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Drawing on relevant international trends and best practices, the current report lays out an analytical framework to assess a variety of factors that can enable a building to become energy efficient and grid-interactive. The framework is used to analyse the current situation in countries of the ASEAN region.

Developing countries should switch from unsustainable building practices to using alternative low-carbon building materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new UN report highlighted. The world adds buildings equivalent to the size of Paris every five days, states the report — Building Materials and The Climate: Constructing A New Future — by the UNEP, and the Yale Center for Ecosystems and Architecture.

Buildings should provide safe, comfortable, and healthy environments for people to live and work. They are an essential component of societies and economies, housing critical infrastructure necessary to keep governments and businesses in operation.

The Haryana government has released its draft notification on Haryana Energy Conservation Building Code (HECBC) Rules. It has asked the stakeholders and public to send their comments on the draft rules to finalize the state ECBC rules.

The Government of Chandigarh on June 16, 2023, published a draft of Chandigarh Energy Conservation Building Code Rules, 2023.

With the aim of conserving energy, the UT Administration has unveiled the draft Chandigarh Energy Conservation Building Code, 2023, and invited suggestions, if any, within 30 days. Formulated as per the composite climate of the city, the code will set minimum requirements for an energy-efficient design and construction of buildings.

This report provides evidence-based guidance on cost-effective and energy-efficient cooling and ventilation interventions to improve building-level thermal comfort and indoor air quality for a changing climate in South Asia.

The Ministry of Law and Justice (MoL&J) on December 20, 2022, issued the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2022 to further amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The following has been amended namely Under Section 2 which states Definitions, definitions of certain terms such as ‘building’, carbon credit certificate’, ‘energy’, etc.

Building operations in India account for about a third of its energy use. Approximately another 10 percent of the country’s energy is used in the production of building material and construction of new buildings.

Far-reaching efforts are needed to reduce Asia's emissions and realize a 1.5°C temperature drop required to fight climate change and associated threats to sustainable development.