Energy Conservation Building Code 2017

  • Released by Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines
  • It prescribes new energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India.
  • The code provides present as well as futuristic advancements in building technology to cut down building energy consumption and promote low-carbon growth.
  • The code sets clear criteria for builders, designers and architects to integrate renewable energy sources in building design through the inclusion of passive design strategies.
  • ECBC 2017 aims to optimise energy savings with the comfort levels for occupants. The code aims to achieve energy neutrality in commercial buildings.
  • To be ECBC-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 like ECBC Plus or Super ECBC status respectively
Note: Use it in your answers related to Energy efficiency, Urbanisation, Pollution etc.

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