Energy Efficiency Improvements in Commercial Buildings
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
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
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.
In the News
- Study to Draw Roadmap for Energy Saving
[Date: 13 June 2014, Source: The New Indian Express]