Bureau Of Energy Efficiency And CPWD Sign MoU On Promoting Energy Efficiency In Buildings
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) kick-starting cooperation in building energy efficiency.
According to the MoU, BEE and CPWD will cooperate on promoting designs and construction of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) compliant new buildings, star rating of CPWD managed buildings across the country with no registration or renewal fee, awareness on energy efficiency in the building sector and support for capacity building of CPWD officials in ECBC.
The MoU will remain in force for five years unless rescinded by either party. This association of BEE, a statutory body under Ministry of Power which is mandated to implement policy and programmes in energy efficiency and conservation with CPWD, a premier construction agency of Govt. of India would establish new benchmarks for energy efficient buildings in the country and will support Government of India’s vision for achieving energy security, economic growth and environmental sustainability.
The memorandum was signed by Shri Abhay Bakre, Director General, BEE and Shri Prabhakar Singh, Director General, CPWD in the presence of Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary (Power), Government of India and other senior officials of Ministry of Power, BEE and CPWD.
Recently, ECO Niwas Samhita 2018 an Energy Conservation Building Code for residential buildings, to push for energy efficiency in the residential sector was launched on December 14, 2018. The code aims for promoting design and construction of homes including apartments and townships to give benefits of energy efficiency to the occupants. During 2017, the Govt. of India had launched the updated version of ECBC-2017 for commercial buildings.