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Building Energy Simulation For Optimal Control Of Water-Cooled Chiller In Office Building
Ch Yesaswini, Samit Bhowmick

Abstract:Calibration involves iterative improvements to align the model outputs with that of the measured data of an existing building. The calibrated models aid in

Evaluating The Role Of Adaptive, Non-Adaptive, And Contextual Factors In Determining The AC Usage Behavior In Indian Households (2021)
Ayushi Mishra, Shalu Agrawal, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: With unprecedented urbanization, India is expected to see a steep rise in the residential cooling demand. Despite the alarming projection, the ‘what, why, and how’ of cooling behavior remains fairly less explored in the Indian context. As stressed upon

Upgrading RETV As A Retrofit Solution Through Uncertainty Analysis And Its Economic Assessment On Existing Residential Units Across India (2021)
Urvi Shah, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Building industry is one of the largest energy consumer and thus has a high potential of saving the energy consumption as well. In the year 2018, the building sector in India consumed over 30% of the total electricity consumed
The scope of the work is divided into two parts: 1) Data collection; 2) Simulation-based analysis. The first part focusses on onsite data collection such as wall and window area, construction assembly details, depth of overhangs, orientation of the residence and electricity bill. A total of 30 2BHK residential units with AC’s installed were surveyed. The data collected from the survey formed the base of input parameters for the second part of the study. The latter part focuses on upgrading the RETV through uncertainty analysis and proposing energy conservation measures. The feasibility of the measure is checked based on RETV reduction and payback period. Input parameters used in parametric analysis are orientation, U value of wall, SHGC of glass, U value of glass, U value of window frame, overhang depth and wall to window area ratio. Four cities per climate zone are selected to upgrade the RETV with a total of 512 simulation cases each for each city. The energy conservation measures are classified into three categories as low, medium and high strategies based on the reduction in consumption and payback period. The feasibility criteria look up table will guide the owners to invest in the proposed strategies based on the existing available data of energy consumption, orientation of the residence, overhang depth and wall to window area ratio

Study Of Natural Ventilation Potential And Its Influence On Indoor Air Quality Of The Bedroom’s Microenvironment, Gwalior, India (2021)
Akshat Gupta, Swati Puchalapalli

Abstract: Natural ventilation (NV) has the potential to influence indoor air quality (IAQ) in built microenvironments. Not only

Developing And Calibrating A Cost-Effective Method To Determine The Window-To-Wall Ratio And Air-Conditioning Status Of Existing Buildings (2021)
Abraham Philip, Shaily Gandhi, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: The air-conditioning system is one of the major consumers of electricity in an urban context with the window/glazing in the building being the weakest elements in the envelope susceptible to heat ingress. In India, the HVAC system comprises 40%

In this study, a method is proposed to estimate the window to wall ratio (WWR) and air-conditioning status of a building from its ground-view façade imagery. The input image dataset includes visible and thermal IR images of the same perspective, captured using a thermal camera. The method consists of an algorithm that is divided into 3 segments. The first, consisting of an object detection classifier using Faster R-CNN, a deep neural network, is used for building and window detection from the visible input images. The second segment calculates the area of the bounding boxes of the objects which are used to estimate the window-to-wall ratio. The third segment super-imposes the bounding coordinates onto the thermal image to extract the pixel values which represent the surface temperature of the window and external wall region. When the difference between the window and the wall regions is greater than 7oC, it is regarded as air-conditioned. For object detection classifier with a precision of 57% (based on the training dataset used) estimates the WWR with a variation of 40%.

The algorithm developed through this thesis can help develop a rich dataset to generate an urban building energy model with LoD3 (Level of Detail). This mode of data collection has better scalability and replicability to make it both a time and cost-effective method to be adopted in developing the building stock model for energy modeling. This resultant Urban Building Energy Model can simulate the energy performance of the buildings in the urban environment to provide quantitative and qualitative insights for the stakeholder to provide informed decisions.

