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The NEERMAN Awards launched in 2021, are national-level recognition for exemplary building designs complying with BEE’s Energy Conservation Building Codes. They are being conducted annually by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, an apex Government of India organization developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

The eligibility criteria for commercial buildings are as follows:

  1. Connected load of 100 kW or greater or a contract demand of 120 kVA or greater
  2. Projects that have received Occupancy Certificate (OC) between 1st January 2017 and date of submission
  3. Projects which have 100% of high side HVAC, 50% of low side HVAC, and 50% of lighting equipment installed
  4. Registered with the relevant real estate regulatory authority, if applicable

The eligibility criteria for residential buildings are as follows:

  1. Built on a plot area ≥500 m2
  2. Projects that have received Occupancy Certificate (OC) between 1st January 2017 and date of submission
  3. Registered with the relevant real estate regulatory authority, if applicable

The information required at Stage 1 evaluation is proof of eligibility, completed application forms, project team’s declaration, and project drawings. After a project is shortlisted for Stage 2 evaluation, the project team shall submit detailed documentation. Please refer to the user manual available on the website for further information.

The information shared by applicants shall be kept confidential for the NEERMAN Awards evaluation. However, as an acknowledgment for the winning entries, a compendium of their case studies shall be uploaded on the BEE and BEEP website and will be circulated via-e-mail to the building industry network.

There is no registration or evaluation fee associated with the NEERMAN awards.

The winners will be decided by a jury comprising of members of the Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, building sector experts, academicians, etc

The Project’s energy efficiency performance against ECBC 2017 and Eco Niwas Samhita 2018 compliance requirements is the basis for evaluation.

The winners will be announced publicly on 5th of June 2021 during the award event.

Building owner, developer, project designer, facility manager or the president of a cooperative housing society can register the project. In case multiple applications are submitted for a single building, only a single application shall be considered.

Only individual buildings shall be evaluated for the awards. However, multiple buildings within the campus can register individually for evaluation.

Projects complying with either ECBC 2017 or notified State ECBC shall be eligible to apply for NEERMAN Awards.

Yes, your project can apply for the awards if it meets all the mandatory requirements of ECBC 2017.

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