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Scheme for Star Rating for BPO Buildings
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Energy Assessment Guide for Commercial Buildings
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Energy Management in
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Energy Management in
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Energy Management in
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Role of ECBC User Guide in Implementation of ECBC - Dr. Satish Kumar - NATIONAL Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) AWARENESS PROGRAMMEs at New Delhi on 10th July 2009

7 NATIONAL Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) AWARENESS PROGRAMMEs
Seven NATIONAL Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) AWARENESS PROGRAMMEs held at Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata & New Delhi (16thJune - 10thJuly 2009) - Click Here

BEE Foundation Day - New Delhi, 4 March 2009
Release of Best Practices Guide - Energy Efficiency in Hospitals
Best Practices Guide - Energy Efficiency in Hospitals
Energy Simulation Tip Sheet
ECBC Building Envelope Tip Sheet
ECBC Lighting Design Tip Sheet
Glazing Design and Selection Guide
Lighting Design Guide
Cool Roof Technology Guide

NATIONAL Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) AWARENESS PROGRAMME

Participation to this workshop is free.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India
is organizing a full day workshop under
NATIONAL Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)
To spread awareness among
architects, builders/developers and Facade consultants
10th July 2009
Hotel Ramada Plaza, 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi
Participation to this workshop is free.
Please confirm your participation on following e-mail addresses:
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Registration Form ; Fax: 011- 26178352 ; Agenda ; Draft ECBC code -
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Presentations on Buildings

List of ECBC Expert Architects - 3 March 2009

National Launch of Scheme for Star Labeling for Office Buildings
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The Union Power Minister, Shri Sushilkumar Shinde lighting the lamp at the launch of the Bachat Lamp Yojna, the programme for Star Rating of Buildings and the website of the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP), in New Delhi on February 25, 2009.
Sushilkumar Shinde launches Star Rating programme for office buldings to accelerate Energy Efficiency - Union Minister of Power, Shri. Sushilkumar Shinde today launched a Star Rating Programme for office buildings in order to accelerate the Energy Efficiency activities in the commercial buildings. The programme developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, BEE is based on actual performance of the building, in terms of specific energy usage (in kWh/sq m/year). Following are the highlights:
• This Programme would rate office buildings on a 1-5 star scale, with 5-Star labeled buildings being the most energy efficient.
• Initially, the programme targets the following 3 climatic zones for air-conditioned and non- air-conditioned office buildings:
i. Warm and Humid
ii. Composite
iii. Hot and Dry
It will be subsequently extended to other climatic zones and building types.
• Energy Performance Index (EPI) in kWh / sq m/ year will be considered for rating the building. Bandwidths for Energy Performance Index for different climatic zones have been developed based on percentage air-conditioned space. For example a building in a composite climatic zone like New Delhi and having air conditioned area greater than 50% of their built up area, the bandwidths of EPI range between 190-90 kWh/sq m/year. Thus a building would get a 5-Star rating if its EPI falls below 90kWh/sq m/year and 1 Star if it is between 165-190 90kWh/sq m/year.
• Similarly the same building in a warm and humid climatic zone like Chennai, the bandwidths of EPI range between 200-100 kWh/sq m/year and therefore it would get a 5-Star rating if its EPI is below 100 kWh/sq m/year and 1 Star if it is between 200-175 kWh/sq m/year.
• Buildings having air conditioned area less than 50% of their built up area,in a in a composite climatic zone the bandwidths of EPI range between 80-40 kWh/sq m/year. Similarly the same building in a warm and humid climatic zone like Chennai, the bandwidths of EPI range between 85-45 kWh/sq m/year.
• The Star rating Programme would provide public recognition to energy efficient buildings, and create a “demand side” pull for such buildings. Those buildings having a connected load of 500 kW and above would be considered for BEE star rating scheme.
• EPI shall be kWh/sq.m/year in terms of purchased & generated electricity divided by built up area in sq.m. However the total electricity would not include electricity generated from on-site renewable sources such as solar photovoltaic etc.
The Bureau over the past 2 years, launched the Energy Conservation Building Code(ECBC) with the goal of specifying standards for new, large, efficient commercial buildings, as well as initiated a nationwide programme to upgrade the energy efficiency of existing government buildings through retrofitting, carried out by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in a performance Contracting mode... PIB (26 February 2009)