A Case Study On Thermal Performance In Residences With Laterite Stone And Rammed Earth Materials In Warm And Humid Climate. (2021)
Uma P, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: The building envelope is a barrier to ambient conditions and its composition influence heat transfer. Walls and

Exploring The Effects Of Urban Air Pollution And Dust On Loss In Daylight Transmittance Of Glazing (2021)
Stuti Goyal, Minu Agarwal

Abstract: A field study of windows was carried out for six institutional and hospitality buildings located in Delhi

Understanding Active Shading Usage Behaviour Of External Movable Shades In Residential Buildings Of Ahmedabad (2021)
Snowy Christophel S, Minu Agarwal

Abstract: In the last 10 years, 43% increase has been observed in heat wave incidents in the city

Evaluating The Effect Of Ceiling Diffusers On Airflow Patterns In An Office Space To Achieve Effective Air Distribution. (2021)
Sejal Shanbhag, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Air is the primary carrier of contaminants/pollutants in an indoor space and a governing parameter in achieving

Operational, Economic, And Environmental Impact Assessment Of Existing DX-Split Systems In Hot And Dry Climate (2021)
Sammit Pancholi, Yash Shukla

Abstract: The study is conducted at Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, and focuses on split

Evaluating The Impact Of Future Climate Change On A Present Net-Zero Energy Building; Case Of CARBSE Building. (2021)
Roota Trivedi, Minu Agarwal, Daniel Zepeda Rivas

Abstract: Human activities are causing climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions are specifically the leading cause of the rapidly

Hygrothermal Performance Of Lime And Cement Plaster (2021)
Nikita Khatri, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Human activities are causing climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions are specifically the leading cause of the rapidly

Carbon-Based Performance Evaluation Of A Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Using A Life Cycle Approach: A Case Study (2021
Mili Jain, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: Net-zero energy designs typically have incremental monetary costs due provision of elements like PV panels, efficient HVAC

Assessing The Impact Of Sizing Methods On The Performance Of Radiant Cooling Systems (2021)
Het Modi, Yash Shukla

Abstract: The physics of heat transfer in a zone cooled with a radiant system differs from all air

Study On Evaluating Net-Zero Energy Potential For An Apartment Building (2021)
GVS Raghavendra Rao, Swati Puchalapalli, Minu Agarwal

Abstract: India — the second-most populous (1.37 billion in 2019) nation of the world (International Monetary Fund, 2021)

Thermal Comfort And Energy Performance Assessment For Faculty Of Architecture Building At CEPT Post Restoration (2021)
Archie Parakh, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is a key towards climate change mitigation strategy. Application of this

Evaluating The Energy-Saving Potential Through Occupant Interaction With External Fenestration In Residential Buildings (2021)
Amanda Cassiana Santiago, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: Occupant's interaction with external fenestration can have a large impact on the indoor environment and energy consumption

Effect Of Relative Humidity On Adaptive Thermal Comfort (2021)
Akshay Garg, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: The design of active and passive techniques to manage the thermal comfort of the building occupants depends

Impact Of Mold Growth On The Indoor Air Quality And Occupant Comfort (2020)
Vismaya Paralkar, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Lime plaster is one of the key sustainable building materials which is also effective as a passive

Spatial & Temporal Thermal Maps (2020)
Vardan Soi, Swati Puchalapalli, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: This paper presents a methodology to calculate and plot operative temperature (Top) for naturally ventilated (NV) spaces

OTTV A Method Of Evaluating Thermal Performance Of Residential Buildings (2020
Utkarsh Mathur, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: A steep growth in the residential sector is expected as per the literature survey. Eco Niwas Samhita

Tree Shading Factor As Input For Thermal Model Through Hemispherical Photography (2020)
Suyashi Srivastava, Swati Puchalapalli, Marshal Maskarenj

Abstract: Solar irradiation has a huge impact on building energy consumption due to solar heat gains through the

Evaluation Of Tubular Daylight Devices Using Single Patch Sky Simulator (2020)
Sreejith Jayaram, Marshal Maskarenj

Abstract: Daylighting is a globally available free resource which can be harvested for proper utilization by the use

Integrated Parametric Design Of Adaptive Facades (2020)
Siddarth Thoudam, Marshal Maskarenj

