West Bengal Energy Conservation Building Code 2020

Feb 24, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The West Bengal Department of Power on January 13, 2020, notifies the West Bengal Energy Conservation Building Code, 2020 for efficient use of energy and its conservation in buildings or building complexes. The Code is applicable to buildings or building complexes that have a connected load of 100 kW or greater or a contract demand of 120kVA or greater and are intended to be used for commercial purposes, whereas, it is not applicable for buildings having existing ground level at an elevation of 1200 meters above sea level or higher.

The provisions of this Code apply to:

a) Building envelope

b) Mechanical systems and equipment, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning, service hot water heating,

c) Interior and exterior lighting, and

d) Electrical power and motors and renewable energy systems

The provisions of the Code shall not apply to plug loads and equipment and parts of building that use energy for manufacturing processes.


The Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 and National Building Code 2016 are the reference documents or standards for lighting levels, HVAC, comfort levels, natural ventilation and any other building materials and system design criteria addressed in this Code. This Code gives classification for hospitals, hotels or resorts, assembly, business building, schools or universities or training institutes, shopping complex, mixed-use building.

This Code stands mandatory from January 13, 2020.

[Notification No. 07-PO/O/C-III/4M-14/2016(Part-I)]


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