‘Super-efficient energy category to be new norm’

‘Super-efficient energy category to be new norm’

The recently-released Energy Conservation Building Codes can save as much as 50% of conventional energy consumption, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) director general Abhay Bakre said in an interview. However, the decision to make the Codes mandatory lies with the States and not the Centre, he added. The BEE is also working on a ‘super-efficient’ category of appliances that save even more energy than the highest-rated five-star appliances. Excerpts:

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