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Thermally Comfortable Affordable Housing: A Study On Residential Building Code In India (2021)
Sneha Asranil, Rajan Rawal, Yash Shukla, Peter Graham, Priyanka Bhanushali, Arjun Desai
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On an average, India has more than 3000 Cooling Degree Days (CDD). The multifamily public housing being constructed under India’s Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY) is aimed at providing formal housing to the society’s Economic Weaker Section (EWS). It is essential that this housing delivers thermally comfortable indoors to the



Keyword: PMAY, Residential Building Code, Eco Niwas Samhita, Adaptive Thermal Comfort
Presented at: International Building Performance Simulation Association -An IBPSA-AIRAH conference, November 2011, Sydney. Conference proceedings are available on: http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2011/P_1530.pdf



Urban Form And Energy Consumption In Wastewater Management: Case Study Of Ahmedabad (2021)
Srushti Thakur, Mona Iyer, Palak Patel, Sachin. S, Rajan Rawal
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Abstract: Municipal services account for 4% of the total electricity consumption in India. In wastewater management value chain, 40% - 80% of the operational expenditure is on electricity. Conventionally, energy efficiency studies and interventions focus on electro-mechanical aspects of pumping assets.This research assesses and establishes empirical relationships between urban form

Key Words: Wastewater management; Energy efficiency; Energy consumption; Urban form;Urban planning;Sustainable cities
Presented at: ICWSS21: International eConference on Water Source Sustainability Roorkee, India, June 18-20, 2021


Keyword: Key Words: Wastewater management; Energy efficiency; Energy consumption; Urban form;Urban planning;Sustainable cities
Presented at: Presented at: ICWSS21: International eConference on Water Source Sustainability Roorkee, India, June 18-20, 2021



Urban Planning And Energy Consumption In Storm Water Management: Case Study Of Ahmedabad (2021)
Sakshi Sharma, Mona Iyer, Palak Patel, Sachin. S, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: Abstract: Rapid urbanization has resulted in fast development and stress on the water cycle and energy consumption. Increased built and paved surfaces lead to increased surface runoff and urban flooding. This also increases the inflow in conduit-based, electromechanical stormwater systems of a city, resulting in more energy consumption. This research

City Level Fuel Energy Efficiency In Municipal Solid Waste Collection: A Case Of Ahmedabad (2020)
Sneha Bhattacharyya, Mona Iyer, Sachin.S, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: Abstract: Efficient service delivery in the Municipal Solid Waste Management sector by default implies regular waste removal from the habitation to a treat-ment or disposal facility. In the 21st century, such service delivery in large cit-ies demands on the deployment of motorised vehicles for the transport of waste. However, the

Building Level Energy Consumption In Water Services For The City Of Ahmedabad (2020)
Palak Patel, Mona Iyer, Sachin.S, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: Abstract: The initiatives taken for energy efficiency in India have largely focused on street lighting, water pumping for irrigation, energy-intensive industries, and the building sector. Studies on the building sector have explored the relationship between built form and energy consumption in terms of solar energy, heat energy demand, and passive

City Specific Dynamics Of Energy, Environment And Comfort For Room Air Conditioner Performance (2020)
Nidhi Rai Jain, Rajan Rawal
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Abstract: Final energy use for cooling in buildings has tripled between 1990 and 2016 to 2020 terawatt hours. Excluding China and Japan, India accounts for about 28% of


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Presented at: ENERGISE INDIA 2020, At Hyderabad



Three Sides Of Coin: Connecting Cooling Capacity, Environmental Impact And Comfort (2019)
Nidhi Rai Jain, Rajan Rawal
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Abstract: In India, the energy end-use is anticipated to increase by 56% from 2014 to 2050. It shares 12% of total carbon emissions in the world by Room


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Presented at: 7th International Conference on Energy Research and Development 2019, At Kuwait



A Simplified Method For Estimating Cooling Energy Savings Due To Passive Strategies For Indian Cities (2019)
Arjun Desai, Prasad Vaidya, Sanchi Pathela
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Abstract: Different methods are used for calculating the energy consumption of buildings. While the heat balance method, weighing factor method and thermal network methods are complex and require


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Presented at: Building Simulation conference held at Rome – Sep 2019



Impact Of Building Energy Code At City Level Energy Consumption – A Study In The Context Of Ahmedabad, India (2019)
Rajan Rawal, Kartikay Sharma, Himani Pandya
Abstract: Abstract: This paper demonstrates the impact of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), India implementation in the city of Ahmedabad India. The study uses available administrative and property tax data from the local government in conjunction with building energy simulation to estimate the benefits of various energy conservation measures (ECM) proposed

Strategic Framework For Net Zero Energy Campus In India: A Case Of CEPT University Campus (2016)
Amiya Behera, Yash Shukla, Rajan Rawa
Abstract: Absract: 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. This study attempts to evaluate feasibility of CEPT University campus – an academic, research and development facility located in hot and dry climate zone

