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The Energy Conservation

Building Code
ECBC-2007

WHY?
India accounts for 16% of global
population
Buildings account for 35% of total
final energy consumption in India
today, and building energy use is
growing at 8% annually
Installed Capacity in India
approx. 160,000 MW
Projected Capacity in 2030
800,000 MW
(600 MW capacity addition each week for
the next 20 years)

The Commercial building sector


includes office buildings, hotels,
hospitals, educational institutes,
retail malls, etc.

According to CEA(Central
Electricity Authority),
electricity consumption in
the commercial sector in
India at present accounts
for about 9% of the total
electricity consumption in
the country.
The electricity
consumption in this sector
has experienced an
average growth of 13.5%
over four years.
Energy Audit Studies have
revealed a savings
potential to the extent of
40% in end use such as

WHO?
The Energy Conservation Building
Code(ECBC), was launched byMinistry of
Power Government of India in May 2007, as a first
step towards promoting energy efficiency in the
building sector.
The ECBC was developed by an Expert Committee,
set up by IndiasBureau of Energy Efficiency.
The Ministry of Power is an Indian government
ministry. The current Union Minister of State is
Piyush Goyal,
BEE: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is an agency
of the Government of India, under the Ministry of
Power created in March 2002 under the provisions
of the nation's 2001 Energy Conservation Act.

HOW?
Development of ECBC
Broad Stakeholder participation : Building Industry,
Manufacturers, Professionals, Govt. Agencies etc.
ECBC committee of experts : An extensive data collection was
carried out for construction types and materials, glass types,
insulation materials, lighting and HVAC
Base case simulation models were developed :
ECOnirmanPrescriptive tool is a web-based conformance tool
that can be made available to users over the Internet with
minimal software requirements or building science expertise.
The stringency analysis was done through detailed energy and
life cycle cost analysis

WHAT?
ECBC sets minimum energy
standards for commercial
buildings having a connected
load of 100kW or contract
demand of 120 KVA and
above.
ECBC set minimum energy
efficiency standards for design
and construction
ECBC encourage energy
efficient design or retrofit of
buildings so that It does not
constrain the building
function, comfort, health,
or the productivity of the

HOW IT WORKS?
Recommended for all buildings with conditioned area >1000m2
Applies to New Construction only,
Building components included
1. Building Envelope (Walls, Roofs, Windows)
2. Lighting (Indoor and Outdoor)
3. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System
4. Service Water Heating and Pumping Electrical Systems (Power
Factor, Transformers)
Methods of Applying ECBC:
1. Prescriptive Method : Focused on One of the building component.
2. Whole Building Performance(WBP) : Whole Building analyses.

4.3 Prescriptive Requirements


For envelope component-based compliance approach, ECBC sets
requirements for:
Exterior roofs and ceilings
Cool roofs
Opaque walls
Vertical fenestration
Skylights

4.3.4 Vertical Fenestration


The ECBC limits the area of vertical fenestration, under the
prescriptive approach, to a maximum of 60% of the gross wall
area.
The ECBC addresses energy losses through fenestration by
specifying the following requirements: maximum U-factor (or
thermal transmittance) and maximum SHGC, for the following
window to wall ratio (WWR):
WWR up to 40% and
WWR in the range of more then 40% and up to 60%
Vertical fenestration should meet the requirements for
WWR40%
40% <WWR60%
maximum area weighted U-factor and maximum area weighted
Climate
Maximum U-factor
Maximum SHGC
Maximum SHGC
SHGC.
Composite

3.30

0.25

0.20

Hot and Dry

3.30

0.25

0.20

Warm and Humid

3.30

0.25

0.20

Moderate

6.90

0.40

0.30

Cold

3.30

0.51

0.51

HOW MUCH?
Six years after ECBCs enactment, only two states and
one territory out of 35 Indian states and union territories
formally adopted ECBC and six additional states are in the
legislative process of approving ECBC (BEE, 2013).
S.No. StatusofActivities

NameofStates/UTs

Notification Issued

Rajasthan,
Karnataka,
Puducherry

Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat,


Amended ECBC to suit their local and
Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra and
regional climatic condition
West Bengal

In process of amendment

Odisha,
Uttrakhand,
Andhra Pradesh and

Punjab,
UT of

Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram,


Jharkhand, Goa and Madhya Pradesh

BEE

Star Labelled Appliances


The Bureau initiated the Standards&Labeling
programmeforequipmentandappliancesin
2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice
about the energy saving and thereby the cost
saving potential of the relevant marketed product.
The scheme is invoked for 21
equipment/appliances, i.e. Room Air Conditioners,
Tubular Fluorescent Tube Lights, Frost Free
Refrigerators, Distribution Transformers, Induction
Motors, Direct Cool Refrigerator, electric storage
type geyser, Ceiling fans, Color TVs, Agricultural
pump sets, LPG stoves, Washing machine,
Laptops, ballast, floor standing ACs, office
automation products, Diesel Generating sets &
Diesel pumpsets.
Of which the first 4 products have been notified
under mandatory labeling from 7th January, 2010.

WHAT ELSE?