In a bid to further strengthen India’s energy conservation efforts, the Ministry of Power, on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day, launched ECO Niwas Samhita 2018, an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R).

The objective is to benefit the occupants and environment by promoting energy efficiency in design and construction of homes, apartments and townships, said Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK. Singh, on Friday.

“The building sector will have highest growth in energy demand in the coming 10-15 years. The Government is encouraging all building professionals including architects, builders to generate awareness towards energy conservation while constructing new residential homes,” he said.

The Code is expected to assist large number of architects and builders who are involved in design and construction of new residential complexes in different parts of the country. Implementation of this Code will have potential for energy savings to the tune of 125 billion units of electricity per year by 2030, which is equivalent to about 100 million tonnes of carbondioxide emission.