Rohini Singh, Rajan RawalAbstract: The paper attempts to analyze the relationship between surface color reflectance and lighting power density for a given set of context. Analysis was based on digital modeling using validated energy simulations tool.
Rachit kumar, Rajan RawalAbstract: Energy efficiency in buildings is becoming an important concern to the building designers. Commercial buildings consume a huge amount of energy in heating, cooling lighting of the building spaces; hence there is a need to find effective design measures to develop energy efficient buildings.
Sanyogita Manu, Rajan RawalAbstract: This study uses building energy simulation tools to analyze hypothetical models representative of commercial buildings in the hot-dry climate of Ahmedabad to understand the daylighting and thermal performance of windows.
Smriti Singla, Shruti NarayanAbstract: The main aim while designing a space is to provide comfort to its users. In any office buildings, productivity of employees and hence the health is a main cause of concern for the parent company. Sick building syndrome was one of the main reasons for creation of new field in science called “Thermal Comfort”.
Dharmesh Gandhi, Vishal GargAbstract: This study analyses Jali (stone latticed screen) for its daylight performance. Jali is an Indian term used for lattice work done on windows in ornamental/geometrical patterns. Jalis are used extensively in Islamic architecture.
Mihir Vakharia, Rajan RawalAbstract: The practice of having a courtyard in hot-dry and hot-humid climate has been in practice since medieval times. This study focuses on presence of courtyard in residential unit – “Pol-House” house as it is known in vernacular language, in the city of Ahmedabad.
Chinta Shree Sowmya, Rajan RawalAbstract: Thermal comfort as defined by ASHRAE 55 standard defines, “It is the state of that condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment and is assessed by subjective evaluation”. In India, we follow a range of temperature based on ASHRAE 55 standard for air conditioned buildings.
Poonam ShahAbstract: One of the most important factors that affect human health and performance in a building environment is thermal comfort. Thermal comfort in building results from a complex set of physical conditions, occupant sensations, their behavior as well as the characteristics of the building.
Surbhi PanditAbstract: Traffic is a significant part of urban environment contributing about 55% to the total urban noise and is an inescapable by-product of ever growing industrial environment in India.
Ankit Bhalla, Sanyogita ManuAbstract: This study investigated the impact of native evergreen trees on the daylight availability in office spaces in Ahmedabad, India. An evergreen tree, native to the hot and dry climate of Ahmedabad, was selected and its impact on daylighting in interior spaces is analyzed compared to a no-tree scenario.
Ankita Bokhad, Rajan Rawal, Prasad VaidyaAbstract: The concept of a Net Zero Energy (NZE), one which produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year, recently has been evolving from research to reality. Currently, there are only a small number of highly efficient buildings that meet the criteria to be called “Net Zero”.
Kratika Piparsania, Agam ShahAbstract: The study uses building energy simulation tools to analyze the conceptual models representative of existing classroom spaces in Ahmedabad, in order to study the daylight performance and compare it with the best practice.
Ridhima Passi, Agam ShahAbstract: Day lighting is a primary design strategy to reduce energy consumption especially during peak loads of energy demand. It is evident that there is lot of growth in the industrial field and new areas are been dedicated for the industrial set ups outside the city.
Nitika Torvi, Agam ShahAbstract: In dense urban areas, high rise buildings cause sky obstruction which in turn create dark interior spaces. Daylighting can be a major issue in designing energy efficient building.
Dhara Naik, Madhvi PatelAbstract: An important factor impacting energy efficiency in building is its envelope and also the amount of energy consumed depends on the design of the fabric of the building.
Neha Singhal, Tanmay TathagatAbstract: Deep plans have become a common practice in multi-storey buildings’ designing and large open plans have become the preferred choice in order to have flexibility of the space and economic benefits.
Shilpi Saboo, Munjal BhattAbstract: The main objective of the research is to evaluate one dimensional transient Heat Transfer through composite wall assemblies. The composite wall assemblies are categorized in four parts; monolithic, insulated walls, cavity walls and hollow blocks.
Nirav Sonagara, Kashikar VishwanathAbstract: Increasing requirement of energy demand and limited availability of resources has led to the need for energy efficiency in manufacturing of building materials as well as energy used in operation of building making it a critical subject to study.
