Down to Earth - - EDITOR’S PAGE -

In­dia’s built sec­tor con­sumes 30 per cent of its elec­tric­ity and is re­spon­si­ble for 23.6 per cent of its green­house gas emis­sions (GHG). A more ro­bust en­ergy regime in built en­vi­ron­ment is cru­cial to re­duce en­ergy con­sump­tion and help In­dia meet its en­ergy tar­get as de­scribed un­der In­tended Na­tion­ally De­ter­mined Con­tri­bu­tions com­mit­ment. ‘Pas­sive de­sign’ takes ad­van­tage of the cli­mate to main­tain oc­cu­pancy com­fort in build­ings and as­so­ci­ated en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tors and re­duce reliance on ac­tive light­ing, heat­ing, ven­ti­la­tion and air con­di­tion­ing sys­tems and can in­crease en­ergy saving po­ten­tial by about 40%. The gov­ern­ment of In­dia in­cen­tivizes and man­dates these tech­niques through mea­sures like En­ergy Con­ser­va­tion Build­ing Code for com­mer­cial build­ings, (ECBC 2017), en­ergy pol­icy which rec­og­nizes build­ing/built en­vi­ron­ment as key player in as­so­ci­ated re­duc­tions, in­te­gra­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions in model build­ing bye laws etc. Anil Agar­wal En­vi­ron­ment Train­ing In­sti­tute (AAETI) of­fers this course to fa­mil­iar­ize par­tic­i­pants with the im­pact of weather con­di­tions on com­fort­able dwelling, the role build­ing physics plays in de­sign­ing a built en­vi­ron­ment, and as­so­ci­ated bench­marks. CSE has been work­ing closely with ar­chi­tects and build­ing physi­cists on sen­si­tiz­ing ur­ban pro­fes­sion­als on sus­tain­able build­ing prac­tices and has in­cor­po­rated all these prin­ci­ples in the AAETI cam­pus con­struc­tion. AAETI is an ECBC com­pli­ant sus­tain­able, state of the art cam­pus. The cam­pus has been se­lected by Global En­vi­ron­men­tal Fa­cil­ity, Bureau of En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency and UNDP In­dia as one of the 24 Model En­ergy Ef­fi­cient Build­ings of the coun­try which will be mon­i­tored for their en­ergy per­for­mance. Par­tic­i­pants in­hab­it­ing and in­ter­act­ing with the cam­pus build­ing fea­tures will en­able them to un­der­stand the work­ing of all 5 nat­u­ral el­e­ments com­ing to­gether and act­ing as a learn­ing tool for build­ing de­sign prac­tices and un­der­stand­ing of en­ergy con­ser­va­tion con­cepts. The cam­pus has uti­lized var­i­ous pas­sive tech­niques such as de­cen­tral­ized sys­tems (waste wa­ter, build­ing waste, renewables, wa­ter sen­si­tive de­sign, etc.) which the par­tic­i­pants will be made fa­mil­iar with. (As this in­volves var­i­ous hands on ex­er­cises, ev­ery par­tic­i­pant is ex­pected to have a lap­top, req­ui­site soft­wares link will be pro­vided upon regis­tra­tion)


• Sus­tain­abil­ity De­vel­op­ment Goals

• The chal­lenge of sus­tain­abil­ity

• Cli­matic con­di­tions and hu­man com­fort

• Un­der­stand­ing ma­te­ri­als and their prop­er­ties of in­su­la­tion, ther­mal mass etc.

• Un­der­stand­ing the so­lar path and the role of build­ing ori­en­ta­tion and shad­ing de­vices.

• Un­der­stand­ing build­ing en­ve­lope and its com­po­nents

• Ba­sics of day light­ing and its com­po­nents

• In­tro­duc­tion to pas­sive cool­ing tech­niques and low-en­ergy me­chan­i­cal cool­ing tech­niques

• Hands on en­ergy mod­el­ing ex­er­cise

• En­ergy-based de­sign of elec­tro-me­chan­i­cal ser­vices

• In­tro­duc­tion to en­ergy-ef­fi­cient fix­tures, con­trols and ser­vice sys­tems, etc.


R21,000 per par­tic­i­pant. Stu­dent and Group Dis­counts avail­able. (Course fee in­cludes tu­tion fee, ex­ter­nal ex­pert lec­ture ses­sions, train­ing ma­te­ri­als, Board­ing and lodg­ing, Trans­port from New Delhi to AAETI and back)


June 27th-29th, 2018


9.30 am to 6 pm


Anil Agar­wal En­vi­ron­ment Train­ing In­sti­tute (Cen­tre for Science and En­vi­ron­ment ini­tia­tive), Nimli (near Al­war), Ti­jara, Rajasthan


June 17th, 2018


Class­room lec­tures, case stud­ies, class ex­er­cises and dis­cus­sions


Ar­chi­tec­ture, plan­ning and engi­neer­ing stu­dents, ar­chi­tects, aca­demics, re­searchers, pro­fes­sion­als from built sec­tor, ur­ban lo­cal bod­ies and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

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