HUDA to enforce energy efficiency norms in new buildings
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Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010, 13:45
Chandigarh: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will enforce the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in its new buildings to minimise the use of energy, a HUDA spokesperson said Monday.

The official said the provisions of ECBC will also apply on other urban developers. The intent and purpose of the exercise is to minimise the energy wastage by making building designs energy-efficient.

HUDA's decision follows the Central Government?s decision to enforce provisions of the ECBC code at central and state government level, with suitable amendments warranted by local circumstances and requirements.

The code is applicable to all buildings and complexes that have a connected load of 500 KW and more, or a contract demand of 600 KVA and more.

The HUDA has decided that it would henceforth ask parties submitting plans for buildings that fall within the scope of the code, to obtain certification from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) prior to submission of their drawings to HUDA for approval.


First Published: Monday, June 14, 2010, 13:45

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