Bureau of Energy Efficiency is looking out for agencies to provide technical assistance to implement Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in states and union territories. BEE will be setting up ECBC Cell to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of ECBC in the state(s)/UT(s) for which it is seeking technical assistance from agencies. BEE is planning to establish 17 ECBC cells in various states and UTs. BEE has invited request for proposal from the interested parties.
The service provider participating in EOI can bid for one or more ECBC Cells. A single service provider may be awarded one or two or three or maximum four ECBC Cells, at the discretion of BEE. The successful bidder shall depute full-time consultants in respective ECBC Cell. The number of consultants to be placed in respective ECBC Cell will vary from state to state. Also, full-time consultants will consist of engineers and architects.
The selected consultants are supposed to:
- Provide technical assistance for ECBC implementation and enforcement
- Provide technical assistance to commercial buildings to make them energy efficient
- Organise ECBC awareness and ECBC training programmes
It may be recalled here that the BEE had launched new version of code ECBC 2017 on 19th June 2017. The newly developed code is futuristic, pragmatic and easy to implement. The new version has three levels of compliance: ECBC, ECBC+, and Super ECBC. These additions are geared to encourage public and private sectors to not only meet the basic ECBC criteria, but to exceed them as well. According to BEE the long-term success of the ECBC will depend heavily on the collaborative roles various stakeholders would play towards the development, adoption and implementation of building code.