Haryana government has made implementation of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) mandatory in stakeholder departments and different organisations.
These organizations are Architecture Department, Public Works (Building and Roads), Town and Country Department, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Housing Board, Police Housing Corporation, Urban Local Bodies Department and Municipal Corporations.
Besides, an ECBC cell has also been created with support from Bureau of Energy Efficiency to assist stakeholders for the implementation of ECBC.
Director of New and Renewable Energy Department Ashima Brar informed about the development today during one day awareness workshop on ECBC here.
She said that the department has already conducted two workshops on ECBC and various series of workshop have also been scheduled in the near future for creating awareness on ECBC among stakeholders and general public.
Brar said that the department has taken many others regulatory and promotional initiatives for energy conservation.
These regulatory steps include mandatory energy audit of the state government and other sector consumers, implementation of ECBC, LED lights installation and installation of solar rooftop power plants.
She said that the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy has been assuming increasing significance in recent times with the growing concern for the country's power security.
The state government is committed towards energy conservation and energy efficiency and it has designated the Department of Renewable Energy as the designated agency to coordinate, regulate and enforce the provision of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in the state, she said.