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Smart GHAR III, Rajkot
28 Dec, 2017

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design "charrette" (a 3-4 day integrated design workshop) in the early design phase of the project.

Smart GHAR III (Green Homes at Affordable Rate) is an affordable housing project in Rajkot under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Untenable Slum Redevelopment. The project is being executed by the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC). The charrette for this project was held in September 2016.

 

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Built-up area: 57,408 m2...

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The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design "charrette" (a 3-4 day integrated design workshop) in the early design phase of the project.

Smart GHAR III (Green Homes at Affordable Rate) is an affordable housing project in Rajkot under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Untenable Slum Redevelopment. The project is being executed by the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC). The charrette for this project was held in September 2016.

 

Project Snapshot

Built-up area: 57,408 m2

Climate type: Composite

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Reducing heat gains through walls and roof
  • Improved window design
  • Improved ventilation through common service shaft

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Operational Charrette Projects
26 Dec, 2017

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Aranya Bhawan, the new office building of the Rajasthan Forest Department in Jaipur, was one of the first projects selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in December 2012. The project was implemented by the Rajasthan State Road Development and Construction Corporation Limited (RSRDC) and was inaugurated on 23 March 2015 by the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Honorable Chief Minister of...

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The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Aranya Bhawan, the new office building of the Rajasthan Forest Department in Jaipur, was one of the first projects selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in December 2012. The project was implemented by the Rajasthan State Road Development and Construction Corporation Limited (RSRDC) and was inaugurated on 23 March 2015 by the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

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06 Jul, 2017
Mainstreaming Energy Efficient Building Design Practices in State Public Works Departments
29 Nov, 2017

Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Mainstreaming Energy Efficient Building Design Practices in State Public Works Departments

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

 

State Public Works Departments (PWDs) and other similar government departments responsible for the construction of...

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Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Mainstreaming Energy Efficient Building Design Practices in State Public Works Departments

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

 

State Public Works Departments (PWDs) and other similar government departments responsible for the construction of public buildings in the states have an important role in making the public building energy efficient and thermally comfortable as well as in the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC). The paper is based on the experience of working with the PWDs and other state departments responsible for construction of public buildings in three states: Karnataka, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. The paper presents the approach and learnings along with ideas for better and effective engagement with the state PWDs to help in mainstreaming energy efficient building design practices in state PWDs.

Case Study of An Energy Efficient Commercial Building: Validating Design Intent & Energy Simulation Results with Monitored Performance Data
29 Nov, 2017

Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Case Study of An Energy Efficient Commercial Building: Validating Design Intent & Energy Simulation Results with Monitored Performance Data

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

The paper presents case study of an energy efficient day-use public office...

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Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Case Study of An Energy Efficient Commercial Building: Validating Design Intent & Energy Simulation Results with Monitored Performance Data

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

The paper presents case study of an energy efficient day-use public office building, Aranya Bhawan, the headquarters of the Rajasthan Forest Department in composite climate (Jaipur). The paper provides details about:

  1. Energy efficiency measures adopted in the building.
  2. Results of the building energy simulation during the building design.
  3. Methodology and results of the performance monitoring of the fully functional building for one-year period.
  4. Results of checking compliance with ECBC
Energy Efficient Building Envelope & Ventilation Strategies for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings in India
29 Nov, 2017

Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Energy Efficient Building Envelope & Ventilation Strategies for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings in India

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

A survey of electricity use in middle class multi-family housing shows that electricity use for cooling and...

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Papers Published at International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017

29 Nov, 2017

INSPIRE 2017: Energy Efficient Building Envelope & Ventilation Strategies for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings in India

Launch Date: 29 Nov, 2017

Venue: International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) 2017, Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

A survey of electricity use in middle class multi-family housing shows that electricity use for cooling and ventilation accounts for 30-60% of the annual electricity consumption. Thus, the new residential building stock should be designed to maximize thermal comfort, and to minimize energy requirement for cooling and ventilation.

