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Make green building code mandatory

For effective implementation of the revised Energy Conservation Building Code, the government needs to review municipalities and their capacities, and identify cities with growing construction activity

A new version of India’s building code for energy efficiency has been launched. Besides increasing the efficiency norms, the code has new features such as mandatory use of renewable energy…Read More

A chance to make efficient buildings

Using energy efficiently in residential and commercial buildings is crucial to India’s climate change mitigation strategy and global climate commitments

Buildings in India are silent power guzzlers. Residential and commercial buildings consumed 32% of the country’s total electricity in 2016, official data show. As our cities grow, demand for energy in buildings is sure to surge…Read More