The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) facilitates the CSB programme.
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Under the project ‘Training Program on Innovative Construction Technologies & Thermal Comfort in Affordable Housing’ within CSB, Center for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy, CRDF, CEPT University is offering training programs on thermal comfort for affordable housing called ‘Resilient, Affordable and Comfortable Housing Through National Action (RACHNA)’. These training programs will acquaint the larger audience with the nuances of thermal comfort through a multi-layered understanding of the phenomenon and low or no-cost interventions. It will lend depth to the knowledge of professionals and technical officials at various levels of government involved in implementation of relevant policies and codes for affordable housing.
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana PMAY-U facilitated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) aims to add 11 million dwelling units adding another 360 million square meters of construction. With a five-fold increase in buildings from 2015 to 2050, residential sector is projected to contribute 36.5% to the total electricity consumption in 2032. Expected increase in appliance ownership and cooling needs contributing to this dominance mean that thermal comfort is an imperative consideration in new construction.
Reduced embodied energy, improved consumption patterns and increased cost savings can be achieved by enacting energy efficiency in buildings. The development of Eco-Niwas Samhita 2018 (ENS) for multi-story residential buildings, and India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) in collaboration with other stakeholders reflect India’s efforts towards meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7,9, 11 and 13.
The efforts of staff members of local, State, and Central government bodies, building material manufacturers, Architects & Engineers, Financing bodies and Green Building certification bodies and other relevant stakeholders can be amplified through a centralized platform. A one-stop national repository containing information on government policies and their progress, concepts of thermal comfort and physiology, case studies on housing and comfort, design and technological innovations that bolster thermal comfort is the need of the hour. Additionally, organized professional trainings to disseminate this streamlined knowledge will impact a larger audience, inclusive of decision-makers and homeowners.
Work Package 1 – Content development of training
Work Package 2 – Delivery of Training Modules
Work Package 3 – Development of online learning platform with integrated e-modules
Work Package 4 – Training of Trainers
Work Package 5 – Gamification of training modules on e-learning platform