This paper is based on research on energy use in dwellings and energy modelling of typical spaces in dwellings. The paper presents key strategies for designing energy efficient multi-storey residential buildings based on results of integrating energy efficient envelope and ventilation strategies in sample bedrooms of 3 multi-storey residential projects located at Indore (composite climate), Chennai (warm and humid climate) and Rajkot (composite climate). The experience from these 3 projects shows that a reduction in peak operative temperatures in a range of 4 - 7°C is possible by implementing these strategies.

Position paper on Low Carbon Resource- Efficient Affordable Housing
12 Jul, 2017

capaCITIES : Position paper on Low Carbon Resource- Efficient Affordable Housing

Launch Date: July, 2017

Venue: New Delhi

The position paper was developed under the capaCITIES program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India. Since, BEEP has been working in this area from 2011, it made a significant contribution in the development of this paper.

capaCITIES : Position paper on Low Carbon Resource- Efficient Affordable Housing

Launch Date: July, 2017

Venue: New Delhi

The position paper was developed under the capaCITIES program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India. Since, BEEP has been working in this area from 2011, it made a significant contribution in the development of this paper.

Integrated Design Charrette for IIIDEM in Noida
06 Jul, 2017

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

The India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), set up in 2011, is an advanced resource centre of learning, research, training and extension for participatory democracy and election management. IIIDEM is presently running out of Nirvachan Sadan.

Due to the space constraints at its present premises in Nirvachan Sadan, the Election Commission of India (ECI) decided to develop an...

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The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

The India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), set up in 2011, is an advanced resource centre of learning, research, training and extension for participatory democracy and election management. IIIDEM is presently running out of Nirvachan Sadan.

Due to the space constraints at its present premises in Nirvachan Sadan, the Election Commission of India (ECI) decided to develop an independent campus for IIIDEM. The proposed new campus is at Sector 13, Dwarka, New Delhi. The charrette for this project was held in July 2014.

 

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26,240 m2
Climate type: Composite

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Dry stone cladding with air gap and insulated glazing to reduce heat gain inside the building.
  • Non-occupied spaces (like staircase, machine rooms, toilets etc.) on the south-west face of the block.
  • Free cooling, incorporating the use of ambient air for cooling whenever suitable.
  • Heat recovery wheel (effectiveness 75%) to reduce the energy consumption for cooling the fresh air.
  • Use of high performance water cooled chillers with better part load performance instead of air-cooled chillers. Automated control on the chiller to raise the chilled water temperature (gliding chilled water temperature) as per the cooling load.
  • Solar hot water generation for kitchen.
  • Renewable electricity generation through roof-top solar photovoltaics

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Integrated Design Charrette for Jupiter Hospital in Pune
06 Jul, 2017

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Jupiter Hospital, Pune is a 350 bed multi-speciality hospital; the second project under Jupiter Lifeline Hospitals Ltd. It was the 8th project selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in February 2014. The project was completed in December 2016.

 

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26580 m2
Climate type: Warm and Humid

 

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The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Jupiter Hospital, Pune is a 350 bed multi-speciality hospital; the second project under Jupiter Lifeline Hospitals Ltd. It was the 8th project selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in February 2014. The project was completed in December 2016.

 

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26580 m2
Climate type: Warm and Humid

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • 150 mm AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) blocks was proposed to replace 230 mm brick wall
  • Roof insulation of 100 mm extruded polystyrene was proposed for uninsulated roof
  • Proposed high performance glazing for windows in place of double clear glass
  • Installing the heat recovery wheel of effectiveness of 0.75 (sensible and latent) in all AHU units
  • Free cooling the zones whenever outside temperatures are below set point temperatures
  • Gliding the chilled water temperature at part loads + Energy Efficient chiller selection
  • Using condenser water to reheat the supply air where reheat units are provided

