KL University receives prestigious ‘National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2022’ from CII


Hyderabad : KL Deemed to be University, one of the leading universities in the country for graduation and higher education, has announced that it has been honored with National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2022,”by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).KL Deemed-to-be University towers as the only educational institute in India to receive this honor. The award was bestowed to the institute for its outstanding strides in optimizing energy use through the KL campuses. The University was awarded for Energy Efficient Unit under the building sector category.

The framework for the award covered various parameters that included energy conservation best practices, reduction in carbon emissions, use of renewable sources towards self-sustainability, and the implementation of innovative solutions towards this purpose.  457 companies have participated in 15 sectors for the prestigious recognition, KL Deemed to be University was recognized for its innovative projects aimed at conservation.

KL Deemed to be University emerged exemplary after meticulous evaluation and in model recognition of its initiatives towards energy conservation. Some of these initiatives include the replacement of conventional lights with LED lighting, replacement of conventional ceiling fans with energy efficient BLDC fans, establishment of 300+ daylight sensors and motion sensors, roof top solar power plant among many others.

On receiving the prestigious recognition, Dr. G. Pardha Saradhi Varma, Vice Chancellor, KL Deemed-to-be University said, “We take immense pride in our strides towards effectual energy management at KL deemed-to-be University. Across our campuses in the 2 states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, we are committed to the use of sustainable sourced energy to promote a culture of conservation. The importance of energy conservation is further amplified today, as we recognize the colossal implications on climate change and pollution attributed to energy production and consumption. As we tread on the brink of depleting our fossil fuels, it is crucial for every individual, corporate and educational entity to pledge their support to conservation and energy minimalism.

Among the dignitaries who graced the year’s CII Energy Efficiency Summit 2022 included, H.E. Freddy Svane, Ambassador at the Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi, Mr. Rakesh K Rai, Secretary, BEE, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. Mr. K S Venkatagiri, Executive Director – IGBC and CII, and Mr. P V Kiran Anath, Deputy Executive Director, CII.

The award was received by Dr. V Rajesh, Dean P&D and Mr. Seshi Reddy Daka, Associate Dean Energy Management of KL Deemed to be University at the award ceremony of the Annual Energy Efficiency Summit 2022 held in New Delhi.