With skyrocketing energy demand, limited energy supply, rapid urbanization and increasing pollution levels, India critically needs energy solutions. Energy efficiency is an immediate solution, locking in energy savings in India’s growing cities. To reap energy savings, Hyderabad and Telangana State are moving forward with India’s first online system to ensure energy savings in buildings.
Three strategies for code implementation are proposed:
- Awareness and capacity building
- Integrating the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) with building approval forms and processes
- Technical and expert support