Energy-efficient Buildings in India

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Accelerated urbanization imposes immense pressure on the dwindling energy sources and fragile ecosystems. Yet, the resource crunch confronting energy supplies can be alleviated if we design and develop future buildings by incorporating sound concepts of energy efficiency and sustainability.

Covering 41 projects from India s various climatic zones, this book provides thorough insights into the context, techniques, and benefits of energy-efficient buildings. The projects highlight design responses to varied climatic conditions, appropriate materials and construction methods, implementation of energy-efficient systems, and effective utilization of renewable energy to reduce pressure on grid power.

This book will inspire architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, and students to build for a better tomorrow.

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....Sun, light and everything right....cuts energy costs in building. A book from TERI analyses 41 such structures. The Economic Times

...This book provides through insights into the contexts, techniques, and benefits of energy-efficient buildings. The Hindustan Times

...This book deserves credit for its racy and lucid language. Every project is effectively interspersed with diagrams and photographs. The Hindu Business Lines

...Energy-Efficient Buildings in India is a welcome attempt to document a few representative pioneering examples of the building designed and constructed in India from the point of view of energy conservation and its efficient use. Construction Journal of India

...a laudable attempt.... in providing answers to our energy needs. Illustrations and graphics effectively reinforce the concepts of the authors and are tastefully composed....a useful reference book for students of architecture, the professionals, the builder and the layman. Architecture + Design (A Journal of Indian Architecture)

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Energy efficiency in architecture: an overview of design concepts and architectural interventions / Climatic zone: cold and cloudy, Climatic zone: cold and sunny (Degree College and Hill Council Complex / Climatic zone: composite / Climatic zone: hot and dry / Climatic zone: moderate / Climatic zone: warm and humid / Appendices

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