Residential Buildings In India: Energy Use Projections And Savings Potentials (2015)
Yash Shukla, Rajan Rawal, Sophie Shnapp
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Abstract: As energy consumption from residential buildings is predicted to rise by more than eight times by 2050, it is of vital importance for India to develop energy-efficiency


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Presented at: ECEEE 2015 Summer Study on energy efficiency Conference proceedings are available on: http://proceedings.eceee.org/visabstrakt.php?event=5&doc=6-020-15



Approach To Building Energy Codes Implementation In India (2015)
Rajan Rawal, Prasad Vaidya, Sanyogita Manu
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Abstract: Various works carried out by Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, has been discussed in this paper. The objective


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Presented at: International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (ICEEB), December 17-18, New Delhi, 2015. Conference proceedings are available on: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/india/docs/ICEEB%202015_Compendium.pdf



ECOnirman & Third Party Assessors: Innovative Approaches To Energy Code Compliance And Enforcement In India (2013)
Rajan Rawal, Vinay Ghatti, Sanyogita Manu, Smita Chandiwala, Prasad Vaidya
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Abstract: Compliance with Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of India can save up to 1.7 billion kWh annually. ECBC enforcement poses significant challenges to local governments who are


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Presented at: eceee 2013 Summer Study, France. Conference proceedings are available on: http://proceedings.eceee.org/visabstrakt.php?event=3&doc=5A-518-13



BS2013 – Deployment Of Energy Simulation For Design Of Voluntary Window Labeling Program In India (2013)
Rajan Rawal, Srijan Didwania, Yash Shukla, Sanyogita Manu, Purvi Panchal
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Abstract: India has experienced an average economic growth of 10% since 1991 leading to the establishment of new commercial buildings. Amongst other initiatives, Indian government enacted the Energy


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Presented at: 13th International IBPSA Conference - BS2013, At Chambery, France Conference proceedings are available on: http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2013/p_1469.pdf



Energy Code Enforcement For Beginners: A Tiered Approach To Energy Code In India (2012)
Rajan Rawal, Prasad Vaidya, Vinay Ghatt
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Abstract: In the next 18 years, India will add 67% of the floor space projected for 2030, or about 2.3 billion square meters. Buildings consume 33% of total


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Presented at: ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, USA, 2012 Conference proceedings are available on: http://aceee.org/files/proceedings/2012/data/papers/0193-000113.pdf



Thermal Performance Of Vegetation On Urban Microclimate (2011)
Jalpa Gandhi, Rajan Rawal
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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. High-rise, high density


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Presented at: 5th International Conference on Energy Research and Development. Kuwait.2012



An Initial Parametric Evaluation Of The Impact Of The Energy Conservation Building Code Of India On Commercial Building Sector (2011)
Sanyogita Manu, Justin Wong, Rajan Rawal
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Abstract: The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched in India in May 2007 under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. It offers two compliance approaches - Prescriptive and


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Presented at: International Building Performance Simulation Association -An IBPSA-AIRAH conference, November 2011, Sydney.



Integration Of Solar Photovoltaics: To Suffice Interior Lighting Energy Consumption Of Office Buildings In Ahmedabad – An Approach Towards Zero Lighting Energy Consumption (2011)
Ashima Charnalia, Jyotirmay Mathur and Rajan Rawal
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Abstract: 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


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Presented at: International Building Performance Simulation Association -An IBPSA-AIRAH conference, November 2011, Sydney. Conference proceedings are available on: http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2011/P_1628.pdf



Potential Savings In Lighting Energy Due To Advancement In Indian Standard Time: An Enquiry In Context OF COMMERCIAL Office Spaces In India. (2011)
Padmini Rajaram, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: Abstract: Indian Standard Time (IST) is calculated with reference to 82.5° E longitude and the difference of +0530 hours from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The permanent advancement of IST was proposed in the previous study from +0530 to +0600 hours with reference to 90° E longitude and is estimated to

Architectural Curriculum Enhancement For Promoting Sustainable Built Environment In India (2010)
Sanyogita Manu, Anurag Bajpai, Satish Kumar, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: Abstract: The world today is grappling with the challenge of balancing development through responsible use of natural resources. The challenge only becomes more pronounced for developing economies like India, where improving the quality of life of the masses needs to be mindful of already starved natural resources. To this effect,

Hygrothermal Performance Of Lime And Cement Plaster. (2021)
Nikita Khatri, Rashmin Damle, Rajan Rawal
Abstract:  Hygrothermal behavior in materials can impact the energy consumption and thermal comfort of the building space. Commonly, cement plaster is used for plastering surfaces of a building space instead of the traditionally employed lime plaster. With this context, the objective of this study was to evaluate the hygrothermal performance of cement

Occupant Interaction With External Shading System In Residential Buildings Of Ahmedabad (2021)
Snowy Christophel S, Minu Agarwal, Rajan Rawal
Abstract: As per the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) during the last two decades heat waves accounted for 5.6% of the all the disaster related global fatalities. Several cities have established heat wave management task forces that warn and prepare people for upcoming heat waves by various mitigation

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