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State Designated Agencies (SDAs) have been notified by the State Governments under section 15 (d) of the EC Act, 2001 by assigning additional responsibilities to the existing departments. 33 SDAs have been notified under EC Act. In addition to this, Jammu & Kashmir has enacted legislation in line with EC Act and established an agency. Out of 34 SDAs, 15 are Renewable Energy Development Agencies, 9 are Power Department of State Governments, 6 are Electrical Inspectorate offices, 3 are Distribution Companies and 1 is "stand-alone" SDA. The major roles and responsibilities of SDAs are to coordinate, regulate and enforce the various...
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The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched in May 2007 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power. Its main objective is to establish minimum requirements for energy efficient design and construction of buildings. Recognizing the energy and cost savings of efficient buildings and to help address growing energy needs, the state of Uttar Pradesh is the process to notify ECBC code.
India’s two thirds of the total building stock that will exist in 2030 are yet to be built. New buildings possess a great challenge to meeting its increasing energy demand. ECBC sets minimum energy efficiency levels for commercial buildings, locking in energy savings for years to come, retaining occupant comfort, while combating climate change.
The ECBC is applicable to all buildings or building complexes that have a connected load of 100 kW or greater, or a contract demand of 120 kVA or greater, or having conditioned area of 500 m2 or more and used for commercial purposes. used for commercial purposes. It is applicable for both Government and private buildings. The code is not applicable to Equipment and portions of building systems that use energy primarily for manufacturing processes.
Irrespective of whether one opts for Whole Building Performance (WBP) method or Prescriptive method, the code compliance requires the building to fulfill a set of mandatory provisions. The mandatory requirements are described in CGECBC under sections 3.2.1, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2 and 7.2 of the CGECBC code.