Energy-efficient buildings in India

  • Author(s): Mili Majumdar
  • Size: 210 mm × 280 mm
  • Pages: 278
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 1140 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788185419824
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.995.00 / US $70.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 896.00 / US $63.00

Book Details

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.

Table of Contents


    Energy efficiency in architecture: an overview of design concepts and architectural interventions  (Click here to download)

    Climatic zone: cold and cloudy

     Himurja office building, Shimla
     Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Bank, Shimla
     Residence for Mohini Mullick, Bhowali, Nainital
     MLA Hostel, Shimla

    Climatic zone: cold and sunny

     Degree College and Hill Council Complex, Leh
     Airport and staff housing colony, Kargil
     LEDeG Trainees’ Hostel, Leh
     Sarai for Tabo Gompa, Spiti

    Climatic zone: composite

     Residence for Madhu and Anirudh, Panchkula
     PEDA office complex, Chandigarh
     Bidani House, Faridabad
     Transport Corporation of India Ltd, Gurgaon
     SOS Tibetan Children’s Village, Rajpur, Dehradun
     Redevelopment of property at Civil Lines, Delhi
     Integrated Rural Energy Programme Training Centre, Delhi
     Tapasya Block (Phase 1), Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi
     Residence for Sudha and Atam Kumar, Delhi
     Residence for Neelam and Ashok Saigal, Gurgaon
     Dilwara Bagh, Country House for Reena and Ravi Nath, Gurgaon
     RETREAT: Resource Efficient TERI Retreat for Environmental Awareness and Training, Gurgaon
     Water and Land Management Institute, Bhopal
     Baptist Church, Chandigarh
     Solar Energy Centre, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon
     National Media Centre Co-operative Housing Scheme, Gurgaon
     American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon

    Climatic zone: hot and dry

     Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur
     Sangath – an architect’s studio, Ahmedabad
     Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad
     Residence for Mahendra Patel, Ahmedabad
     Solar passive hostel, Jodhpur

    Climatic zone: moderate

     Residence for Mary Mathew, Bangalore
     TERI office building-cum-guest house, Bangalore

    Climatic zone: warm and humid

     Nisha’s Play School, Goa
     Office building of the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency, Kolkata
     Office-cum-laboratory for the West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata
     Silent Valley, Kalasa
     Vikas Apartments, Auroville
     La Cuisine Solaire, Auroville
     Kindergarten School, Auroville
     Visitors’ Centre, Auroville
     Computer Maintenance Corporation House, Mumbai


     Commonly used software packages in energy-efficient building analysis and design
     List of institutions / organizations, architects, and scientists working on energy-efficient buildings
     Financial incentives by the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources for the promotion of solar passive architecture
     Explanation of the temperature check charts provided in the book
     Energy-efficient glazings
     Products and services offered by various companies



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    'This book aims at educating not only the professionals and students of architecture but also the laymen. It provides a good and useful glimpse of the field through projects of varying nature.'
    A Journal of Indian Architecture