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2016

Booklet on Thermal Insulation of Buildings for Energy Efficiency
28 Nov, 2016

Booklet on Thermal Insulation of Buildings for Energy Efficiency

Launch Date: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

This publication looks at various important aspects related to building insulation materials, from the principles of building science to the application of materials in buildings. It carries the specifications and testing standards of building insulation materials developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and the prescriptive compliance...
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Booklet on Thermal Insulation of Buildings for Energy Efficiency

Launch Date: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

This publication looks at various important aspects related to building insulation materials, from the principles of building science to the application of materials in buildings. It carries the specifications and testing standards of building insulation materials developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and the prescriptive compliance requirements for using insulation in commercial buildings covered under the Energy Conservation Building Code (2007), Ministry of Power. It also addresses several important issues related to insulation materials and the salient initiatives undertaken by BEEP. It provides practice-oriented background information for building designers, architects, and various other stakeholders in the building construction industry. 

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Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Warm-Humid Climate
28 Nov, 2016
Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Warm-Humid Climate

Launch Date
: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Warm-Humid climate” was inaugurated on 28th November 2016 by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines at the BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design.

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Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Warm-Humid Climate

Launch Date
: 28 Nov, 2016 

Venue
: BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences & Way Forward, Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Warm-Humid climate” was inaugurated on 28th November 2016 by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines at the BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design.

The design guidelines provide 14 recommendations on energy-efficiency features for consideration at the design stage of multi-storey residential buildings. Listed below are the six sections under which these recommendations are featured in.

 

i. Building massing and spatial configuration (Recommendations 1–2) 
ii. Building envelope (Recommendations 3–5) 
iii. Space cooling (Recommendations 6–9) 
iv. Appliances (Recommendation 10) 
v. Common services (Recommendations 11–13) 
vi. Renewable energy integration (Recommendation 14)
 
The guidelines are aimed at builders, developers, architects and other building-sector professionals involved in the design and construction of multi-storey residential buildings.

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Template Guideline
20 Sep, 2016

Guidelines for Energy-Efficient & Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka

Launch Date20 Sept, 2016 

Venue
Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

BEEP has been working with PWD, Karnataka for the past three years on various aspects of energy efficient building design. Several design workshops have been conducted to develop energy-efficient design of specific public buildings, such as, District Court and...
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Guidelines for Energy-Efficient & Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka

Launch Date20 Sept, 2016 

Venue
Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

BEEP has been working with PWD, Karnataka for the past three years on various aspects of energy efficient building design. Several design workshops have been conducted to develop energy-efficient design of specific public buildings, such as, District Court and District Office buildings. This knowledge has now been brought together in the form of a publication, titled “Guidelines for Energy-Efficient and Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka”. The guidelines have been developed keeping in view different climatic regions found in Karnataka and provides a step by step approach to designing efficient buildings. It is hoped that the guidelines will be useful for architects, engineers, building project managers, etc.




The content of the guidelines covers the following topics:
 
i. Integrated design process 
ii. Climate analysis for Karnataka 
iii. Climate responsive design 
iv. Efficient cooling systems 
v. Solar energy integration 

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2015

Training manuals
19 Jun, 2015

Training Manual on Measuring the characteristics of Thermal Properties of Building Insulation Materials

Launch Date19th June, 2015  

Venue
India Habitat Centre, Delhi

Under the Component 2: Technical assistance for developing building material testing infrastructure, BEEP is working towards creating adequate testing facilities for building insulation material. Prof. Claud-Alain Roulet, a senior Swiss expert has...

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Training Manual on Measuring the characteristics of Thermal Properties of Building Insulation Materials

Launch Date19th June, 2015  

Venue
India Habitat Centre, Delhi

Under the Component 2: Technical assistance for developing building material testing infrastructure, BEEP is working towards creating adequate testing facilities for building insulation material. Prof. Claud-Alain Roulet, a senior Swiss expert has developed a training manual to test the thermal properties of building insulation. This manual is aimed for training professionals working in these lab facilities. This manual was launched on 19th June 2015 by H.E. Dr. Linus von Castelmur, Ambassador of Switzerland to India & Bhutan in New Delhi.

