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Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Warm-Humid Climate
28 Nov, 2016
Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Warm-Humid Climate

Launch Date
: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Warm-Humid climate” was inaugurated on 28th November 2016 by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines at the BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design.

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Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Warm-Humid Climate

Launch Date
: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Warm-Humid climate” was inaugurated on 28th November 2016 by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines at the BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design.

The design guidelines provide 14 recommendations on energy-efficiency features for consideration at the design stage of multi-storey residential buildings. Listed below are the six sections under which these recommendations are featured in.

 

i. Building massing and spatial configuration (Recommendations 1–2) 
ii. Building envelope (Recommendations 3–5) 
iii. Space cooling (Recommendations 6–9) 
iv. Appliances (Recommendation 10) 
v. Common services (Recommendations 11–13) 
vi. Renewable energy integration (Recommendation 14)
 
The guidelines are aimed at builders, developers, architects and other building-sector professionals involved in the design and construction of multi-storey residential buildings.

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28 Nov, 2016

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Booklet on Thermal Insulation of Buildings for Energy Efficiency
28 Nov, 2016

Booklet on Thermal Insulation of Buildings for Energy Efficiency

Launch Date: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

This publication looks at various important aspects related to building insulation materials, from the principles of building science to the application of materials in buildings. It carries the specifications and testing standards of building insulation materials developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and the prescriptive compliance...
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Booklet on Thermal Insulation of Buildings for Energy Efficiency

Launch Date: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

This publication looks at various important aspects related to building insulation materials, from the principles of building science to the application of materials in buildings. It carries the specifications and testing standards of building insulation materials developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and the prescriptive compliance requirements for using insulation in commercial buildings covered under the Energy Conservation Building Code (2007), Ministry of Power. It also addresses several important issues related to insulation materials and the salient initiatives undertaken by BEEP. It provides practice-oriented background information for building designers, architects, and various other stakeholders in the building construction industry. 

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28 Nov, 2016

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Template Guideline
20 Sep, 2016

Guidelines for Energy-Efficient & Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka

Launch Date20 Sept, 2016 

Venue
Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

BEEP has been working with PWD, Karnataka for the past three years on various aspects of energy efficient building design. Several design workshops have been conducted to develop energy-efficient design of specific public buildings, such as, District Court and...
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Guidelines for Energy-Efficient & Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka

Launch Date20 Sept, 2016 

Venue
Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

BEEP has been working with PWD, Karnataka for the past three years on various aspects of energy efficient building design. Several design workshops have been conducted to develop energy-efficient design of specific public buildings, such as, District Court and District Office buildings. This knowledge has now been brought together in the form of a publication, titled “Guidelines for Energy-Efficient and Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka”. The guidelines have been developed keeping in view different climatic regions found in Karnataka and provides a step by step approach to designing efficient buildings. It is hoped that the guidelines will be useful for architects, engineers, building project managers, etc.




The content of the guidelines covers the following topics:
 
i. Integrated design process 
ii. Climate analysis for Karnataka 
iii. Climate responsive design 
iv. Efficient cooling systems 
v. Solar energy integration 

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04 Oct, 2016

2015

Training manuals
19 Jun, 2015

Training Manual on Measuring the characteristics of Thermal Properties of Building Insulation Materials

Launch Date19th June, 2015  

Venue
India Habitat Centre, Delhi

Under the Component 2: Technical assistance for developing building material testing infrastructure, BEEP is working towards creating adequate testing facilities for building insulation material. Prof. Claud-Alain Roulet, a senior Swiss expert has...

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Training Manual on Measuring the characteristics of Thermal Properties of Building Insulation Materials

Launch Date19th June, 2015  

Venue
India Habitat Centre, Delhi

Under the Component 2: Technical assistance for developing building material testing infrastructure, BEEP is working towards creating adequate testing facilities for building insulation material. Prof. Claud-Alain Roulet, a senior Swiss expert has developed a training manual to test the thermal properties of building insulation. This manual is aimed for training professionals working in these lab facilities. This manual was launched on 19th June 2015 by H.E. Dr. Linus von Castelmur, Ambassador of Switzerland to India & Bhutan in New Delhi.

Completed Charrette Projects
08 Sep, 2015

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Aranya Bhawan, the new office building of the Rajasthan Forest Department in Jaipur, was one of the first projects selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in December 2012. The project was implemented by the Rajasthan State Road Development and Construction Corporation Limited (RSRDC) and was inaugurated on 23 March 2015 by the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Honorable Chief Minister of...

