The Eco Niwas Samhita, Part – I Building Envelope (Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Sector) is developed and launched on 14th December, 2018. It sets minimum building envelope performance standards to limit heat gains (for cooling dominated climates) and to limit heat loss (for heating dominated climate) as well as for ensuring adequate natural ventilation and day lighting. The code is applicable to all residential use building projects built on plot area
In the subsequent years, new components will be added to the Eco-Niwas Samhita in the Part-II, which will address other aspects such as, Energy Efficiency in Electro-Mechanical Equipment for Building Operation, Renewable Energy Generation, Embodied Energy of Walling Materials and Structural Systems.
States need to adopt for code to come into force
- Building end-uses