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Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE) has took up various policy and regulatory initiatives to enhance energy efficiency of building sector namely ECBC, support for energy assessment & retrofitting process and voluntary star rating programme for commercial buildings. BEE proposed ambitious targets for the 12th plan period, i.e. 75% of all new starts of commercial buildings are ECBC compliant by the end of the 12th plan period and 20% of the existing commercial buildings reduce their energy consumption through retrofits.

New Construction :

The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was developed by the Govt. of India for new commercial buildings on 27th May 2007.  ECBC sets minimum energy standards for commercial buildings having a connected load of 100kW or contract demand of 120 KVA and above. While the Central Government has powers under the EC Act 2001, the state governments have the flexibility to modify the code to suit local or regional needs and notify them. Presently, the code is in voluntary phase of implementation. About 22 states are at various stages of mandating ECBC, wherein most of building construction activities are happening across the country.To support implementation of ECBC in the built environment, several enabling measures were taken up during 11th Plan period. These included ...... Read More

 

Existing Building :

The scope for energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings is immense. Energy Audit Studies have revealed a savings potential to the extent of 40% in end use such as lighting, cooling, ventilation, refrigeration etc. In order to address this institutional barrier, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has taken up the task of institutionalizing energy efficiency services, and of promoting energy efficiency delivery mechanisms, such as the development of a market for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), which address the risks perceived by building owners....... Read More