Krutika Ghawghawe, Sanyogita ManuAbstract: Energy demand for heating or cooling is directly affected by the required level of thermal comfort. The enquiry will be to understand the impact of setpoint temperature and Coefficient of performance (COP)
Mithi Dave, Rajan RawalAbstract: The increasing penetration and diversity of plug loads and their ubiquitous nature in work environments in India means that they are potentially significant consumers of electricity.
Madhvi SinghAbstract: Indian buildings are believed to be built with an energy conscious approach since an early age. The openings in the building envelope play a major role as they allow natural daylight as well as a visual connection to the outside environment.
Ruchi ShahAbstract: The study aims to map the existing electricity consumption pattern in residential buildings in Pune, India. The study would also aim to understand the change in trend in the use of electrical appliances over the past ten years along with the increase in the gross domestic product (GDP).
Shaily MaheraAbstract: The envelope of a building is subjected to heat and moisture conditions. Heat and moisture from the surrounding environment affects the building’s environmental performance and indoor air quality.
Divya BatraAbstract: New technology is entailed with not only advantages but also hazards. The ever increasing demand of new materials and new products has made us produce more than what we want.
Saranya S Nair, Rajan Rawal, Agam ShahAbstract: To provide daylight within a building is an important strategy to improve indoor environmental quality and reduce dependence on electric lighting.
Hema Mulchandani, Rajan Rawal, Agam Shah, Yash Shukla, Charlie Curcija, Sekhar NoriAbstract: Daylight in office buildings can significantly contribute in lighting energy savings. In addition, daylight improves the occupant’s working environment, performance, health and well-being.
Chinmay Patel, Rajan RawalAbstract: Climate responsive architectural practice has given a rise to various architectural vocabularies. Use of movable external shading devices has given a distinct character to facades along with providing opportunities to reduce solar heat gain and control daylight.
Cynthia Alex, Rajan RawalAbstract: The building sector is one of the largest emitters of CO2 to the global atmosphere and the construction industry in India is growing rapidly with its main focus on the commercial sector.
Pooja Chavan, Rajan RawalAbstract: In India, energy demand is believed to increase by a factor of 1.5 to 2.5 by 2030. The energy and environmental consequences of conditioning a building are immense.
Tanushree Charan, Rajan Rawal, Dipsha ShahAbstract:
Building energy modelling and simulation or building performance simulation (BPS) is a powerful method for studying energy performance of buildings and it helps choose construction materials and methods to optimize energy consumption.
Jaydeep Bhadra, Prasad Vaidya, Saket SarafAbstract: The study focuses on developing indices to assess and compare passive design strategies based on their potential for a climate. Cooling accounts for 40%-60% of summer peak load in large metropolitan cities and AC sales in India are growing at 30% per year (Clean Energy Ministerial, 2014).
Dharini Sridharan, Rajan RawalAbstract: Energy consumed by commercial buildings account for over 35% of the total energy consumption in India making the building sector one of the largest energy consumers.
Padmini Rajaram, Rajan RawalAbstract: Indian Standard Time (IST) is calculated with reference to 82.5° E longitude and the difference of +0530 hours from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Deepali Agrawal, Munjal Bhatt Abstract: Quality of indoor air in residential spaces is important as people spend on average 13 hours at home daily which make them susceptible to airborne contaminants. Air quality is of great significance for these spaes.
Chaitali Trivedi, Rajan RawalAbstract: The study presents evaluation on illuminance levels received at work-plane against visual comfort condition and user’s perception in office buildings.
Ashima Charnalia, Jyotirmay Mathur and Rajan RawalAbstract: The study focuses on ways to minimize interior lighting energy consumption (ILEC) in daytime use office buildings and proposes use of solar photovoltaic’s (SPVs) to suffice the remaining lighting energy requirement.
Purvi Panchal, Rajan Rawal and Bipin ShahAbstract: This paper explores conventional window assemblies used in current practice and design parameters which influence heat transfer through the different window components in a window assembly, using THERM 5.2 –two dimensional conduction heat transfers modeling based on the finite element method.
Jalpa Gandhi, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: Urbanization has direct impact on the spatial structure of the city, which in turn results in the dramatic change of the overall immediate environment.
Shailee Goswami, Rajan RawalAbstract: This study will demonstrate the impact of organic phase change materials (PCM) integration in walls towards energy consumption, thermal comfort and cost benefit analysis.
Amiya Behera, Yash Shukla, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: To achieve indoor environmental comfort conditions and to facilitate economic activities, building occupants use electric energy. In conventional scenario electric grid provides electricity to buildings.