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Title: Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies

Abstract

India is expected to add 40 billion m2 of new buildings till 2050. Buildings are responsible for one third of India’s total energy consumption today and building energy use is expected to continue growing driven by rapid income and population growth. The implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) is one of the measures to improve building energy efficiency. Using the Global Change Assessment Model, this study assesses growth in the buildings sector and impacts of building energy policies in Gujarat, which would help the state adopt ECBC and expand building energy efficiency programs. Without building energy policies, building energy use in Gujarat would grow by 15 times in commercial buildings and 4 times in urban residential buildings between 2010 and 2050. ECBC improves energy efficiency in commercial buildings and could reduce building electricity use in Gujarat by 20% in 2050, compared to the no policy scenario. Having energy codes for both commercial and residential buildings could result in additional 10% savings in electricity use. To achieve these intended savings, it is critical to build capacity and institution for robust code implementation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1393758
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-120611
Journal ID: ISSN 0301-4215; PG0500000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Policy; Journal Volume: 110; Journal Issue: C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
building energy efficiency; integrated assessment modeling; Energy Conservation Building Code; green building; impact assessment

Citation Formats

Yu, Sha, Tan, Qing, Evans, Meredydd, Kyle, Page, Vu, Linh, and Patel, Pralit L. Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.013.
Yu, Sha, Tan, Qing, Evans, Meredydd, Kyle, Page, Vu, Linh, & Patel, Pralit L. Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies. United States. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.013.
Yu, Sha, Tan, Qing, Evans, Meredydd, Kyle, Page, Vu, Linh, and Patel, Pralit L. Wed . "Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies". United States. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.013.
@article{osti_1393758,
title = {Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies},
author = {Yu, Sha and Tan, Qing and Evans, Meredydd and Kyle, Page and Vu, Linh and Patel, Pralit L.},
abstractNote = {India is expected to add 40 billion m2 of new buildings till 2050. Buildings are responsible for one third of India’s total energy consumption today and building energy use is expected to continue growing driven by rapid income and population growth. The implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) is one of the measures to improve building energy efficiency. Using the Global Change Assessment Model, this study assesses growth in the buildings sector and impacts of building energy policies in Gujarat, which would help the state adopt ECBC and expand building energy efficiency programs. Without building energy policies, building energy use in Gujarat would grow by 15 times in commercial buildings and 4 times in urban residential buildings between 2010 and 2050. ECBC improves energy efficiency in commercial buildings and could reduce building electricity use in Gujarat by 20% in 2050, compared to the no policy scenario. Having energy codes for both commercial and residential buildings could result in additional 10% savings in electricity use. To achieve these intended savings, it is critical to build capacity and institution for robust code implementation.},
doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.013},
journal = {Energy Policy},
number = C,
volume = 110,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}