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  Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India, launched Energy Conservation Building Code, 2007  
  The Central Government and State Government can now direct the designated consumers (as listed in the Energy Conservation Act) to comply with the provisions of ECBC for efficient use of energy and its conservation.

Following is the list of Energy Intensive Industries and other establishments specified as designated consumers under the ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT, 2001 (No 52 OF 2001) dated 29 September, 2001 Download (English)- (1) Aluminium (2) Fertilizers (3) Iron and Steel (4) Cement (5) Pulp and Paper (6) Chlor Alkali (7) Sugar (8) Textile (9) Chemicals (10) Railways (11) Port Trust (12) Transport Sector (industries and services) (13) Petrochemicals, Gas Crackers, Naptha Crackers and Petroleum Refineries (14) Thermal Power Stations, Hydel Power Stations, Electricity Transmission and Distribution companies; (15) Commercial Buildings or Establishments;

The code is mandatory for commercial buildings or building complexes that have a connected load of 500 kW or greater or a contract demand of 600 kVA or greater. The code is also applicable to all buildings with a conditioned floor area of 1,000 m2 (10,000 square feet) or greater. The code is recommended for all other buildings. The provisions of this code apply to: (a) Building envelopes, except for unconditioned storage spaces or warehouses, (b) Mechanical systems and equipment, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, (c) Service hot water heating, (d) Interior and exterior lighting, and (e) Electrical power and motors. The provisions of this code do not apply to: (a) Buildings that do not use either electricity or fossil fuel, (b) Equipment and portions of building systems that use energy primarily for manufacturing processes, and (c) Multi-family buildings of three or fewer stories above grade, and single-family buildings.

The State Government may, by notification, in consultation with the Bureau amend the energy conservation building codes to suit the regional and local climatic conditions and may, by rules made by it, specify and notify energy conservation building codes with respect to use of energy in the buildings. For more details refer to www.bee-india.nic.in
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