Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd.  
. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ನವೀಕರಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಇಂಧನ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ನಿಯಮಿತ  
  (A Government of Karnataka undertaking) ಕನ್ನಡ

Karnataka ECBC 2014
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ECBC User Guide
Guidelines for Energy - Efficient & Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka-BEEP
ECBC capacity building training programme
Master presentation on ECBC basics and Compliance
ECBC-Material Directory
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ECBC Study Material
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>   Building Lighting Design
FAQ's on Karnatkaka ECBC
Geo-referencing Karnataka ECBC
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The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 empowers the Central Government to prescribe Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC) for efficient use of energy and its conservation in the building or building complex and direct every owner or occupier of the building or building complex to comply with the provisions of Energy Conservation Building Codes. ECBC sets minimum energy performance standards for buildings and covers building envelope, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, service hot water systems, interior and exterior lighting, electrical power and motors for promoting energy efficiency in the building sector.
ECBC is necessary for improving the energy efficiency and its utilization in the building sector of the State. The overall objectives of the Code is to provide the technical details to the architects and engineers to apply Energy Conservation principles and techniques in their designs for new buildings as well for carrying out alteration to the existing buildings. The directives will ensure construction of energy efficient buildings with reduced electrical energy demand & are expected to consume about 30%-40% less energy than the conventional building.
Buildings are major consumers of energy in their construction, operation and maintenance phase. Energy consuming systems for lighting, air-conditioning and water heating provide comfort to its occupants but consumes large quantum of energy. Taking the utilization of consumption into consideration, it is necessary to design a building conservation aspects focusing on energy.
Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency is the fastest, cleanest and cheapest way to meet energy needs. India could save each year by greatly improving Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency in the building
Karnataka Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) – 2014 was notified in the gazette on 27thNovember 2014.
The code is applicable to all buildings or building complexes (both private & Govt. buildings) in the urban area that have a connected load of 100 kW or greater, contract demand of 120 KVA or more, or conditioned area of 500 Sq.m or more and used for commercial purposes.
The purpose of this code is to provide minimum energy-efficient standards for design and construction of commercial buildings. The process of development to the ECBC involved extensive data collection and analysis regarding building types, building materials and equipment. Further, the code takes into consideration the climatic conditions. There are 5 distinct climatic zones in Karnataka and the ECBC takes into account these climatic zones in case of Building Envelop Design. ECBC encourages energy-efficient design or retrofit of building so that it does not constrain the building function, comfort, health, or the productivity of the occupants.
In the year 2016, Karnataka ECBC Cell was established at the office of the Principal Chief Architect, PWD, Karnataka for providing additional technical support to design ECBC compliance buildings. The ECBC Cell has analyzed about 10 state public buildings by using DesignBuilder Software. The designed buildings are academic institutions, hospital, parking lot, office buildings and community building projects with built-up area ranging from1,800 sq.m. to 40,000 sq.m. These projects are in warm-humid, hot-dry and moderate climatic zones of Karnataka.
A separate Chapter on ECBC compliance materials has been added in PWD Schedule of Rates 2016-17 (Civil).

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