The Energy Conservation Building Code was launched by the Ministry of power as EcoNiwas Samhita in the year 2018. As part of the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN), Star labelling of residential buildings was envisioned and recently launched by the Ministry of Power, Government of India in 2019. The implementation of these programmes and also other programme related to EE in buildings are expected to push for energy efficiency in residential sector. It will have potential for energy savings to the tune of 125 Billion Units of electricity by 2030, which is equivalent to about 100 million ton of CO2 emission.
The successful adoption of the ECBC-R would require compilation of a directory/ database for energy efficient building materials and a policy roadmap to guide formulation, enforcement and monitoring of labels, in the residential sector, through market forces.
The energy efficient building materials directory provides the manufacturers/suppliers/retailers of the Indian construction industry an opportunity to enhance their visibility among the business and the industry by registering their products with comprehensive information and getting listed on the website’s online building materials directory. It also gives them the chance to showcase their building materials which satisfy the parameters for energy efficiency and are highlighted in the directory.
The building materials selection tool provides the user a list of building materials with details to help them in making the informed decision on selection of energy efficient products for construction.