By 2030, almost 590 million people will be living in Indian cities, which is twice the size of the population of United States today. Migration to cities due to employment opportunities or better amenities has taken a toll on the existing infrastructure in cities, which are not designed to accommodate the large influx of people.
More than 22% of the energy consumption in India is domestic and around 33% by commercial buildings. Although there is a sharp increase in adaptation of resource efficient building planning and construction in the building sector, buildings that are already constructed and are at the operation stage, are a cause for concern. The rate of new infrastructure development is currently 5% every year, which means that there is an enormous number of buildings in India which are not properly planned for resource-efficient building operation and management.