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The 9th GRIHA Summit 2017

  • Day 1: December 18, 2017

    0900 – 0930 Registrations
    0930 - 1130 Inaugural session
    Venue - Stein Auditorium

    Lighting the lamp
    Welcome Address - Dr. Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council & Director General, TERI
    Special Address - Shri Praveen Kumar , Additional Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
    Keynote Address – H. E. Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India & Bhutan, Embassy of Switzerland
    Keynote Address – TBD

    Launch of GRIHA Rating for Affordable Housing
    MoU signing between NBCC & TERI
    MoU signing between EESL & GRIHA
    MoU signing between NHB & GRIHA
    MoU signing between ISHRAE & GRIHA

    Inaugural Address – Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
    Vote of thanks – Mr Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council & Senior Director,TERI
    1130 - 1200 Tea
    Venue – The Hub
    1200 - 1330 Plenary Session I –  Cost of Sustainability
    Venue - Stein Auditorium
    Green building movement started about two decades back across the globe. The movement was triggered by the extravagant use of resources in modern buildings and it was imperative to curb the wasteful consumption. So, the initial programmes targeted the affluent section of buildings such as commercial buildings. Simultaneously, technology also grew towards more efficient solutions which were at times more expensive than the conventional options. This created a perception that sustainability comes at a cost. The word "sustainability" has woven itself into marketing and branding strategy such that companies use it to market themselves.

    But, considering the current challenges faced by humanity all over the world, sustainability is not an option; it is indeed the only way forward. This session will deliberate upon the cost of sustainability for affordable construction. In times when the economy is recovering and budgets are tight, corporate focus on sustainability can begin to drift because of the myth that sustainability is an unproven cost. Organizations must effectively balance short term investment toward proven sustainability measures while driving a vision and strategy of evolving their business for future environmental and social conditions. This session will deliberate upon the cost of sustainability for affordable construction.

    Thematic Address
    Moderator Prof. Kavas Kapadia, Former Dean of Studies and Head department of Urban Planning, SPA Delhi

    Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
    Mr. Rajesh Krishnan, Managing Director & CEO, Brick Eagle Group
    Mr. S. Senthil Kumar, Business Head, Institutional Sales, AIS Glass Ltd
    Q & A session
    1330 - 1430 Networking Lunch
    (Venue – The Hub)
    1430 - 1515 Keynote Address
    Venue - Stein Auditorium

    Chair – To be decided
    Keynote AddressAr. Christopher Charles Benninger
    Architect Christopher Benninger is an Overseas Citizen of India, registered with the Council of Architecture, a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and the Institute of Town Planners, India. In 1969 he accepted a teaching post at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, his alma mater (Master’s in Architecture, 1967). With Balkrishna Doshi, at age 28, he founded the School of Planning, teaching there and remaining a Distinguished Professor until today. Leaving Harvard, he resigned from a tenure track position of Assistant Professor, being his graduate school’s youngest member of the Faculty Senate. In 1976 he founded the Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA), a research and post graduate teaching institution of the Pune University, where he served on the Senate and Board of University Teaching and Research.
    1515 - 1530 Tea/ Coffee
    Venue - The Hub

    Parallel Tracks

    1530 - 1700 Track I – Existing today, Retrofitted for Tomorrow
    Venue - The Theatre
    Despite rapid rates of construction in the country, existing building stock far exceeds new construction that is added annually; hence it is critical that policy interventions are made to improve sustainability in both, new construction as well as existing buildings. Improved efficiency of existing buildings through building retrofitting and other measures; represents a high volume, low-cost approach to reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. This session shall showcase the work being done for making existing buildings green.

    Thematic Address: Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited
    Moderator: Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NBCC

    Mr. Rumi Engineer, Head – Energy Management & Greener India Initiative: Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Mr. Arun Bhatia, Managing Director, UTC- Climate, Control and Security, India.
    Dr. G. C. Datta Roy, Advisor- DESL
    Mr. Anders Hall, Chairman, Marketing & Communication, ES-SO (EU Solar Shading Organisation), International Business Development, Somfy International
    Q & A session
    1530 - 1700 Track II - Towards Zero Waste Buildings
    Venue - Silver Oak A
    With increase in the global population and the rising demand for food and other essentials, there has been a rise in the amount of waste being generated daily by each household. This waste is ultimately thrown into municipal disposal sites and due to poor and ineffective management, the dumpsites turn into sources of environmental and health hazards to people living in the vicinity of such dumps. Waste management is a challenge for the city authorities in developing countries due to many reasons. Such as the increasing waste-generation, the burden posed on the municipal budget due to the high costs associated with its management, the lack of understanding over a diversity of factors that affect the different stages of waste management & linkages necessary to enable the entire handling system functioning. It is one of the most poorly rendered services by municipal authorities in developing countries as the systems applied are unscientific, outdated and inefficient.
    This session aims to provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges of waste management.

