Govt plans to notify ECB Code by end of January 2013
As part of stringent initiatives taken up by the Andhra Pradesh Government, State Energy Conservation Mission (SECM) is making efforts to prevent wastage of precious energy and plans to notify Energy Conservation Building (ECB) Code by end of January, 2013.
The main objective of SECM is to make ECB Code mandatory mainly in the areas of lighting, heating, pumping,) recycling of water, rain water harvesting in all large buildings such as shopping malls, multiplexes, sky scraper commercial and residential buildings which are having load more than 100 Kilowatts to use energy efficiency equipment such as star rated equipment and to adopt energy conservation norms to realise the huge energy savings.
Reviewing the energy conservation and energy efficiency initiatives in the Municipal areas and urban buildings, Andhra Pradesh MA and UD Principal Secretary and Chairman of the subgroup on ECB Code, Busi Sam Bob stated that the subgroup is contemplating to propose the guidelines suggesting proper standards and norms for energy efficient equipment and other measures for minimizing the energy consumption to the optimum level in large buildings, particularly in multi-storied buildings from planning and designing stages.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary and Chairperson of SECM Ms Minnie Mathew has directed the Subgroup to submit to evolve an independent monitoring system to ensure strict compliance of ECB code with third party certification and to suggest a suitable incentive scheme to encourage energy efficiency, the release added.