2014

Residential Guidelines
02 Sep, 2014

Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Composite and Hot-Dry Climates

Launch Date: 02 Sept, 2014 

Venue
: DRDO Bhawan, Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Composite and Hot-dry Climates” has been developed under the component-3 of Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The design guidelines provide 15 recommendations on energy-efficiency features for consideration at the design stage of multi-storey residential buildings. Listed below are the six sections under which...
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Design Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings: Composite and Hot-Dry Climates

Launch Date: 02 Sept, 2014 

Venue
: DRDO Bhawan, Delhi

The “Design Guidelines for Energy-efficient Multi-storey Residential Buildings for Composite and Hot-dry Climates” has been developed under the component-3 of Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The design guidelines provide 15 recommendations on energy-efficiency features for consideration at the design stage of multi-storey residential buildings. Listed below are the six sections under which these recommendations are featured in.
 
i. Building massing and spatial configuration (Recommendations 1–3) 
ii. Building envelope (Recommendations 4–6) 
iii. Space cooling (Recommendations 7–10) 
iv. Appliances (Recommendation 11) 
v. Common services (Recommendations 12–14) 
vi. Renewable energy integration (Recommendation 15)
 
The guidelines are aimed at builders, developers, architects and other building-sector professionals involved in the design and construction of multi-storey residential buildings.

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Brochure - Design Guidelines For Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
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Full Document - Design Guidelines For Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
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02 Sep, 2014

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Presentation - Design Guidelines For Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
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Swiss building case studies
14 Mar, 2014

The compilation of Swiss building case studies shows one of the lowest energy consuming buildings in Europe. The projects exhibit integration of innovative passive and active Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.  The project team used Integrated Design Process (IDP) and of state-of-the-art energy simulation tools for developing project specific energy efficiency concepts.

The compilation of Swiss building case studies shows one of the lowest energy consuming buildings in Europe. The projects exhibit integration of innovative passive and active Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.  The project team used Integrated Design Process (IDP) and of state-of-the-art energy simulation tools for developing project specific energy efficiency concepts.

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Rolex Learning Centre, Lausanne
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14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Net zero energy building
  • The solar tracking blue glass slats on the façade control the sunshine entering the building.
  • Use of triple glazing with PUF insulated wooden frame.
  • Integration of natural ventilation with ground source heat pump and equipment waste heat for heating the building.
  • Use of evacuated solar collectors for hot water usage.
  • Use of photovoltaic for generating electricity.
  • Installation of Earth Air Tunnels for pre-conditioning of the air for HVAC.
Telecommunications and IT Building, Lausanne Institute of Technology
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14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Double skin with controlled ventilated façade system
  • Extensive harvesting of daylight
  • External shading louvers
  • Double glazing with Low-e coating
  • Exposed building thermal inertia
  • Heat recovery in the air handling unit
Federal Office of Statistics, Neuchâtel
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14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Controlled natural ventilation through stack effect.
  • Tower has double skin with controlled ventilation
  • Shaded north glazing at the top floor
  • Solar water heating collectors used for seasonal storage.
  • Use of equipment heat for heating of building during winters.
  • Daylighting and energy efficient pedestal light with motion sensor
  • Dual recovery wheel for temperature and humidity
  • Green roofs planted with local vegetation.
Migros Marin Centre, Commercial Centre, Marin
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14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Natural ventilation of the central mall in mid-season and summer and mechanical ƒƒventilation with heat recovery in winter.
  • Use of building thermal inertia
  • Slab cooling for base heating and cooling load.
  • ƒ Efficient building envelope.
  • ƒƒ Effective day lighting
  • Use of free cooling with evaporative cooling towers whenever possible.
  • High-performance cooling plant
  • Demand control ventilation
Credit Suisse Uetlihof 2, Zurich
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14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Low overall energy demand for heating, warm-water, ventilation and lighting (MINERGIE-P®).
  • Ecological construction and healthy indoor conditions (MINERGIE-ECO®).
  • ƒƒ Innovative radiant cooling ceiling panels.ƒ
  • ƒ Efficient daylight design.
  • Use of internal waste heat from data centre for heating.
  • ƒƒ External movable blinds.
  • ƒƒ Double skin façade – inside skin with triple glazing.
  • ƒƒ Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting with sensors and controls.
  • ƒƒ Free cooling with evaporative cooling towers whenever possible.
Forum Chriesbach — EAWAG, Dubendorf
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14 Mar, 2014