Abstract: Building envelopes are the key components that distinguish the exterior and interior environments. Dynamic façades and fenestrations

Evaluating The Scope Of Energy Reduction By Pre-Cooling The Large Volume Occupant Centric Spaces Using Low Energy Cooling Systems (2020)
Shubham Solanki, Adil SMH, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: India having a diverse climate, cannot accept a common and converging solution. In order to address the

Study Of Occupant Behavior To Increase Comfort And Reduce Energy Bills In Affordable Housing In Chennai (2020)
Niveditha P., Rajan Rawal

Abstract: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All scheme aims at providing affordable houses to all

Developing Solutions For Limiting Energy Consumption Of Buildings Due To Socio-Economic, Technological And Floor Space Evolutions (2020
Nikhil Yaduvanshi, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: This study is conducted to project the increase in energy consumption due to the change in floor

Enhancing Daylighting For A Coaching Institute Of 5 Floors Located In Solapur By Giving Retrofit Solutions In Consideration To Life Cycle Cost Analysis. (2020)
Mayuri Agrawal, Marshal Maskarenj, Poorva Keskar

Abstract: Today, the necessity of energy-efficient buildings is increasing continuously and along with it, understanding the electricity consumption

Rule Based Controls For Liquid Desiccant Flow Modulation (2020)
Mahesh Kumar, Yash Shukla

Abstract: India, as we know, is a rapidly developing country and is one of the most populated ones

Study Of Ventilation Types In Hospital Critical Environments And Their Impact On Energy Savings.(2020)
Krutika Sharma, Aalok Deshmukh

Abstract: With round- the-clock use and high occupancy in hospitals, the indoor air quality of the critical areas

Impact Of Stacking Outdoor AC Units On Building Energy Consumption (2020)
Krishna Patel, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: Growing urbanisation in India has led to the increasing development of high-rise buildings. To maintain the building

Daylight Performance Of Perforated Screen (2020)
Khushbu Bhatt, Jeevan Mohan

Abstract: The perforated screen is an architectural element/device that helps to protect from direct sunlight, allows visual contact,

Evaluation Of Daylight And Occupant Visual Discomfort In Instituional Buildings (2020)
Kaushik Jayaveeran, Marshal Maskarenj

Abstract: This research aims to validate the existing and widely used glare metrics for Indian context, namely, Visual

Energy Saving Potential Of Varied Sizes Of Office Spaces And Its Cost Implication (2020)
Gaurav Vakil, Autif Sayyed

Abstract: The aim of this research is to create an integrated decision-making strategy for achieving Net Zero Energy

Urban Energy Modelling For Ahmedabad (2020)
Anmol Mathur, Rajan Rawal, Pamela Fennell

Abstract: Urban building energy models (UBEM) are important data-driven tools to support sustainable design and operations of cities,

Development Of Simulation Data Visualization Framework For High-Performance Buildings (2019)
Yashima Jain, Prasad Vaidya, Saket Sarraf

Abstract: The building design community is challenged by continuously increasing energy demands, which are often combined with ambitious

Evaluating The UK-Building Performance Evaluation (UK–BPE) Methodology For Residential Buildings In India (2019)
Sahil Verma, Sanyogita Manu

Abstract: India’s energy demand is growing due to transforming economy. Lifestyle and consumption behavior is also changing with

Comparative Testing Of BQEET (Building Quick Energy Estimation Tool) That Quantifies The Reduction In Cooling Energy Due To Passive Strategies For 59 Indian Cities (2019)
Sanchi Pathella, Prasad Vaidya

Abstract: Earlier studies have used Thermal Autonomy (TA) and Residual Cooling Degree Days (RCDD) to estimate the cooling

Correlating Energy Efficiency, Environmental Impact And Ability To Provide Comfort For Room Air Conditioners (2019)
Nidhi Rai Jain, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: In India, the energy end-use is anticipated to increase by 56% from 2014 to 2050. It shares

Energy Use And Thermal Comfort In Affordable Housing In Ahmedabad, India: A Case Study (2019)
Garima Kamra, Sanyogita Manu

Abstract: ‘Housing for all – 2022’, a large-scale housing initiative was launched in 2015 by the Indian government

