These position papers highlight best practice approaches, levels of ambition, systems and experiences in particular EU Member States in relation to the aspects of the EPBD most relevant to building energy code (ECBC) implementation in India. Position Paper 1 gives an overview of the entire implementation process, as four blocks of tasks covering Adoption, Compliance, Enforcement and Leverage. The Adoption phase covers: governance approaches, action planning, stakeholder consultations, modelling studies, the role of technical standards, impact assessment, legal adoption, assigned powers and functions, and administrative and data systems. Position Papers 2 and 3 focus on the specifics of the legal transposition/ notification process and the support role of EU technical standards – which is underlaid by a goal of encouraging smoother inter-State trade in energy efficient construction products and services.
|No.||Position Paper||Indicative elements|
|1||State action plans for implementing EPBD – (including road maps to ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings’ (NZEB))||
|2||EPBD and Building Energy Codes – The process of transposition/ notification into national legislation||
|3||The role of European/ national Standards||
In India, activities pertaining to adoption of code i.e, amendment, notification, and rules have been undertaken amongst the four states. Various stakeholder consultation meetings have been conducted to discuss and finalize the adoption activities. The adoption activities undertaken are:
1. Amendment of the code;
2. Notification of the code;
3. ECBC rules;
4. Analysis template to achieve ECBC in a building.
Current Progress on adoption activities:
1. Amendment – Amendment of ECBC has been done in four states.
2. Notification – Notification expected by December 2018 in four states.
3. ECBC Rules – Submitted and approved in four states.
4. Analysis template – Submitted and approved.
5. Awareness – Several programmes have been conducted to create awareness about ECBC.