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Commercial building sector in India is expanding rapidly at over 9% per year spurred largely by the strong growth in the services sector. It has been estimated that more than 50% of building stock that will exist in the year 2030 is yet to come up in the country a situation that is fundamentally different from developed countries. Having regard to the fact that the rate of growth in commercial building sector is amongst the highest, and that, this sector needs to be moderated in its energy consumption BEE introduced the Star Rating for existing buildings as a voluntary policy measure to reduce the adverse impact of buildings on the environment.

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Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) was established by the Government of India in March, 2002 under the provisions of the EC Act. Ministry of Power launched the Star rating of commercial buildings scheme in India in 2009.

Star Rating Program for buildings which is based on the energy usage in the building over its area expressed in kWh/sqm/year. This program rates buildings on 1-5 scale, with 5 star labelled buildings being most efficient. Star Labels for day use office buildings, BPOs, Hospitals and Shopping Malls have been developed.Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between BEE and CPWD on 10th January,2019  for “Energy Efficiency in CPWD managed Buildings

225 commercial buildings have been star rated under different categories of buildings as on date.

For scheme details:

  1. Star Rating Scheme for Office Buildings (updated on 27th Jan 2022)
  2. Star Rating Scheme for BPOs (updated on 27th Jan 2022)
  3. Star Rating Scheme for Hospitals
  4. Star Rating Scheme for Shopping Malls


Shunya (Zero) Labelling Programme  for Net Zero and Net Positive Energy Buildings


National Training Programme on ECBC and ENS conducted on 19th July, 2021

 (a) Presentation on ECBC Session 1  

 (b) Presentation on ECBC Session 2 

 (c) Presentation on ECBC Session 3

 (d) Presentation on ENS Session 1

 (e) Presentation on ENS Session 2