Evaluation & Analysis Of Indirect-Direct Evaporative Cooler (IDEC) In Hot-Dry Climate (2019)
Shoumik Desai, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: The commercial and residential sector demands high cooling requirement, which is mostly achieved by using conventional cooling

Analysis Of Flow Patterns Using Water-Table Apparatus By Varying The Model Scale (2019)
Vijay Chawan, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Natural Ventilation is one of the passive strategy for maintaining the occupant’s thermal comfort through fresh outdoor

Estimating Air Leakage For Star Rated Hotels In Ahmedabad Using Blower Door Method (2019)
Ankit Debnath, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: With a growing awareness of energy efficiency in the hotel industry by the Indian government and hoteliers,

Retrofitting An Existing School Building – A Case Of Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad (2018)
Vertika Srivastav, Swati Puchalapalli, Sanyogita Manu

Abstract: Retrofit of naturally ventilated educational building is an effective solution to the thermal and visual discomfort problems

Evaluation Of Daylight Performance Of The New Workshop Building At CEPT University, Ahmedabad (2018)
Vasudha Sunger, Prasad Vaidya

Abstract: India is experiencing urbanization at a faster rate, majority of building energy is consumed by cooling, ventilation

Estimation Of Ventilation Rates In Class-Rooms In Schools In Ahmedabad (2018)
Sandhiya Jayakumar, Michael Apte

Abstract: Prolonged exposure to indoor air pollution may affect the health, comfort and performance of the occupants. Failing to address Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems may lead to short-term health problems like-irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness,

Experimental Investigation Of The Terracotta Tubes Based Direct Evaporative Cooling System (2018)
Sahil priyadarshi, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Evaporative coolers have many applications in the fields of refrigeration, air-conditioning and power-plants. These systems typically work best under hot and dry climatic conditions. Studies have shown direct implications of operating parameters on cooling capacity, and cooling energy consumption.

Measuring Ventilation Rates & Leakage In Building Using Blower Door Method (2018)
Nikhilesh Singh Bist, Michael Apte

Abstract: Evaporative coolers have many applications in the fields of refrigeration, air-conditioning and power-plants. These systems typically work

Quantification Of Airflow Pattern In A Naturally Ventilated Building Simulated In A Water Table Apparatus (2018)
Pooja Shriram Mundhe, Rashmin Damle

Abstract: Today, most of the people spend 80-90% of the time indoors either in the office or at

Measuring Ventilation Rates & Leakage In Building Using Blower Door Method (2018)
Nikhilesh Singh Bist, Michael Apte

Abstract: The need to achieve thermal comfort in residences and strong dependence of air conditioning systems has led

Assessing Energy Savings And Payback Period For 2017 Version Of Energy Conservation Building Code Of India. (2018)
Mansi Parekh, Prasad Vaidya

Abstract: The revised version of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was published in June 2017 after ten years.

Evaluating Methodology For Performance Evaluation Of Non-Residential Buildings In India (2018)
Maaz Dixit, Sanyogita Manu, Rajat Gupta

Abstract: Buildings consume 33% of total energy (24% domestic and 9% commercial) in India and this is growing at 8% per annum. Reliance on unsustainable energy and increasing demand for energy is a major concern in buildings in India. Although

Quantifying The Cooling Energy Reduction Due To Three Passive Strategies For Indian Cities (2018)
Arjun Desai, Prasad Vaidya

Abstract: Building energy simulations are used for carrying out detailed calculations for the energy use prediction of the

Phase Change Material (PCM) Application In Walls And Its Impact On Energy Consumption, Thermal Comfort And Cost Benefit Analysis In Hot And Dry Climate (2017)
Shailee Goswami, Rajan Rawal

Abstract: The aim of this study is to demonstrate the impact of inside surface PCM application on walls

India’s Path To Low Carbon Building Stock: Estimating Energy Savings Potential For Commercial Building Stock (2017)
Kartikey Sharma, Saket Saraf

Abstract: The buildings sector in India accounts for a third of the total energy consumption of the country. Given the recent and anticipated economic growth in India, the sector is likely to play a more significant role in the energy

Passive Design Indices: Quantifying The Climatic Potential For Passive Design Strategies (2017)
Jaydeep Bhadra, Prasad Vaidya, Saket Saraf

Abstract: The study aims to develop indices to assess the potential of passive cooling strategies for a climate.

