Rajan is the Executive Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) and he is a faculty at CEPT University in Ahmedabad. He is one of the most respected building energy efficiency experts in India. Rajan’s Bio is available on his faculty profile page at CEPT University. To listen audio, click here
Why do you think Building Energy Efficiency research is important in the Indian context?
We need to reduce our impact on the environment and we have not invested enough in buildings in the past. The kind of knowledge that is needed for building energy efficiency. We will be constructing a lot of buildings in the future.
What got you interested in the field of building energy efficiency?
Rajan is an Architect, and he was a practising architect. He started working in the building EE space during the course of his profession.
What is the mission of CARBSE within the Indian Building EE space?
The mission of CARBSE is to provide solutions for constructing and operating buildings in an energy efficient manner. Focus is on human habitat (buildings, neighborhoods and cities). CARBSE has two pronged agenda: Any research that is not a high priority for India will not be carried out. Secondly, CARBSE will not conduct any research methodology that will get questioned in international arena.
Implications of the research ranges from creating a material database or thermal comfort model or energy models for Indian context. This has resulted in realization that we need four things: a. A materials database, b. A thermal comfort model that is contextual to India, c. Weather information which is robust, and d. Calibrated simulation models.
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