Foundation & Structural design code

Commercial Interior Space Designing-II 4(1+3)

Lesson 3:Building Codes and Standards

Foundation & Structural Design Code

Building Services

The planning, design and installation of electrical installations, air-conditioning and heating work shall be carried out in accordance with part VIII Section 1 Building Service Section 2 – Electrical installations, Section 3 Air conditioning and Heating of National Building Code of India. The planning, design including the number of lifts, type of lifts, capacity of lifts, depending on occupancy of building, population on each floor and height of building.

Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) sets the minimum energy performance standards for buildings. ECBC for commercial buildings are widely considered to be cost-effective as government-based regulatory programs that can potentially help to capture substantial energy savings. The intention of the ECBC is to benchmark energy consumption levels in large commercial buildings and introduce a level of awareness for energy conservation.
The ECBC will set minimum energy efficiency standards for design and construction of a nonresidential new buildings as well as for extensions and modifications.
Energy performance standards for the following building systems are included in the ECBC

  • Building Envelope.
  • Lighting.
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
  • Service Water Heating.
  • Electric Power and Distribution.

ECBC provisions will enhance comfort and occupant productivity. ECBC encourage energy efficient design or retrofit of commercial buildings so that they are designed in a manner that reduces the use of energy without affecting the building function, the comfort, health, or the productivity of the occupants and with appropriate regard for economic considerations.
Energy cost savings resulting from energy code compliance directly benefit building owners and occupants over the life cycle of the building.

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