Energy And Thermal Comfort Evaluation Of Low Energy Cooling Systems: A Study For The Context Of Office Buildings (2017)
Dharini S. K., Rajan Rawal

Abstract: Low energy cooling systems are designed to consume less energy while providing adequate comfort levels. A report

Effectiveness Of Natural And Mechanical Ventilative Cooling In Residential Apartments In Hot And Dry And Temperate Climates Of India (2017)
Devna Vyas, Michael Apte

Abstract: The potential of cooling with natural ventilation and forced ventilation demands attention and scientific study in order

Technical Potential Of Integrating Evaporative Cooling System With Mechanical Cooling System In Hot & Dry Climate For Day Use Office Building In India (2017)
Bipinchandra Patel, Rashmin Damle, Michael Apte

Abstract: The aim of this work is to study the technical potential resulting from the integration

Evaporative cooling systems can be integrated with mechanical cooling system in many combinations. For the similar thermal comfort, hybrid system of mechanical cooling with DEC, IEC and IDEC help reduce VRF cooling system size by 29%, 20% and 38% respectively. HVAC energy is also reduced by 17%, 12% and 26% respectively. Similarly peak HVAC power is also reduced by 21%,12% and 27%.

Use of heat recovery device is justified in case of mechanical cooling only. Heat recovery devidce help reduce mechanical coolical cooling system by 31%, HVAC energy by 7% and peak HVAC power by 15%

Lighting Retrofit Of CEPT University: Enhancing Visual Comfort And Reducing Energy Consumption (2017)
Abdul Moeed Chaudhary, Prasad Vaidya

Abstract: The thesis is on lighting retrofit of CEPT University located in India. The research aims to reduce

Team Kill Bill 4.0 Runners Up At Divisional Category For Office Building Division (2021)

The SDI is a competition among postgraduate and undergraduate students from Indian institutions to empower the next generation to combat Climate Change in the building sector. The competition invites to innovate for net-zero-energy,

Team 0:0:0 Runners Up At Divisional Category In MultiFamily Housing Division(2021)

A net zero energy, multi-family housing project is a relatively less explored area in the building industry. A net zero energy and water design are even more so. Team 0:0:0 from CEPT University

MTech BEP Alumni Received Transloar Academy Internship (2021)

Sandhiya Jayakumar, M. Tech BEP alumni received Transloar Academy internship for the year 2020-21. Transsolar Academy is a one year program with six fellows from different parts of the world. The fellows for

MTech BEP Student Secured The Bronze Award At ASHRAE RAL (2021)

Ayushi Mishra, M. Tech student from Building Energy Performance program, secured the bronze award at a student competition organized by ASHRAE Region-at-Large (RAL) during Dec 2020 held at cape town (Hosted virtually). She

MTech BEP Team Shortlisted In Top 5 In ASHRAE LowDown ShoDown Competition (2020)

NetCarbon.IN, an integrated team of architects and engineers, worked together to create a 300,000 square foot, 15 story mixed-use building located in New York City. The challenge required the design of carbon-neutral building

MTech BEP Team Wins At ASHRAE Design Competition (2020)

The MTech BEP team of Shubham Solanki, Vardan Soi, Anmol Mathur and Nikhil Singh Yaduvanshi, has secured 3rd position at the ASHRAE Design Competition in the ‘Integrated Sustainable Building Design’ (ISBD) category. The ASHRAE Student Design Competition recognizes outstanding student

MTech BEP, CEPT University Alumni Receives A Fully-Funded Ph.D. Position At Concordia University, Canada (2020)

Kartikay Sharma, an alumnus of MTech BEP (2015-17) receives a four year fully-funded PhD position in Canada Excellence Research Chair in

Kartikay would pursue his PhD in Urban building energy modelling (UBEM) with focus on developing a support system to develop an integrated urban data and modelling platform to monitor and optimize energy performance and to plan zero-carbon strategies for cities.

