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Towards a New Prosperity in India: the Clean & Sustainable Economy solutions through the lens of Energy Efficiency( Vol-2,Issue-4,July 2016 )


Mamta Rana, Dr. Nisha Kumari, Dr. A.K. Berwal, Dr. K.K. Singh


BEE, Energy Conservation Building Codes, Energy Efficiency, Environment Sensitive Building Design.


Energy is a vital input in production and this means that if India is to move to the higher growth rate that is now feasible, we must ensure reliable availability of energy. As India is targeting 8- 10% of growth rate, the quantity and quality of energy has to increase substantially. Thus the energy challenge is of fundamental importance. The Government of India committed to meet the growing energy needs at affordable rates to meet the objectives of economic development. Highlighting the efforts, the Government of India launched various energy efficient schemes and policies. This paper reviewed national initiatives of these policies and also links with various other sustainable green practices and environmental policies The research findings clearly indicate that selected stakeholders are complying well with the existing environmental standards. It can be linked to their commitments for greener practices and can be seen in their environmental management plan that explains the execution of environmental policies to reduce the operational cost – by making their products environmental friendly and through reduction of emission from their manufacturing activities. Also, study focus on the status of Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC) release by BEE, Ministry of Power beside many energy efficiency measures that recommended environmental sensitive design for buildings to reduce operating cost through energy efficiency in heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, lighting, water heating, refrigeration and electronics. The full implementation of these recommended building designs can lead to saving of around 25% -65%.

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