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, funded by Global Environment Facility, 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
2015 US$ 820,160.56
2014 US$ 837,287
2013 US$ 390,000
2012 US$ 126,032
2011 US$ 3,204
2010 N/A


Implementing Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A compendium of Experiences from Across the World

Implementing Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A compendium of Experiences from Across the World
In India, the building industry – commercial and residential - accounts for almost 34 percent of the country’s total energy consumption, making it one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. The compendium on implementing energy efficiency in buildings studies the challenges in the implementation of building energy codes; policy regulation and its impact and international best practices.  

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