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The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Aranya Bhawan, the new office building of the Rajasthan Forest Department in Jaipur, was one of the first projects selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in December 2012. The project was implemented by the Rajasthan State Road Development and Construction Corporation Limited (RSRDC) and was inaugurated on 23 March 2015 by the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

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06 Jul, 2017

2014

Residential Guidelines
02 Sep, 2014

Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Composite and Hot-Dry Climates

Launch Date: 02 Sept, 2014 

Venue
: DRDO Bhawan, Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Composite and Hot-dry Climates” has been developed under the component-3 of Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The design guidelines provide 15 recommendations on energy-efficiency features for consideration at the design stage of multi-storey residential buildings. Listed below are the six sections under which...
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Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Composite and Hot-Dry Climates

Launch Date: 02 Sept, 2014 

Venue
: DRDO Bhawan, Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Composite and Hot-dry Climates” has been developed under the component-3 of Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The design guidelines provide 15 recommendations on energy-efficiency features for consideration at the design stage of multi-storey residential buildings. Listed below are the six sections under which these recommendations are featured in.
 
i. Building massing and spatial configuration (Recommendations 1–3) 
ii. Building envelope (Recommendations 4–6) 
iii. Space cooling (Recommendations 7–10) 
iv. Appliances (Recommendation 11) 
v. Common services (Recommendations 12–14) 
vi. Renewable energy integration (Recommendation 15)
 
The guidelines are aimed at builders, developers, architects and other building-sector professionals involved in the design and construction of multi-storey residential buildings.

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Brochure - Design Guidelines For Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
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02 Sep, 2014

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Full Document - Design Guidelines For Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
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02 Sep, 2014

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Presentation - Design Guidelines For Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
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02 Sep, 2014

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Swiss building case studies
14 Mar, 2014

The compilation of Swiss building case studies shows one of the lowest energy consuming buildings in Europe. The projects exhibit integration of innovative passive and active Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.  The project team used Integrated Design Process (IDP) and of state-of-the-art energy simulation tools for developing project specific energy efficiency concepts.

The compilation of Swiss building case studies shows one of the lowest energy consuming buildings in Europe. The projects exhibit integration of innovative passive and active Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.  The project team used Integrated Design Process (IDP) and of state-of-the-art energy simulation tools for developing project specific energy efficiency concepts.

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Rolex Learning Centre, Lausanne
Uploaded Date: 
14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Net zero energy building
  • The solar tracking blue glass slats on the façade control the sunshine entering the building.
  • Use of triple glazing with PUF insulated wooden frame.
  • Integration of natural ventilation with ground source heat pump and equipment waste heat for heating the building.
  • Use of evacuated solar collectors for hot water usage.
  • Use of photovoltaic for generating electricity.
  • Installation of Earth Air Tunnels for pre-conditioning of the air for HVAC.
Telecommunications and IT Building, Lausanne Institute of Technology
Uploaded Date: 
14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Double skin with controlled ventilated façade system
  • Extensive harvesting of daylight
  • External shading louvers
  • Double glazing with Low-e coating
  • Exposed building thermal inertia
  • Heat recovery in the air handling unit
Federal Office of Statistics, Neuchâtel
Uploaded Date: 
14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Controlled natural ventilation through stack effect.
  • Tower has double skin with controlled ventilation
  • Shaded north glazing at the top floor
  • Solar water heating collectors used for seasonal storage.
  • Use of equipment heat for heating of building during winters.
  • Daylighting and energy efficient pedestal light with motion sensor
  • Dual recovery wheel for temperature and humidity
  • Green roofs planted with local vegetation.
Migros Marin Centre, Commercial Centre, Marin
Uploaded Date: 
14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Natural ventilation of the central mall in mid-season and summer and mechanical ƒƒventilation with heat recovery in winter.
  • Use of building thermal inertia
  • Slab cooling for base heating and cooling load.
  • ƒ Efficient building envelope.
  • ƒƒ Effective day lighting
  • Use of free cooling with evaporative cooling towers whenever possible.
  • High-performance cooling plant
  • Demand control ventilation
Credit Suisse Uetlihof 2, Zurich
Uploaded Date: 
14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Low overall energy demand for heating, warm-water, ventilation and lighting (MINERGIE-P®).
  • Ecological construction and healthy indoor conditions (MINERGIE-ECO®).
  • ƒƒ Innovative radiant cooling ceiling panels.ƒ
  • ƒ Efficient daylight design.
  • Use of internal waste heat from data centre for heating.
  • ƒƒ External movable blinds.
  • ƒƒ Double skin façade – inside skin with triple glazing.
  • ƒƒ Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting with sensors and controls.
  • ƒƒ Free cooling with evaporative cooling towers whenever possible.
Forum Chriesbach — EAWAG, Dubendorf
Uploaded Date: 
14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Net zero energy building
  • The solar tracking blue glass slats on the façade control the sunshine entering the building.
  • Use of triple glazing with PUF insulated wooden frame.
  • Integration of natural ventilation with ground source heat pump and equipment waste heat for heating the building.
  • Use of evacuated solar collectors for hot water usage.
  • Use of photovoltaic for generating electricity.
  • Installation of Earth Air Tunnels for pre-conditioning of the air for HVAC.
Charrette case studies
12 Mar, 2014

One of the key objectives of BEEP is to help Indian builders and developers in adopting new processes, tools and technologies for designing energy-efficient buildings. BEEP provides the expertise of senior Swiss and Indian architects and engineers to assist in developing the energy concept for selected commercial design projects, promoted by private and public sector builders and developers. The support that BEEP offers includes conducting an integrated design charrette (4 day design workshop) and continued technical support till the schematic design is achieved.

