The Energy Conservation Building Code Rules, 2018

Feb 19, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Ministry of Power vide notification dated February 13, 2018 has notified the Energy Conservation Building Code Rules, 2018.

The salient features of these Rules are:-

·         The code provides parameters for builders, designers and architects by integrating renewable energy sources in building design by incorporating passive design strategies.

·         The code provides present as well as futuristic advancements in building technology to cut down building energy consumption and promote low-carbon growth.

·         It aims to optimise energy savings with the comfort levels for occupants. The code aims to achieve energy neutrality in commercial buildings.

·         The new code takes into account market changes, and energy demand scenario of the country. The code has been set in such a way that it will set a benchmark for Indian buildings to achieve higher grades.

·         To be Energy Conservation Building Code compliant, the new buildings should be able to demonstrate minimum energy savings of 25%. Energy savings of 35% and 50% will enable the buildings to achieve higher grades.

[G.S.R. 168(E)]



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