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Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) is a bilateral cooperation project between the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Swiss Confederation. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is the implementing agency on behalf of the MoP while the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency in charge on behalf of the FDFA.

Project Objective
The overall objective of the project is to reduce energy consumption in new commercial buildings and to disseminate best practices for the construction of low energy residential and public buildings.The project contributes to strengthening and broadening the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE) building energy conservation programme for the 12th Five-Year Plan. The project is of 5 years duration (2012-16).

Project Components

DESIGN COMPONENT

Integrated Design Charrettes

In order to design a high energy-performance thermally comfortable building an Integrated Design Process is required. All the factors that affect energy performance of the building must be considered; and the architect, engineers and other stakeholders must start working together from the early design stage. THE BEEP INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESS CHARRETTE is an interactive workshop, held over 4 days, which brings together the building design team and senior BEEP experts to develop the energy concept of the building together during the early phase of design of a building. Early intervention in the building design process allows to tap the largest energy saving potential.

Design Competition for External Movable Shading System

Windows / glazed areas of buildings are one of the largest contributors to solar heat gain into the building. Shading them is the easiest, most practical and cost effective solution to making a building thermally comfortable and consequently energy efficient. Movable shading systems have the advantage of adjusting as per the sun’s position, specially on the east and west faces of the building.

TECHNOLOGY COMPONENT

Building Insulation Material Testing

Insulation helps reduce heat transfer. So, in hot climates, insulation on roofs and walls reduces the transfer of the heat from outside to the inside spaces. In cold climates, insulation prevents heat transfer from the warmer inside spaces to outside. BEEP has worked in the following areas:

  • Development of the physical infrastructure and human competencies in selected Indian laboratories for testing of building insulation materials in India.
  • Providing assistance to BEE in development of a label for building insulation materials.
  • Making available training material package on building insulation.
POLICY COMPONENT

Design Guidelines: Residential Building

The objective of the design guidelines is to provide comprehensive information on the design of energy efficient and thermally comfortable new multi-storey residential buildings.

The “Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Composite and Hot-Dry Climates” was launched in September 2014 by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This guideline was also highlighted in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by the Government of India in the run-up to the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015.

The objective of the design guidelines is to provide comprehensive information on the design of energy efficient and thermally comfortable public buildings.

TRAINING & INFORMATION COMPONENT

Trainings

  • CHARRETTE CONDUCTORS’ TRAINING:

    The objective of this training is to strengthen the skill set of the participants in conducting integrated design charrettes and be able to convince clients to adopt energy efficiency measures. This was done through expert inputs from the core training team, technical sessions, interactive discussions and mock-charrette exercises. These 3 day training programmes are residential.

  • TRAINING ON DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF RADIANT COOLING SYSTEMS:

    The aim of this training program is to help Indian professionals involved in designing of HVAC systems and working on energy simulation to enhance their knowledge on radiant cooling system and be in a better position to design and implement radiant cooling systems in building projects they are involved in.

  • TRAINING ON EARTH AIR TUNNEL DESIGN :

    This training programme explained the basics of earth air tunnel and demonstrated a design and dimensioning tool for EATs, customized for Indian conditions.

  • ADVANCE TRAINING ON DESIGN WITH ENERGY SIMULATION :

    The objective of this training program is to help professionals involved in energy simulation & energy efficient building design to effectively utilize the energy simulation tools for evaluation of advanced technologies and energy efficiency strategies.

  • TRAINING ON BASICS OF THERMAL INSULATION OF BUILDINGS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY:

    The aim of this training programme is to help Indian building professionals to enhance their knowledge on building insulation and be in a better position to select and apply insulating materials in building projects they are involved in.

Seminars & Conferences

The aim of the integrated design seminars is to create awareness about an integrated design approach, innovative technologies and strategies to design energy-efficient buildings and discuss ways of implementing strategies on a wider level.