Union Minister for Power, R K Singh has unveiled the energy efficiency label for residential buildings at the Conference of Ministers for Power, New & Renewable Energy of States & Union Territories held at Gurugram.
This programme was developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the guidance of MOP energy efficiency label programme, for residential buildings. It will provide the information to consumers on the energy efficiency programme standard of the homes to be built across India.
This two-day conference, being held on 26th and 27th February 2019, was joined by various Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union territories and senior officials of the power & renewable energy sectors as well as public sector undertakings.
During the launch of event a schedule on implementation on energy efficiency label for residential buildings was disseminated.
The objective of the labeling programme is to make an instrument over the energy performance of a home which will progressively lead to an effective tool while determining over the home prices in future.
It also targets to provide a yardstick to compare one home over the other on the energy efficiency standards so as to make a consumer driven market transformation solution for Energy Efficiency in housing sector.
The projected labeling program is estimated to save significant amount of electric energy through various energy efficiency efforts in houses nationwide. With the employment of energy efficiency label for residential buildings it is projected to accomplish an energy saving of up to 40 per cent over the conventional houses with annual savings of 90 BU by 2030.
Besides, the labeling contrivance will reduce in energy bills for home buyers. The likely CO2 emission deduction by 2030 will be 320 MT CO2 yearly.
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