Commercial buildings in Chandigarh will have to lower energy spend, cut power, ET RealEstate

June 23, 2023

CHANDIGARH: For making buildings more energy-efficient and lower spending on energy and CO2 emissions and reduce electricity usage, the UT administration will be notifying the Chandigarh Energy Conservation Building Code (CHECBC) 2023 and Chandigarh ECBC Rule 2023.

The UT notified the draft CHECBC on Friday. It has sought suggestions and comments within 30 days, after which, the code will be notified.

The code is applicable to commercial buildings or complexes that have a connected load of 50 kW or greater or a contract demand of 60 kVA or the plot area of building is equal to or more than 1000 sqm or the built-up area of building is equal two or more than 2,000 sqm (excluding non-conditioned spaces in basement) greater and are intended to be used for commercial purposes.

The provisions of the code do not apply to plug loads, and equipment and parts of buildings that use energy for manufacturing, unless otherwise specified in the code.

If any existing building after additions or alterations changes its connected load to 50 kW or above or comes within any other stipulated qualifying conditions, the building would have to comply with the code. Commercial establishment share in the city’s total electricity consumption is more than 30%.

Buildings intended only for private residential purposes are not covered by the code. The provisions of this code apply to building envelope, mechanical systems and equipment.

  • Published On Jun 18, 2023 at 02:00 PM IST

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