MTech BEP Alumni Receives A Fully-Funded Ph.D. Position At Loughborough University, UK. (2020)

Jaydeep Bhadra, an alumnus of MTech BEP (2015-17) receives a four year fully-funded Ph.D. position in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE), at the School of Architecture, Building, and Civil Engineering of

MTech BEP Students Won The Merit Award Of ‘Architecture At Zero 2020’ (2020)

The students of MTech Building Energy Performance at CEPT University wins Merit Award of ‘Architecture at Zero 2020’. ‘Architecture at Zero’ is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals

MTech BEP Student Receives A Funded PhD Position At The University Of Colorado, Boulder (2020)

Saranya A, a Student of MTech BEP (2017-19) receives a four year funded PhD position at the Sustainable Buildings and Societies Laboratory (SBS Lab), at the University of Colorado Boulder, US. She will

MTech BEP Student Awarded The BHAVAN Internship 2020 By The Indo-US Science And Technology Forum (2020)

Anmol Mathur, a student of MTech Building Energy Performance program has been awarded the BHAVAN Scholarship to research Urban Energy Modelling at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA. The Department of Science and

Amravati Design Challenge – Small Scale Residential Development Scenarios (2019)

Anmol Mathur, Shubham Solanki and Vardan Soi, 1styear students in the M. Tech Building Energy Performance program won the 1st place at Amravati Design Challenge - Small Scale Residential Development Scenariosorganised by Andhra

M.Tech BEP Student Wins Competition At Jordan (2019)

Krutikaa Sharma, M. Tech student from Building Energy Performance program, has secured the first place at a student competition organized by ASHRAE Region-at-Large (RAL) during 27-29 Sep 2019 at Jordan. She represented ASHRAE’s Western India Chapter (WIC) at the event,
The title of her presentation was Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Healthcare facilities, where she also explained National and International IAQ standards for healthcare facilities, especially Operation Theatres. The presentation focused on ventilation systems exclusively associated with Operation theatres in hospitals and their respective performances and implications on Indoor Air Quality.
Krutikaa’s presentation explained national and international IAQ standards for healthcare facilities, especially Operation Theatres. To represent WIC at this platform, Krutikaa cleared earlier rounds where she competed with nine contenders representing other reputed universities at the chapter level on 6 Aug 2019, where she had represented CEPT University. The competition aimed at in-depth understanding and presentation skills focused on heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating (HVAC&R) topics.

M.Tech BEP Lead Team Kill Bill III Enter Finals Of US DOE Race To Zero Student Design Competition (2019)

Team Kill Bill from CEPT University, India, Team Kill Bill 3 upgrades the existing multifamily housing scenario in India, transforming it into a net-zero energy, low carbon and resource-efficient solution, catered specifically to

M.Tech BEP Student Awarded The BHAVAN Internship 2019 By The Indo-US Science And Technology Forum (2019)

Research topic: Development of Open source Validated Modelica models for Direct evaporative cooling system.
University: University of Colorado Boulder

ABSTRACT : Increasing income and preference of comfort conditions in India has resulted in a quick increase in energy demand

This paper aims to develop and validate Modelica DEC models. Two versions of the DEC models are developed and implemented in Modelica: one is a lumped model which is used in EnergyPlus and the other is a detailed physics-based model. The lumped model uses efficiency derived from a curve fit equation of the pad. Whereas the physical-based model accounts for mass flow rates, thermal and geometrical characteristics of the cooling pads to compute the heat and mass transfer. The model prediction is then compared to the measured data from literature. The results show that the mean absolute percentage error for the lumped model is 11% and for the physical-based model is 3%. Also, for different materials and pad configurations, the physical-based model has ±2 % error in the performance compared to experimental data from the literature. This model will be a potential contribution to the open source library.