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Launch of Report on "Situation Analysis of Commercial Buildings in India"
on 24 November 2008 at New Delhi
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Mr. Sanjay Seth, Energy Economist (Tel. Direct) 011-26179658
Bureau of Energy Efficiency

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Sale of ECBC 2007 Manual
Bureau of Energy Efficiency has prepared the ECBC 2007 Manual, which are available for sale. Postal charges @ Rs. 25 per Manual will be extra. For obtaining copies of these Manual, please send a Crossed Bank Draft of requisite amount (after including postal charges of Rs. 25/- Manual) drawn in favour of Bureau of Energy Efficiency and payable at New Delhi at the following address:


Manual Name
(Exclusive of Postal charges)
Energy Conservation Building Code 2007
Rs. 200

Mr. Sanjay Seth, Energy Economist - (Tel. Direct ) 011 - 26179658
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
4th Floor, SEWA Bhawan , R. K.Puram
New Delhi - 110 066
Tel:  +91-11-26179699 ; Fax: +91-11-26178352

ECBC - Products
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- Xenos has tied-up with with Bekaert Specialty Films, a world leader in this product, which owns the brand names “Solar Gard” and “Armorcoat”. BSF manufactures the product in USA and uses optical quality polyester, high-grade ultra violet inhibitors and special laminating and mounting adhesives. BSF is a through professional window film manufacturer who can afford to give warranty upto 10 years against adhesive failure, bubbling, cracking, crazing, delaminating, demetallization, peeling or any other failures due to manufacturing defect. A range of products with different colour shades, solar heat reduction, visible light transmission and UV reduction are available for your choice. Details ; Website ,

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ECBC Launch- 27th May 2007
BEE Press release - doc format, pdf format
AAJ Varanasi 28 May 2007 - Hindi [1.3 Mb, pdf format]

- 28 May 2007, HT/New Delhi - Page 25 - Business and the World
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The Union Power Minister, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde launching the ‘Energy conservation codes for commercial buildings’, in New Delhi on May 27, 2007. Photo no.CNR - 16796 (Ref. Website :

The Government Introduces Energy Conservation Codes for Commercial Buildings The Government has introduced Energy Conservation Codes for commercial buildings.

Initially, implementation of the codes will be voluntary but will be made mandatory soon under the Energy Conservation Act 2001 for the buildings having connected load of 500 kw or more. The implementation of the codes will reduce energy consumption from 25% to 40% and will yield annual saving of about 1.7 billion units.

The codes sets a minimum efficiency standards for external wall, roof, glass structure, lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning of the commercial buildings in all the five climatic zones in the country. The State Government will have the flexibility to amend these codes to suit local or regional needs and notify them accordingly.

Launching the codes here today, Minister for Power, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the codes aimed at bringing down the energy consumption of the commercial buildings through the efficient design and use of resources. Highlighting the Government’s efforts to increase power production in the country, Shri Shinde said that the plans had been made for capacity addition of about 70 thousand MW during the 11th Plan and by 2012 the country would be self sufficient to the great extent in the power sector. He said that efficient use of energy and check the leakages in energy consumption is must as by conserving only 20% of energy the country would save about Rs. 20,000 crore. The Minister said that very soon the Government would put in place appropriate institutional structure to oversee implementation of the codes throughout the country with involvement of states and other stakeholders. Effective awareness and outreach programme would be launched to overcome strong first cost bias that usually needs owners to under-invest in energy efficiency during building design and construction. The State Governments would be requested to integrate the energy codes in city bylaws through municipalitie, he added. - Download
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