Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) - Ministry of Power jointly with BEE have enforced efficient usage of energy along with its conservation across many sectors including residential, micro, small and medium enterprises and the transport through a multitude of policies and programmes over the years since its inception.
The key programmes from BEE:
BEE Star rating for commercial buildings – Star Rating programme for buildings is based on the energy usage in the building over its area expressed in kWh/sqm/year and aims to rate buildings on 1-5 scale, with 5 star labelled buildings being most energy efficient.
BEE Star rating for residential buildings – The programme aims to develop national energy efficiency label for residential buildings to enhance energy efficiency in the residential sector. The programme is applicable for all single and multiple dwelling units in the country for residential purpose. The projected cumulative saving is of 388 billion units of electricity by 2030.
Website https://beeindia.gov.in/content/ecbc-residential | https://beeindia.gov.in/sites/default/files/Labelling%20Flyer.pdf
Online Directory by BEE for Building Materials – that would envisage the process of establishing Standards for energy efficient building materials - The directory will consist of energy efficient building materials with its technical specifications, manufacturer details and applications. Through this programme, Building material manufacturers and providers, and their associations across India can register their products at free of cost as part of this directory. This Energy Efficient Building Materials Directory will be integrated to the professional tool of EcoNiwas
(www.econiwas.com). The huge database will be available in public domain which will help users living in different climatic zones across the country. The users will also get to know about the energy efficient building materials available in their locality and this will lead to create awareness about using Energy Efficient Building Materials and Energy efficiency in buildings in India.
Super-Efficient Equipment Programme (SEEP) – The aim of the programme is to bring accelerated market transformation for super-efficient appliances by providing financial stimulus innovatively at critical point/s of intervention.
State Energy Conservation Fund (SECF) Scheme – Initiated by BEE and as per the EC Act, 2001 the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations require to constitute a fund called SECF for the purpose of promotion of efficient use of energy and its conservation within the State. The SECF is used as an instrument to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects through market transformation. For undertaking energy efficiency projects, major part of the fund disbursed under SECF is to be earmarked separately as Revolving Investment Fund (RIF). This RIF may be used to finance implementation of various energy efficiency projects.
Energy Efficient housing programme by KfW and SBI – KfW is issuing the loan to the State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest financier of private real estate projects to create funds for “SBI Energy Efficient Housing” programme which will be allocated to building companies that construct energy-efficient residential buildings and also to families who are keen to purchase a flat built-in line with ecological criteria.
Building Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) – Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) is a bilateral cooperation project between the Ministry of Power, Government of India, and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Swiss Confederation. Started in 2011, the project’s central focus is to help India mainstream Energy-Efficient and Thermally Comfortable (EETC) Building Design for both commercial and residential buildings. BEEP works with building industry, policy makers, and building owners to catalyse adoption of EETC building design and technologies.