Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday constituted Committee for implementation and enforcement of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and Eco-Niwas Samhitta (ENS) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The committee has been formed in terms of Energy Conservation Act, 2001 and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) Rules 2018, reads a government order.
With Administrative Secretary, Power Development Department as Chairperson and Administrative Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department as its Co-Chairperson, the 25-member committee has been tasked with job to promote energy efficiency standards through optimization of parameters in the various components and systems of the building in line with the provisions of these rules to enhance the building performance and provide every support to make it an effective instrument of promoting energy conservation and energy efficiency in the commercial buildings or establishments.
As per its terms of reference, the committee is also tasked to forward its recommendations to the Bureau to assist the National Energy Conservation Building Code Implementation Committee to develop and revise energy consumption standards for buildings, in terms of energy performance index, zone-wise – hot and dry, warm and humid, composite, temperate and cold climate zones, classification- wise.
It is also tasked to create awareness about Energy Conservation Building Code and procedure for erection of Code compliant building.
The committee is also required to promote construction of energy efficient buildings ensuring quality and consistency in their constructions having regard to the climatic conditions and needs of the building projects. It has also been asked to promote capacity building of building professionals, developers and contractors to promote energy efficient designs of buildings inclose co¬ordination with jurisdictional authorities. Lastly, the panel has been asked to undertake performance review of annual work of all Empanelled Energy Auditors (Building) to check their credentials.