5 Days Workshop on Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) organized by Council of Architecture New Delhi and Bureau of Energy Efficiency GOI, at School of Architecture, KLE Technological University, Hubballi.
Buildings consumed 31% of the total electricity demand as of 2016. Given that 70% of the total buildings are yet to be constructed from now up to 2030, energy conservation strategies for this sector become extremely critical to ensure a sustainable energy growth trajectory for the country. One of the key strategies adopted by the Government of India in this regard was to roll out energy conservation building code (ECBC) by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the MNRE, Govt. of India. This move was targeted at upcoming commercial spaces across the country. Some states have already made ECBC implementation mandatory. A five-day workshop from 23rd July 2019 to 27th July 2019 was jointly organised by Council of Architecture and Bureau of Energy Efficiency at School of Architecture, KLE Technological University Hubballi. The inaugural function was Presided over by Ar. Vijay Garg, acting president, Council of Architecture, New Delhi, Prof. B. L. Desai, Executive Dean, KLE Technological University,Hubli, Dr. Vinaya Hiremath, Head, School of Architecture, KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Ar. Mahesh Hiremath, Chairman-IIA Hubballi- Dharwad centre and Ar. Vidyadhar Wodeyar past- Chairman, IIA Karnataka chapter and Mr. Mahesh Kumar, ECBC Master trainer, Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Addressing a gathering of 70 architects of Hubballi, Dharwad, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Gulbarga, Vijaypur, Navi Mumbai, Tumkur and Bangalore, Ar. Vijay Garg threw light on green initiatives being taken by the Council of Architecture towards creating a sustainable future. This 5- day workshop was organised to create awareness among architects regarding their role as flag bearers of implementation of Energy Conservation building code.