Certificate Course on High Performance Buildings

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) and Eco Niwas Samhita 2018 for residential buildings. The recently launched India Cooling action plan mandates thermal comfort to be incorporated in the upcoming building stock.

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

• Environmental governance for built sector with focus on codes and impact assessment

• Energy Conservation Building Code (Commercial) and Eco Niwas Samhita (Residential)

• Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – overview, issues and progress in states.

• Human thermal comfort

• Introduction to Building Material and Technology Promotion Council’s compendium of building materials and construction technologies.

• Understanding building envelope and its material properties

• Daylighting and its components

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

• Water-Energy interface

• Introduction to water and energy-efficient fixtures, controls, systems and techniques

COURSE FEES: Rs. 26,400 / participant (single room) 20,000 / participant (shared room) Group Discounts available. (Course fee includes tution fee, external expert lecture , training materials, boarding and lodging, Transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)

COURSE DURATION: September 3rd-6th, 2019 (participants are expected to be in Delhi a day in advance)

TIMING: 9:30 – 17:30

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

August 25th 2019

Classroom lectures, case studies, class exercises, Hands-on training on software and discussions

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

For registration click here

Sugeet Grover,
 Programme Officer,
Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme
Centre for Science and Environment,
Core 6A, Fourth Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Ph: 91-011-2464 5334 / 5335 (Ext. 116)
Mobile : +919818443366 
Email: sugeet.grover@cseindia.org