Key features and strategies

  • Net zero energy building
  • The solar tracking blue glass slats on the façade control the sunshine entering the building.
  • Use of triple glazing with PUF insulated wooden frame.
  • Integration of natural ventilation with ground source heat pump and equipment waste heat for heating the building.
  • Use of evacuated solar collectors for hot water usage.
  • Use of photovoltaic for generating electricity.
  • Installation of Earth Air Tunnels for pre-conditioning of the air for HVAC.
Integrated Design Charrette for Public Office in Rajasthan
13 Mar, 2014

The project is a new government office building in composite climate of Rajasthan. The total site area is 18,620 m2 with a building footprint of 2400 m2.

 

The building is a G+4 structure with one basement for parking and is envisaged for 250 users. It would consist of offices, an auditorium, and a few guest rooms. The total built-up area is 14,000 m2. There are three distinct blocks in the building, which are connected by corridors and two staircase blocks. The longer sides of these blocks face north-east and south-west. This building will be air-conditioned except for the corridors, staircases, and toilets.

 

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The project is a new government office building in composite climate of Rajasthan. The total site area is 18,620 m2 with a building footprint of 2400 m2.

 

The building is a G+4 structure with one basement for parking and is envisaged for 250 users. It would consist of offices, an auditorium, and a few guest rooms. The total built-up area is 14,000 m2. There are three distinct blocks in the building, which are connected by corridors and two staircase blocks. The longer sides of these blocks face north-east and south-west. This building will be air-conditioned except for the corridors, staircases, and toilets.

 

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 14,000 m2
Climate type: Composite

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • External wall insulation to meet ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) norms
  • Efficient glazing to meet ECBC norms
  • Roof insulation to meet ECBC norms
  • High efficiency water-cooled chillers
  • Reorganization of spaces to maximize daylighting
  • Natural ventilation and passive downdraft evaporative cooling in the common area
  • Reduction in glazed area in the common core Integration of solar photovoltaic
  • Solar water heater for guest house

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13 Mar, 2014
Integrated Design Charrette for Commercial Development in Maharashtra
13 Mar, 2014

This project is a commercial development in warm and humid climate of Maharashtra consisting of a mix of retail and office spaces, promoted and developed by BramhaCorp Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd.

The building had a total built up area 34,890 m2 (excluding basements) on a site of 15,490 m2 . This project targets middle-class consumers who are looking for smaller spaces for their business.

The building consisted of three office towers (14, 12, and 11 storeys), which rested on the base floors. The base floors consisted of offices and retail areas. All the offices and retail spaces will be sold out. The three towers have a continuous aluminium ‘wrap’, which covers the east-west...

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This project is a commercial development in warm and humid climate of Maharashtra consisting of a mix of retail and office spaces, promoted and developed by BramhaCorp Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd.

The building had a total built up area 34,890 m2 (excluding basements) on a site of 15,490 m2 . This project targets middle-class consumers who are looking for smaller spaces for their business.

