Delhi Metro becomes world’s first rail system to be awarded for energy efficiency



For its energy efficient measures, the Delhi Metro has become the first rail system in the world to be awarded the Gold Standard foundation — a globally accepted certification standard for carbon mitigation projects, a statement said Sunday.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) registered for the certification as the energy efficiency measures undertaken in 51 of its stations in phase II qualified under the criterion verified by the auditors.

“The energy efficiency measures have been undertaken primarily in the heating, venting and air conditioning systems, lighting system and other energy efficient measures of station buildings,” said DMRC statement.

“All these steps lead to tremendous amount of energy savings and is more efficient than phase I and thus results in reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by at least 25 percent,” it added. More info