The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched in May 2007 ( with the latest version being of 2017 ) 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.
Over time, with our growing technological skills, these buildings have also been increasingly designed and operated to place exorbitant demands on natural resources, such as land, water, and energy, to mention a few. Today, buildings have evolved into a diverse array of typologies designed to meet the highly specific requirements of the people who live and work in them.
Therefore, incorporation of sustainable practices in building design and operation is no longer a choice but a necessity for a sustainable future.
Energy audits involve gathering system information, measuring energy use, developing conservation strategies, choosing the most cost-effective plan, implementing changes, and verifying results. Also, a proactive facility continues improving energy efficiency by repeating this process at regular intervals.