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Building Innovation: A Guide for High-Performance Energy Efficient Buildings in India

This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, International Program under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

India launched the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in 2007, and a revised version in 2017 as ambitious first steps towards promoting energy efficiency in the building sector. Pioneering early adopters-—building owners, architecture and engineering firms, and energy consultants—have taken the lead to design customized solutions for their energy-efficient buildings. Building Innovation- A Guide for High-Performance Energy Efficient Buildings in India offers a synthesizing framework, critical lessons, and guidance to meet and exceed ECBC. Its whole-building lifecycle assurance framework provides a user-friendly methodology to achieve high performance in terms of energy, environmental, and societal benefits. Offices are selected as a target typology, being a high-growth sector, with significant opportunities for energy savings. The best practices may be extrapolated to other commercial building sectors, as well as extended to other regions beyond India with similar cultural, climatic, construction, and developmental contexts.

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