The project is a part of an existing University Campus with a centralized PV system. The off-site PV system supplies certain demand of the project’s electrical load. Can this off-site PV system be considered for Criterion 18 (GRIHA Version 3)?
Whatever PV system the University is installing on the campus can be considered towards GRIHA compliance of the registered buildings, however, there should be no double counting. The PVs must overall produce sufficient energy for all buildings. Since this project is an extension of the existing facilities so this can be attempted at the campus level. A project specific discussion with GRIHA Council is usually done in unique cases to ensure proper course of action.