Implementation of this Code expected to save 125 Billion Units of
electricity per year by 2030, which is equivalent to 100 million ton of
CO2 emission 26 industrial units get National Energy Conservation Awards
for excellent performance in energy efficiency; 19 school children win
National Painting Competition prizes
Giving a further fillip to
India’s energy conservation efforts, Ministry of Power has launched the
ECO Niwas Samhita 2018,an Energy Conservation Building Code for
Residential Buildings (ECBC-R).TheCode was launched on the occasion of
National Energy ConservationDay 2018 in the presence of Chief Guest Smt.
Sumitra Mahajan, Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha and Shri R.K. Singh,
Minister of State (IC) for Power and New &Renewable Energy here,
The implementation of this Codeis willgive a fillip to
energy efficiency in residential sector. It aimstobenefit the occupants
and the environment by promotingenergy efficiency in design and
construction of homes, apartments and townships. This Code has been
prepared after extensive consultations with all stakeholders, consisting
of architects & experts including building material suppliers and
developers. The parameters listed in the Code have been developed based
on large number of parameters using climate and energy related data.
Initially, Part-I of the Codehas been launched which prescribesminimum
standards for building envelope designswith the purpose of designing
energy efficient residential buildings. The Code is expected to assist
large number of architects and builders who are involved in design and
construction of new residential complexes in different parts of the
country. Implementation of this Code will have potential for energy
savings to the tune of 125 Billion Units of electricity per year by
2030, which is equivalent to about 100 million ton of Co2 emission.
for commercial buildings was already in place and revised and updated
version of ECBC for commercial buildings was launchedin June 2017. It is
estimated that energy demand in the building sector will rise from
around 350 billion units in 2018 to approximately 1000 billion units by
While launching this ECBC-R, Shri R.K.Singh stated that
building sector will have highest growth in energy demand in coming
10-15 years. Government is encouraging all building professionals
including architects, builders to generate awareness towards energy
conservation while constructing new residential homes.
National Energy Conservation Awards:
Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on 14th December by
Ministry of Power in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency. In
order to recognise the efforts of industry and other establishments
towards promoting energy efficiency, on this Day, Ministry of Power
organizes National Energy Conservation Awards event every year.On this
occasion 26 industrial units from various sectors were given awardsfor
their excellent performance in energy efficiency.Altogether 333 units
and establishments across the country participated in this year’s
National Awards Programme and a total saving of 3917 Million units have
been reported which is worth Rs.2000 crores.
Further, in order to
raise the awareness about energy efficiency and energy conservation, the
Ministry of Power also organises National Painting Competition. The
prize distribution for the winners of this competitionis also organised
on this Day. This year, awards for winners for the National Painting
Competition have been given to 19 school children. In this Painting
Competition approximately 90 lakhs school children from class IV to IX
participated from all the States. The final competition was held in
Delhi on 12th December 2018.
On this occasion, the Chief Guest Smt.
Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker stated that sustainable development
and resource conservation are practised by India for many thousand
years. Conservation of energy and use of clean energy resources are the
priority area for Government as well as the people of our country.
the sidelines of NECA function, an exhibition depicting India’s journey
on the path of energy efficiency and energy conservation, highlighting
various initiatives and their current progress towards contribution to
country’s energysecurity, was also organised.
BEE is a
statutory body under Ministry of Power which is mandated to implement
policy and programmes in the area of energy efficiency and conservation.
The objective of such initiativesis to reduce energy intensity in our
country by optimizing energy demand and reduce emissions of greenhouse
gases (GHG) which are responsible for global warming and climate change.
India has committed to reduction of 33-35% GHG emission by 2030 as
part of the document submitted to UNFCCC.