Centre lays out codes for energy conservation
May 28, 2007 (Indian Financial Express via Yahoo News India)
Indian Power Minisiter Sushilkumar Shinde, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE); Ministry of Urban Development; Centre for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, IIT Kanpur,
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The Indian government has initiated an Energy Conservation Building Code which prescribes non-residential building energy efficiency design and construction standards.
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- Standards, applicable to buildings consuming over 500 kilowatts, presently voluntary but will become mandatory; expected to reduce energy consumption 25-40% (1.7 billion units of power) and save Rs 80,000 crore.
- Specifications for: lighting systems, building envelopes, optimisation of lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning; requirements for insulation, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), etc.; ITT studies may optimize accommodation to climate and sun path.
- Required: Centralized solar water heating systems for 20% building capacity and auto lighting systems w/auto on-off devices
- Indian government ministries will facilitate availability of efficiency materials and equipment, monitor implementation and audit.
“State-owned power plant equipment maker, Bhel, claimed on Sunday [May 27] that it was able to achieve 80 per cent of the target set for it by the government…”