Energy Efficiency Improvements in Commercial Buildings

What is the Project About

What is the Project About

The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, aims to reduce energy consumed by large commercial buildings by integrating appropriate design interventions such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in buildings.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far

Better understanding of challenges faced in enabling energy consumption improvements in commercial buildings through inception workshop aimed at beginning the implementation phase of the project.

  • Draft rules developed to support enforcement of ECBC in states

  • Established an institutional framework for supporting training & capacity  building of key stakeholders in states

  • Developed the process for establishing  benchmarks for different categories of  commercial buildings in various climatic zones

  • Developed state-wise roadmaps for enhanced regulatory framework and  to identify new fiscal incentives

  • Supported five demonstration projects for ECBC compliance

  • Market assessment of energy efficient material conducted

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 5,200,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2013 US$ 390,000
2012 US$ 126,032
2011 US$ 3,204
2010 N/A

In the News


Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
October 2010
Estimated End Date:
March 2015
Geographic Coverage:
National-Level
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Sunil Arora
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India
Highlights
  • Electricity consumption by large commercial buildings accounts for 7% of total electricity consumed in India
  • Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) proposed in 2007 is currently not mandatory due to a number of challenges
  • In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the project aims to achieve energy efficiency in commercial buildings
  • Project interventions have resulted in setting up of an institutional framework for supporting training & capacity building of key stakeholders in states
  • Draft rules have been developed as part of the project to support enforcement of ECBC in states
  • An institutional framework for supporting training & capacity  building of key stakeholders in states has been established
  • Process for establishing  benchmarks for different categories of commercial buildings in various climatic zones has been established
  • Five demonstration projects have been supported

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