Propelled by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), the state government of Andhra Pradesh is gearing up to make the implementation of the ECBC 2017 code mandatory for all commercial establishments. The plan is to integrate it with the Development Permission Management System (DPMS) of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Depratment (MA&UD).

Through the implementation of the code, there is a scope to save around 30% of energy along with monetary savings of Rs.538 crore per annum in Andhra Pradesh alone. Hence, the government is looking to expedite its implementation in all commercial buildings and expand it to the residential sector in the near future.

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