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Venue:
School of Planning and Architecture
4-Block-B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110 002

Date:
Friday, December 06, 2013
Timings:  9:00 AM – 5.30 PM

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Background on:
MNRE Scheme on “Energy Efficient Solar/ Green Buildings”

To create awareness for architects and planners including consultants and academic institution re Implementation of Energy Efficient Solar/Green Buildings with integration of renewable sources of energy in built environment.

Building sector offers significant energy saving options and efforts are now being made to construct Green Buildings all over the country which not only take care of energy conservation but also look into water and waste management, environmental impact, minimum destruction of natural resources and various other aspects in an integrated way.  The Ministry aims to promote the green building principles & concept with emphasis on the renewable energy application in the green buildings among the stakeholders through a combination of promotional incentives and support in the country.

Energy efficient solar buildings are constructed based on the techniques of solar passive design with a view to provide comfortable living and working conditions, both in winter and in summer. These buildings can be integrated with renewable energy and energy conservation devices and systems and can save over 30 to 40 % of conventional energy that is used for lighting, air conditioning (HVAC). Such buildings have been tried out in a few States as a result of the initiatives taken by the Ministry. Finding the concept of solar buildings useful, the state governments of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Nagaland have already made it mandatory to construct all new buildings in government & public sectors on this concept.

A number of experts/architects are presently involved in the country in practicing energy efficient solar buildings. Bureau of  Energy  Efficiency  (BEE)  have  introduced  Energy  Conservation  Building  Code (ECBC) which includes energy efficient design features. National Building Codes have also been developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) which incorporates some of the concepts of energy efficient solar buildings.  Sufficient literature/ publications are also available for design of such buildings. The BIS has prepared a chapter  on  Sustainability  as  a  part  of  National  Building  Code  to  promote  Green Building construction in the Country.

Efforts are now being made to construct Green Buildings all over the country which not only take care of energy conservation but also look into water and waste management, environmental impact, minimum destruction of natural resources and various other aspects in an integrated way.

The Ministry aims to promote the green building principles & concept with emphasis on the renewable energy application in the green buildings among the stakeholders through a combination of promotional incentives and support in the country.
 
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Who can attend?
Building professionals; Architects and Planners; Real Estate professionals; Building engineers; Decision makers;
Academia from architecture and engineering colleges and Housing finance organizations etc.

Our next Conference:
Integration of Renewable Energy Systems for Planning Sustainable Habitat
January, 2014

 
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