M.Tech BEP Student Awarded The BHAVAN Internship 2019 By The Indo-US Science And Technology Forum (2019)

Research Topic: HDR Imaging for an IOT based to lighting and blind controls using a desktop monitor

MTech BEP Students Won 1st Place In ‘The Stellar Façade Design Competition For An IT Park’ (2018)

Anmol Mathur, Shubham Solanki and Vardan Soi, 1st year students in the M. Tech Building Energy Performance program won the 1st place at the Stellar Façade Design Competition for their entry on designing

M.Tech BEP Student Awarded The BHAVAN Internship 2018 By The Indo-US Science And Technology Forum (2018)

Research topic - Overall Thermal Transfer Value of Building Envelope
University - Arizona State University

Abstract: There is an ever-increasing demand of electricity in the residential sector of India which must be controlled. In this research work, we have

M.Tech BEP Lead Team Kill Bill Wins US DOE Race To Zero Student Design Competition (2017)

CEPT’s Team KILL BILL won the 1st place trophy in the Urban Single Family Housing category of US Department of Energy’s “Race to Zero” Competition. Team Kill Bill was led by students in

M.Tech BEP Student Awarded The BHAVAN Internship 2016 By The Indo-US Science And Technology Forum (2016)

Research topic- Developing Baseline Benchmark models for Energy Consumption
University - Centre for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesot

The focus of the study was to develop benchmark models for energy consumption for various building types and functions for

M.Tech BEP Student Selected For ECOSPERITY Young Leader’s Dialogue 2015, Singapore (2015)

Three students from CEPT University were selected for Ecosperity Young Leader’s Dialogue (EYLD) 2015 in Singapore on 18th & 19th September 2015 in Singapore, namely: Mohit Kapoor (Master of Urban & Regional Planning,

Operational, economic, and environmental impact assessment of existing DX-split systems in Hot and Dry climate by Sammit Pancholi
Evaluating the energy saving potential through occupant interaction by Amanda Santiyago
Effect of Relative humidity on Adaptive thermal comfort by Akshay Garg
Assessing the Impact of Sizing Methods on the Performance of Radiant Cooling Systems by Het Modi
Achieving Net-Zero Energy in High Rise Office Building in India and Its Cost Implications by Gaurav Vakil
Evaluation of Existing Glare Metrics for Indian Context by Kaushik Jayaveeran
Identification and Validation of Simulation Methodology to predict daylight performance of Perforated Screen (Jaali) by Khushbu Bhatt
Impact of Room Air Conditioner Outdoor Unit Placement Configuration on Energy Efficiency by Krishna Patel
Thermal comfort and Energy performance assessment for Faculty of Architecture building at CEPT post restoration by Archie Parakh
Assessing the indoor air quality in an intensive care unit of a hospital in a metropolitan city. by Krutikaa Sharma
Development of smart rule-based control algorithms for solid desiccant systems in Warm and Humid regions of India by Mahesh Jayachander
Enhancing Day Lighting For a Coaching Institute by Giving Retrofit Solutions Using a Luminance-Based Illuminance Approach. by Mayuri Agrawal
Developing Solutions for Limiting Energy Consumption of Buildings Due To Socio-Economic, Technological and Floor Space Evolutions by Nikhil Singh Yaduvanshi
Study of Energy Usage and Thermal comfort in Affordable housing in Chennai by Niveditha Paulraj
Evaluating the Scope of Energy Reduction by Cooling the Office Spaces Using Low Energy Cooling Systems by Shubham Solanki
Automation and Operational Optimization of Venetian Blinds Based Façade for User Comfort: A Simulation-Based Framework by Sreejith Jayaram
Tree Shading Factor as Input for Thermal Models through Hemispherical Photography by Suyashi Srivastava
Adaptive Façade Design for Users’ Visual Comfort by Thoudam Siddarth
Estimating the Effect of Air Infiltration Rate on RETV Values: On-Site Measurements and Energy Simulations by Utkarsh Mathur
Spatial & Temporal Thermal Maps for Naturally ventilated Indoor space: Developing a methodology using currently available tools to plot Operative Temperature for naturally ventilated indoor spaces by Vardan Soi
Hygrothermal Performance of Lime Plastered Naturally Ventilated Spaces by Vismaya Paralkar
Supported by:

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Govt. of India, Gujarat Energy Development Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development iNDEXTb (Industrial Extension Bureau) Govt. of Gujarat, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi