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Energy Efficient Building Envelope & Ventilation Strategies for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings in India

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Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Energy Efficient Building Envelope & Ventilation Strategies for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings in India

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

A survey of electricity use in middle class multi-family housing shows that electricity use for cooling and ventilation accounts for 30-60% of the annual electricity consumption. Thus, the new residential building stock should be designed to maximize thermal comfort, and to minimize energy requirement for cooling and ventilation.

This paper is based on research on energy use in dwellings and energy modelling of typical spaces in dwellings. The paper presents key strategies for designing energy efficient multi-storey residential buildings based on results of integrating energy efficient envelope and ventilation strategies in sample bedrooms of 3 multi-storey residential projects located at Indore (composite climate), Chennai (warm and humid climate) and Rajkot (composite climate). The experience from these 3 projects shows that a reduction in peak operative temperatures in a range of 4 - 7°C is possible by implementing these strategies.

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