Energy efficient building can save 20-30 per cent power

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Chandigarh, Dec 15 (UNI) An energy efficient building constructed as per Energy Conservation Code of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency can save 20 to 30 per cent electricity, according to experts in the Electricity Conservation Fairs organised by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) at six towns.

The code, which sets a minimum efficiency standard for commercial buildings having a connected load of 500 KW or more, has recently been launched by the Bureau realising the potential of energy conservation in building sector, which is 27 to 40 per cent in commercial buildings, an official spokesman said.

''There is big scope of saving electricity used for lighting.

Compact fluorescent lamp gives same light in consumption of merely 25 - 30 per cent electricity compared to the traditional incandescent bulb. Similarly T -5 tubes can save 27 per cent electricity compared to the traditional T-12 tube lights. About 25 per cent of total electricity is used for lighting,'' he said.

Fitting and proper wiring was also important for energy conservation. Gap left around the wooden framework of windows in which air conditioners were fitted can increase the electricity bill as the gap let out cool air, he said.

Proper fuse, fault free wiring and over load protection system could also save electricity considerably.

UNI

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