Energy Conservation – New Indian Way for Affordable & Sustainable homes



Steering Committee

  • Committees
  • 31 August, 2017

Director General Mr. Abhay Bakre welcomed all members to the first meeting of the Steering Committee. He briefly explained the role of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) as the nodal agency of Government of India for reducing energy intensity of Indian economy. He informed that as a part of its mandate, BEE is initiating the work for development of Residential Building Energy Conservation Code and intends to develop the first edition of the code by December 2017.  He further stated that Energy Conservation Building Code for commercial buildings have already been developed by BEE, and with the availability of code for residential buildings, the implementation of the two codes can be taken up simultaneously.


The decisions taken by the steering committee were:

  • Scope of the code: The scope of the first edition of the residential building energy conservation code shall be restricted to building envelope and should be applicable to group housing.
  • Timeline: The presented timeline was approved by the steering committee. The timeline is annxed.
  • Technical Committee: The technical committee composition was approved, with the addition of SDMC representative in the list. The approved technical committee list is annexed.