Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Energy Conservation Building Code, 2017 which was developed by MoP and BEE. The code aims to optimize energy savings while keeping in mind the comfort levels of the occupants. It also aims to reduce building’s energy consumption and promote low carbon growth.
It has been estimated that by integrating the energy code, there will be a reduction in energy of 50% and 30 BUs by 2030. Following are the salient features of the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017:
– Developed by BEE with technical support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S.-India bilateral Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment Technical Assistance (PACE-D TA) Program.
– Anticipated reduction in energy consumption of 50% by 2030.
– Equivalent to 300 Billion Units by 2030, peak demand reduction of over 15 GW in a year, savings of Rs 35,000 crore and 250 million tonnes of CO2 reduction
– Minimum 25% energy savings to be demonstrated by new buildings to become energy compliant. Additional improvements of 35% and 50% would lead to higher grades like ECBC Plus or Super ECBC.
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