Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings in India

Speaker(s): 
Date: 
May 4, 2012 - 12:00pm
Location: 
90-3122
Seminar Host/Point of Contact: 

The Indian building sector has witnessed huge surge in interest in energy performance in the last decade. The ‘intention’ based codes like the national Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime mechanisms to design and assess energy efficient buildings. However, they do not rate the ‘achieved’ energy performance of buildings over time or reward their performance through a continuous evaluation process. This has serious performance, market and policy implications. On the other hand, the ‘performance’ based rating systems serve as an excellent report card. They are useful for evaluating performance of existing buildings and to set meaningful targets for new buildings using contextual data. It replaces guesswork with a methodology to establish targets, evaluate performance and reward innovations. Over time, it helps to consistently improve the standards through healthy competition by shifting markets to better performing levels. This presentation focusses on the benchmarking and performance based rating system developed for the Bureau or Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India under the USAID ECO-III project. We propose a regression and distribution based model supported by an online rating tool. The presentation concludes with a discussion on the challenges faced including the institutional set up for managing the program and three alternative directions of further research.

Add event to Google Calendar

Announcement List

To be added to our seminar annoucement list please, email the ETA Seminars Team. Seminars can change witout noticed, the best way to stay informed is to join our seminar email list. 

Site Access

For site access please email your request to etaseminars@lbl.gov. To arrive at building 90 via the LBNL shuttle, take "Blue Uphill". Click here for the shuttle schedule. To ensure your site access is set-up send your request 36 hours in advance of the seminar.

Remote Access

Not able to attend in person? Remote participants can use ReadyTalk Audio & Net conference to phone in to listen, while viewing the presentation via the ReadyTalk site.

Web Access Code:  4864835

USA & Canada call-in number:  1 (866) 740-1260   Access Code:  4864835#

International callers: Please visit this website to see if a toll-free call-in number is available for your international location.  If not, you will need to pay for the call yourself and use this phone number: (303) 248-0285.