BHOPAL – May 2, 2013 – The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building is the winner of EDC’s Excellence in Design Award for the Commercial New Construction category, for the year 2013. The Excellence in Design (EID) Awards was instituted by Environmental Design + Construction (EDC), considered to be the official magazine for the LEED professional. It recognizes and awards buildings that demonstrate a clear commitment to unique sustainable design and innovative strategies.
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, EDC provides education for designing, constructing, remodeling, operating and maintaining the sustainable built environment as the official magazine for the LEED professional. EDC has been the premier source for integrated high-performance building since 1997. EDC continues to be the foremost and only monthly magazine in the green building industry.
The EID Awards categories under consideration were: Commercial, Institutional, Government, Residential, and Educational, each split into two groups – New Construction and Renovation. Presenting the winners of the 2013 edition of the EID Awards, Associate Editor, Cristina Toscano said, “The technology seen at the SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building helps create proof points for feasible and demonstrable application of appropriate technologies which create sustainable energy sources and combat environmental degradation”. For further details about the awards, please visit bit.ly/ZDmrfm .
The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy building is significant for the energy conservation principles adopted, the integrated renewable energy generation and storage solutions deployed, and for its being a replicable and scalable model that could find application in industries like telecommunications, hospitality, manufacturing, and commercial and residential buildings. This democratizes access to reliable and ‘clean’ energy, helps preserve earth’s environment, and is a viable energy model for both developing and developed economies.
About SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd.
SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd. offers turnkey solar photovoltaic energy solutions for off-grid applications, and utility-scale grid-tied solar parks under the Government of India’s Renewable Energy Certificate scheme. SunCarrier Omega’s solar solutions incorporate one of the world's largest sun-tracking systems, the SunCarrier series, and large capacity vanadium redox flow energy storage and management system, the Cellcube series, and the WindCarrier wind turbine. SunCarrier Omega is a joint venture partner of GILDEMEISTER Energy Solutions, of the Gildemeister Group of Germany. Winner of the Intersolar AWARD 2012, it commissioned India’s first commercial Net-Zero Energy Building, for which it was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED Platinum rating. For further information, please visit www.suncarrieromega.com.
SunCarrier is the registered trademark of a+f GmbH, Cellcube+, and WindCarrier are the registered trademark of Cellstrom GmbH.