EcoNiwas Samhita Cell in West Zone will be set up soon and the government is looking out for suitable agency that will help to set up the cell. It may be recalled here that the Ministry of Power had launched in December 2018, the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018, an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R). The implementation of this Samhita is expected to push for energy efficiency in residential sector.
The aim of the proposed move is to select service provider that will support West Zone to implement Eco Niwas Samhita (ENS) developed by Bureau of energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power and document learning lessons.
It should be noted that the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of the Republic of India have, under the Indo-German Technical Cooperation, have agreed to jointly promote the “Indo-German Energy Programme” (IGEN) with the aim to promote energy efficiency/conservation in energy consumption so to use energy more efficiently and in turn improve the environment/climate protection.
GIZ is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development which operates worldwide, on a public benefit basis. GIZ is fully owned by the German Federal Government, GIZ implement development programs in partner country on behalf of the German Government in achieving its development policy objectives. Under IGEN–EE, considerable amount of work has been done in different programs such as Standard and Labeling, Energy Manager Training and Examination, Energy efficiency in Industries under PAT Program. BEE and GIZ have mutually agreed that there is a need for development of Energy Efficiency Building program in India through the International experience gained by GIZ.
The Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is entrusted with the task of implementation for the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). This mission has a component which deals with the Commercial and Residential Building Energy.
The target group of the consulting work consists of the relevant staff members of MoP, MoHUA, BEE, State Designated Agencies, CPWD & State PWDs, State Urban Development Ministries, ULBs, City Planners, Building material manufacturers, Architects & Engineers, Financing bodies, Municipalities, and Green Building certification bodies in India and specific to the state selected under West Zone.