New building code for energy efficiency in Andhra Pradesh
The state government will soon come out with new building code for energy efficiency. Andhra Pradesh was the first state to frame Energy Conservation Building Code (APECBC) 2017 and now new guidelines on building constructions and energy utilisation will be announced.
According to officials, the new code will help reduce pollution and save power. Chief secretary Anil Chandra Punetha on Sunday reviewed the proposed energy conservation guidelines with senior officials.
Punetha has directed the officials to focus on energy security and help achieve 20 to 22% energy savings through energy conservation building code-complied buildings. “All commercial buildings in the capital region should comply with APECBC 2017 norms,” Punetha said.
According to an official statement, the state government has set a target of saving 13,000 to 15,000 million units (MU) energy.