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The Andhra Pradesh State Government is planning to roll out New Building Norms for energy efficiency. The State was first in India to draft Energy Conservation Building Code (APECBC) 2017 and now is working to draft to new rules on building constructions and energy utilization that will be made official soon.

Anil Chandra Punetha, the Chief Secretary recently reviewed the proposed energy conservation rules with other senior officials. One of the officials also said that the new rules will also bring down the pollution level and will save power at the same time.

Chief Secretary also ordered officials to stay focused on energy security in order to help in achieving 20 to 22% energy savings via energy conservation building code-complied buildings.

Punetha also said that all commercial buildings in the capital region of Andhra Pradesh must comply with APECBC 2017 norms. He further said that the development of new capital and the expansion of commercial buildings is predicted to be 10% in next the five years.

As per the officials, the State Government aims to save 13,000 to 15,000 million units (MU) energy through New Building Code for Energy Efficiency.

Punetha, the Chief Secretary also said that the power consumption of buildings is over 31% of the total power demand in India and this will witness an increase by 2030. The proper implementation of energy efficiency measures that also comprise of ECBC will prove helpful to achieve the set target of saving 13,000 to 15,000 million units (MU) energy.

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