi Split and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems can help save electricity in offices

By on April 22, 2016
Multi Split and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems can help save electricity in offices
Most offices or commercial spaces in the country these days have central air conditioning, with ducts and vents running across the office, taking cold air to all parts. Such systems make sure that every corner of the office is uniformly cool. But during our recent visit to an office, we observed that a lot of cool air is being wasted in cooling areas that do not require cooling. Some of those areas were unoccupied spaces and some were plain store and inventory rooms.

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