International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Environmental Engineering | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10

Implementation of National Building Code Guidelines for Green, Environment and Energy Audits

V. Sri Santhya | M. Nithya [2] | N. Saranya [2] | B. Anirudhan [2]

Abstract: National Building Code (NBC) of India has a set of rules and guidelines that regulates construction of buildings as well as ecofriendly activities of the campus without harming the environment. In order to achieve the minimum standards of welfare and safety of stakeholders of a campus, the Governing body of Central and State Governments lays down a set of guidelines to offer sustainable environment. By following the guidelines of NBC in line with ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standards, audits such as green, environment and energy were conducted at Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India by Nature Science Foundation (NSF), Coimbatore for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation purpose. A team of ISO QMS (9001:2015), EMS (14001:2015) and EnMS (50001:2018) along with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) certified lead auditors and technical experts from were involved in the process of audits (BEE, 2015). A detailed checklist has been prepared to conduct these three audits in which the essential parameters were recorded. The results showed that all the essential parameters as per the checklist prepared by the team of NSF were found to be highly satisfactory in the College campus coincided with the guidelines of NBC in line with ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standards. This audit outcomes might be more useful to the College to maintain the sustainability which in turn useful to give ecofriendly atmosphere to the students and staff members.

Keywords: Green Audit, Environment Audit, Energy Audit, National Building Code, NAAC Accreditation

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 1268 - 1274

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