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|Title:||ENERGY EFFICIENT APARTMENT DESIGN IN COMPOSITE CLIMATE OF NORTH INDIA|
|Keywords:||ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING;ENERGY EFFICIENT APARTMENT DESIGN;COMPOSITE CLIMATE;NORTH INDIA|
|Abstract:||Buildings, as they are designed and used today, depict the uncontrolled consumption of natural resources, energy, man power and capital. Residential sector, which accounts for 23% of the total energy consumption in India (as per Energy Conservation Building Code,2009), is a major issue of concern. This dissertation aims to present a study on comprehensive assessment of energy use for an apartment development. The scope is restricted to an apartment project in the composite climatic region of India for a life cycle of 50 years. The analysis intentionally focuses on a modern building, in which a conscious attempt is made to show the variations in operating energy, CO2 emissions, energy loads due to internal lighting and solar heat gain through windows for an un-insulated base�â� � case model, insulated 'model, retrofitted model and ECBC compliance model. The study reveals that the Embodied Energy is almost 24% of the Operating Energy, for a life span of 50 years. The Operating Energy per sqm. is reduced by 18.9% by substitution of traditional brick infill with aerated concrete blocks. The same substitution also results in a reduction of 19.2 % in the Embodied Energy. Besides this, other comparisons also reveal a significant reduction in solar heat gain from exterior windows in heating & cooling loads and in CO2 production.|
|Research Supervisor/ Guide:||Chani, P. S.|
|Appears in Collections:||MASTERS' DISSERTATIONS ( A&P)|
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