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A Case Study on Design of Thermally Comfortable Affordable Housing in Composite Climate: Simulation Results and Monitored Performance

With the growing urbanization that India is seeing, affordable housing has been a priority for the building sector and the government. The focus of current affordable housing projects should be on an acceptable level of thermal comfort for the occupant without the use of air conditioning. This paper presents a case study of integrating energy efficient envelope and ventilation strategies in Smart Ghar, the Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana (PMAY) affordable housing project in Rajkot, Gujarat.