The building consisted of three office towers (14, 12, and 11 storeys), which rested on the base floors. The base floors consisted of offices and retail areas. All the offices and retail spaces will be sold out. The three towers have a continuous aluminium ‘wrap’, which covers the east-west sides and also forms a roof covering. All the tower terraces have roof-top restaurants.

 

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 23,000 m2
Climate type: Warm and humid

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Insulation on the roof
  • Photovoltaic canopy at the terrace
  • External movable blinds southern and northern façades of office towers with light shelves and operable windows for ventilation
  • Fixed shading devices for the eastern and western façades of lower levels
  • Efficient glazing
  • Natural ventilation and night cooling
  • Water-cooled split DX system instead of air-cooled systems
  • Centralized water-cooled systems
  • Indirect evaporative cooling for fresh air in common spaces

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13 Mar, 2014
Integrated Design Charrette for Information Technology Park in Haryana
13 Mar, 2014

The project is Phase 1 of a special economic zone (SEZ) project in Gurgaon, Haryana. This area is categorized into two zones: processing and non-processing zones. The processing zone consists of the office areas, which includes the two buildings of Phase I of the project consisting of seven office blocks and two multi-level car parks (MLCPs). The non-processing zone consists of residential and commercial buildings as well as related social infrastructure.

The two Phase I buildings are oriented north-east and south-west. There are two basement levels, which spread over the footprint of both buildings. The G+9 (Ground + 9 storeys) buildings are identical and have amenities on the...

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The project is Phase 1 of a special economic zone (SEZ) project in Gurgaon, Haryana. This area is categorized into two zones: processing and non-processing zones. The processing zone consists of the office areas, which includes the two buildings of Phase I of the project consisting of seven office blocks and two multi-level car parks (MLCPs). The non-processing zone consists of residential and commercial buildings as well as related social infrastructure.

The two Phase I buildings are oriented north-east and south-west. There are two basement levels, which spread over the footprint of both buildings. The G+9 (Ground + 9 storeys) buildings are identical and have amenities on the first two floors and office space on the remaining floors. These will be leased out with a provision of four tenants to each floor. The built-up area of each of these buildings is about 36,000 sq.m., resulting in a total built-up area of 71,500 sq.m.

 

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 71,500 m2
Climate type: Composite

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Free cooling for ventilation
  • Utilizing DG exhaust for cooling through VAM (vapour absorption machine)
  • Integration of photovoltaic

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13 Mar, 2014
Integrated Design Charrette for Information Technology Park in Madhya Pradesh
13 Mar, 2014

The proposed campus will contain IT (information technology) and BPO (business process outsourcing) operations and has been planned for 10,000 employees at present (phases 1 and 2). The total built-up area of the campus is about 100,000 sq.m. The site is narrow and elongated with the longer side along the road. The long faces of the site are oriented north-west and south-east and the site has sparse vegetation. The campus will consist of approximately 30 building blocks arranged along a central waterway. These buildings vary from G+1 to G+3 structures.

The buildings housing IT and BPO functions are developed as flexible modules, which were repeated in the site. Apart from these,...

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The proposed campus will contain IT (information technology) and BPO (business process outsourcing) operations and has been planned for 10,000 employees at present (phases 1 and 2). The total built-up area of the campus is about 100,000 sq.m. The site is narrow and elongated with the longer side along the road. The long faces of the site are oriented north-west and south-east and the site has sparse vegetation. The campus will consist of approximately 30 building blocks arranged along a central waterway. These buildings vary from G+1 to G+3 structures.

The buildings housing IT and BPO functions are developed as flexible modules, which were repeated in the site. Apart from these, there are common function buildings such as auditorium, administration, and guesthouse. Most of the parking is envisaged as stilt parking, which will be camouflaged with landscape.

