Building Energy Modeling & Advisory Project (BEMAP)

PREMISE

India is yet to build 70% of the buildings that will exist in 2030. Cooling the interiors of these buildings through conventional air-conditioning would mean a 700% increase in the number of residential air-conditioners, from 32 million in 2015 to 225 million in 2035, and a 1150% increase in commercial ACs from 9 Million-TR in 2015 to 104 Million-TR in 2035. Alarmingly, the power required to run artificial cooling systems (ACs) in Indian commercial and residential buildings would require 1010 additional power plants by the year 2030. If nothing is done to avert this scenario, ACs installed in Indian commercial and residential buildings would emit, 338 MT CO2e by the year 2030 (approximately 12% of GHG emissions in 2010 ). One of the main reasons behind this is that architects and HVAC engineers continue to adopt unsustainable building practices. Moving away from traditional building practices and an absolute disregard towards context and climate has led to the creation of an energy guzzling building stock in India.

CORE OFFERINGS

The Building Energy Modeling & Advisory Project (BEMAP) challenges this status quo by training the people who will make a difference: architects and HVAC consultants.

ARCHITECTS learn how environmental factors affect a buildings performance, master the use of quantified data to design sustainable buildings, and understand pathways to incorporate energy efficiency at each level of the building design process.

HVAC CONSULTANTS learn to predict the thermal behaviour of buildings prior to their construction and to simulate various sustainable cooling technologies to see how they lead to the same indoor temperatures with lower energy consumption. Relatively accurate prediction of thermal loads in buildings will reduce the practice of oversizing cooling equipment, thus saving energy.

Two type of workshops have been created- One for Architects and One for HVAC Consultants. Each 3 day workshop will be held once a year for both architects and engineers in five major cities, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.

Events under BEMAP

3-day Building Energy Modeling Advisory Workshop for Professional Architects

A three day immersive workshop on building energy modeling software and building science principles to inculcate sustainability in architectural design processes.

WORKSHOP TAKEAWAYS
•Model new and existing building and systems with the full range of physics
•Evaluate, select, use, calibrate and interpret the results of energy modeling software where applied to building and systems energy performance and economics
•Learn building science principles of heat transfer, solar geometry & shading, climate analysis & psychrometry
•Understand how to achieve thermal comfort with passive design strategies and sustainable cooling technologies

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Round-table discussion for Architects, HVAC Consultants, Professors and ther stakeholders from Real Estate

A brainstorming session between architects, HVAC engineers, technology providers and real-estate developers to identify opportunities and gaps in moving towards sustainably cooled buildings in India.

We hope to enable dialogue between concerned stakeholders to help integrate sustainable design principles and BEM into early design processes to decrease building cooling loads and subsequently adopt sustainable cooling technologies. Tools that are currently available and under development to aid this process will also be discussed. The expected outcome of the round-table is the creation of a specific set of action-points that can be applied by participants in their respective work processes.

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Past Workshops

BEMAP Workshops conducted:

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 02 - 04 September 2016, Chennai

Cooling Buildings Sustainably Round-table Discussion, 28 May 2016, Pune

A half day session between architects, HVAC engineers, building energy modellers, builder-developers and other stakeholders from the building industry to understand what works and what doesn’t in integrating sustainable cooling in buildings in India

Organized by: The Fairconditioning Programme

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 25 - 27 March 2016, Bangalore

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 04 - 06 March 2016, Delhi/NCR

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 19 - 21 February 2016, Pune

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 12 - 14 February 2016, Mumbai

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 27 - 29 November 2015, Bangalore

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 21 - 23 August, 2015, Mumbai

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop, 12 - 14 June 2015, Pune

Roundtable Conference for Architecture Professors, 15 May 2015, Mumbai

A RoundTable for Brainstorming amongst Architecture Professors, Mumbai

Organised by: Fairconditioning Program
Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai

Full Video- Round Table Conference

Workshop Winners

Hariom Maheshwari
Architect at M&M Infra

Winner of “Thoughtful Cooling” workshop conducted on 25th to 27th March 2016, Bengaluru

Ashu Dehadani
Architect at GRIHA Council

Winner of “Thoughtful Cooling” workshop conducted on 4th to 6th March 2016, Delhi/NCR

Parija Anavadiya
Architect at Revert

Winner of “Thoughtful Cooling” workshop conducted on 19th to 21st February 2016, Pune

Chandani Shah
Architect at Green Angle

Winner of “Thoughtful Cooling” workshop conducted on 12th to 14th February 2016, Mumbai

Gauri Rathod
Saga and Associates

Winner of “Thoughtful Cooling” workshop conducted on 27th to 29th November 2015, Bengaluru

Prakrati Shukla
Architect at The Think Attic

Winner of “Thoughtful Cooling” workshop conducted on 21st to 24th August 2015, Mumbai

Sustainable Cooling and Building Energy Modeling Workshop

Cooling Buildings Sustainably Roundtable Conference

BEMAP Team

Ruchie Kothari
Project Manager

Ruchie holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Academy of Architecture (Mumbai) and a MS in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). She has worked on projects addressing high performance buildings, green infrastructure and urban sustainability. Her past projects include preparing sustainability strategies for infrastructure design of residential and commercial complexes, developing products enabling energy management and comfort conditions in commercial buildings, conceptualising policies and programs to promote green buildings for eco-city development as well as sustainability audits and green building facilitation for new and existing buildings. Ruchie enjoys working on multi-disciplinary projects spanning academia, businesses and government. She is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum.

E: ruchie@cbalance.in

Mahima Rathore
Project Assistant

Mahima holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Modern Education Society’s college of Engineering, Pune. She has been an active member of Society of Automotive Engineers. During her graduation, she has participated in automotive competitions such as SAE BAJA and International Go-Karting Championship.

E: mahima@cbalance.in

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