Till November 2013, 6 commercial building projects (6 private sector and 2 public sector projects) were selected for...

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One of the key objectives of BEEP is to help Indian builders and developers in adopting new processes, tools and technologies for designing energy-efficient buildings. BEEP provides the expertise of senior Swiss and Indian architects and engineers to assist in developing the energy concept for selected commercial design projects, promoted by private and public sector builders and developers. The support that BEEP offers includes conducting an integrated design charrette (4 day design workshop) and continued technical support till the schematic design is achieved.

Till November 2013, 6 commercial building projects (6 private sector and 2 public sector projects) were selected for the charrette assistance. BEEP provided technical inputs through charrette for improving their energy performance by 25 - 47%.

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Integrated Design Charrette for IIIDEM in Noida
Uploaded Date: 
06 Jul, 2017

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26,240 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Dry stone cladding with air gap and insulated glazing to reduce heat gain inside the building.
  • Non-occupied spaces (like staircase, machine rooms, toilets etc.) on the south-west face of the block.
  • Free cooling, incorporating the use of ambient air for cooling whenever suitable.
  • Heat recovery wheel (effectiveness 75%) to reduce the energy consumption for cooling the fresh air.
  • Use of high performance water cooled chillers with better part load performance instead of air-cooled chillers. Automated control on the chiller to raise the chilled water temperature (gliding chilled water temperature) as per the cooling load.
  • Solar hot water generation for kitchen.
  • Renewable electricity generation through roof-top solar photovoltaics
Integrated Design Charrette for Jupiter Hospital in Pune
Uploaded Date: 
06 Jul, 2017

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26580 m2
Climate type: Warm and Humid

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • 150 mm AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) blocks was proposed to replace 230 mm brick wall
  • Roof insulation of 100 mm extruded polystyrene was proposed for uninsulated roof
  • Proposed high performance glazing for windows in place of double clear glass
  • Installing the heat recovery wheel of effectiveness of 0.75 (sensible and latent) in all AHU units
  • Free cooling the zones whenever outside temperatures are below set point temperatures
  • Gliding the chilled water temperature at part loads + Energy Efficient chiller selection
  • Using condenser water to reheat the supply air where reheat units are provided
Integrated Design Charrette for Information Technology Park in Haryana
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 71,500 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Free cooling for ventilation
  • Utilizing DG exhaust for cooling through VAM (vapour absorption machine)
  • Integration of photovoltaic
Integrated Design Charrette for Information Technology Park in Madhya Pradesh
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 100,000 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Microclimate development to reduce heat island effect
  • Orientation and solar protection
  • Reorganization of spaces for daylighting
  • Thermal inertia
  • Free cooling and night cooling Indirect adiabatic two-stage evaporative cooling
  • Efficiency of axial fan at cooling tower
  • Lower pressure losses in hydronic circuits
  • Energy efficiency measures for chillers
  • Chilled beams with dedicated outdoor air system
  • Hydronic free cooling with passive chilled beams
Integrated Design Charrette for Public Office Building in Karnataka
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 80,000 m2
Climate type: Moderate

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Façade orientation, window and shading design
  • Maximizing daylight in the office area
  • Improving the quality of space
  • Thermal inertia
  • Low energy seasonal cooling strategies
  • Energy efficiency measures for chillers
  • Gliding temperature at evaporator and condenser of chillers
  • Variable speed drives on chillers
Integrated Design Charrette for Private Office Building in Karnataka
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 65,000 m2
Climate type: Moderate

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Analysis of photovoltaic canopy potential for on-site solar electricity production
  • Strategies of efficient façade
  • Use of efficient lighting fixtures, daylight integration, and best practices
  • Use of efficient chillers at part load
  • Dedicated dehumidification chillers for fresh air and seprate chiller with elevated chilled water temperature (12 °C) to meet space sensible load
  • Free cooling and night ventilation
  • Gliding temperature at evaporator and condenser of chillers
  • Variable speed drives on chillers
Integrated Design Charrette for Public Office in Rajasthan
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 14,000 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • External wall insulation to meet ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) norms
  • Efficient glazing to meet ECBC norms
  • Roof insulation to meet ECBC norms
  • High efficiency water-cooled chillers
  • Reorganization of spaces to maximize daylighting
  • Natural ventilation and passive downdraft evaporative cooling in the common area
  • Reduction in glazed area in the common core Integration of solar photovoltaic
  • Solar water heater for guest house
Integrated Design Charrette for Commercial Development in Maharashtra
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 23,000 m2
Climate type: Warm and humid

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Insulation on the roof
  • Photovoltaic canopy at the terrace
  • External movable blinds southern and northern façades of office towers with light shelves and operable windows for ventilation
  • Fixed shading devices for the eastern and western façades of lower levels
  • Efficient glazing
  • Natural ventilation and night cooling
  • Water-cooled split DX system instead of air-cooled systems
  • Centralized water-cooled systems
  • Indirect evaporative cooling for fresh air in common spaces