 

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 100,000 m2
Climate type: Composite

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Microclimate development to reduce heat island effect
  • Orientation and solar protection
  • Reorganization of spaces for daylighting
  • Thermal inertia
  • Free cooling and night cooling Indirect adiabatic two-stage evaporative cooling
  • Efficiency of axial fan at cooling tower
  • Lower pressure losses in hydronic circuits
  • Energy efficiency measures for chillers
  • Chilled beams with dedicated outdoor air system
  • Hydronic free cooling with passive chilled beams

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13 Mar, 2014
Integrated Design Charrette for Public Office Building in Karnataka
13 Mar, 2014

The proposed project is located within the existing complex, which, at present, houses three other building structures. The building is designed to be Vaastu compliant as this was a major concern with the existing building and the reason why a new building was proposed. External architectural expression of the building unveils the heritage of the city. The existing design is a G+25 (ground + 25 storeys) building having a built-up area of 80,000 sq.m. It accommodates functional spaces such as assembly hall, dining hall, chambers for higher municipal officials, meeting hall, health centre, post office, bank, Right to Information office, video conference hall, and ancillary activity spaces...

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The proposed project is located within the existing complex, which, at present, houses three other building structures. The building is designed to be Vaastu compliant as this was a major concern with the existing building and the reason why a new building was proposed. External architectural expression of the building unveils the heritage of the city. The existing design is a G+25 (ground + 25 storeys) building having a built-up area of 80,000 sq.m. It accommodates functional spaces such as assembly hall, dining hall, chambers for higher municipal officials, meeting hall, health centre, post office, bank, Right to Information office, video conference hall, and ancillary activity spaces. Two tower blocks (~36 m × 36 m each) soar from G+4 to G+25 level and accommodate various offices. It is expected that this office will experience significant public visitors during the working hours.

 

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 80,000 m2
Climate type: Moderate

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Façade orientation, window and shading design
  • Maximizing daylight in the office area
  • Improving the quality of space
  • Thermal inertia
  • Low energy seasonal cooling strategies
  • Energy efficiency measures for chillers
  • Gliding temperature at evaporator and condenser of chillers
  • Variable speed drives on chillers

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Integrated Design Charrette for Private Office Building in Karnataka
13 Mar, 2014

The project is an IT/ITES (information technology/ information technology enabled services) office building, which will be leased out and rented to multiple tenants. The main access road is to the west of the site (high traffic due to National Highway) and the site has high tension electricity lines running along the northern boundary. The longer façades of the proposed building face north and south directions with all service areas (staircases, lifts, toilets, etc.) consolidated on the southern side. The project consists of two G+9 storey building blocks and two basements with the total built-up area of 65,000 m2.

The building has a window-to-wall ratio of 41%. All the floors are...

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The project is an IT/ITES (information technology/ information technology enabled services) office building, which will be leased out and rented to multiple tenants. The main access road is to the west of the site (high traffic due to National Highway) and the site has high tension electricity lines running along the northern boundary. The longer façades of the proposed building face north and south directions with all service areas (staircases, lifts, toilets, etc.) consolidated on the southern side. The project consists of two G+9 storey building blocks and two basements with the total built-up area of 65,000 m2.

The building has a window-to-wall ratio of 41%. All the floors are designed to accommodate a maximum of four tenants, two in each block. The server area is demarcated on each office floor. The southern part of the building is designed as conventional beam and column structure and rest of the spaces are designed with posttensioned beams having column grid spacing of 11 m x 8.5 m centre to centre.

 

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 65,000 m2
Climate type: Moderate

 

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Analysis of photovoltaic canopy potential for on-site solar electricity production
  • Strategies of efficient façade
  • Use of efficient lighting fixtures, daylight integration, and best practices
  • Use of efficient chillers at part load
  • Dedicated dehumidification chillers for fresh air and seprate chiller with elevated chilled water temperature (12 °C) to meet space sensible load
  • Free cooling and night ventilation
  • Gliding temperature at evaporator and condenser of chillers
  • Variable speed drives on chillers

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13 Mar, 2014