    Thematic Address: Ar. Chitra Vishwanath, Principal Architects, Biome
    ModeratorDr. Suneel Pandey, Senior Fellow & Director, CWM, TERI

    Dr. Asokan Pappu, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR- Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute Professor Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, CSIR India
    Mr. Ashish Jain, Director, RecMech Enviro Pvt. Ltd. & Indian Pollution Control Association
    Mr. Sameer Divekar, Director, dbHMS
    Mr. Gaurav Joshi, Co-founder, Extra-Carbon
    Q & A session
    1530 - 1700 Track III – Sustainable Water Management: Affordable Solutions
    Venue - Silver Oak B
    Ongoing global climate change, increasing population, urbanization, and aspirations for better living standards present a challenge to the sustainability. Water is one the essential resources for our survival. But, we have been changing the natural water system in globally significant ways, yet without adequate knowledge of the system and its response to change; and without sufficient understanding of how to govern the system at local and global scales.
    Today, water has come at the centre stage of the development and political debate. Water security in the 21st century will require better linkage of science and policy, as well as innovative cross-sectoral initiatives, adaptive management and governance models that involve all stakeholders. Ultimately, growth and development in India will be governed by the way water is used and managed. This session shall provide a platform for various agencies to come together and discuss the challenges and probable solutions to ensure water availability in appropriate quality and quantity for the buildings in the low-income groups.

    Moderator – Dr. S K Sarkar, Director Water Resources Division, TERI

    Dr. Renu Khosla, Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)
    Mr. Sanjay Deshphande, Executive Director & Head of Operations-India, Clearford water Systems
    Mr. Sandeep Narang, Independent Consultant - Sustainable Construction Practices
    Mr. Rajesh Jain, Managing Director at Enhanced WAPP Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    Special Address: Parryware Roca
    Q & A session
    1530 - 1700 Track IV – Thermally Comfortable and Energy Efficient Group Housing
    Venue - Jacaranda
    The production of residential building stock in urban areas is shifting quickly toward Group Housing across the socio-economic spectrum, from low-income (affordable) to the middle and high-income categories. Recent data on energy consumption shows an exponential increase in electricity use in urban housing -- a large part of which is attributed to the increased use of air conditioning. Research has established a direct correlation between the design of building envelop of the Group Housing projects with the thermal comfort (in naturally ventilated housing) and energy demand for air conditioning (in mixed mode or air-conditioned housing). As India plans to construct 12 million affordable housing units and millions of MIG and HIG housing units, the issue of thermal comfort, and exponential growth in air-conditioning electricity consumption and associated GHG emissions, takes a centre stage. This calls for an urgent and immediate plan to promote design of energy efficient building envelopes in new Group Housing.

    This session aims to provide a platform to discuss the design options and regulatory possibilities (in the form of a residential building envelope code) to promote thermally comfortable and energy efficient Group Housing.

    Thematic Address: Mr. Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
    ChairMs. Marie Laure Crettaz Corredor, Head, Swiss Cooperation Office in India

    Ar Ashok B Lall, Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects (Passive Design Strategies for Group Housing)
    Mr Pierre Jaboyedoff, Senior Engineer and Energy Consultant, Partner in Effin'Art Sarl,Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (Ventilation Strategies for Group Housing)
    Shri Banchhanidhi Pani, I.A.S., Hon'ble Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot Municipal Corporation (Experience in constructing energy efficient affordable Group Housing)
    Q&A session
    Vote of thanks
  • Day 2: December 19, 2017

    1000 – 1130 Plenary session – Sustainability as a Driver for New Ideas
    Venue - Stein Auditorium
    Change and innovation are closely related. The opportunities and possibilities for change through innovation have never been this abundant. A lot of start-ups focusing on environment, waste, water, construction etc. have evolved in India. Sustainability will be a major driver behind innovation in the challenging new world full of opportunities for strategic innovation. Embracing a sustainability agenda can stimulate innovation, pushing companies to rethink their operations, products and business models. "Green products" or "techniques" often refer to products, services or practices that allow for economic development while conserving for future generations. This session will showcase a few of such innovative products and practices.

    Thematic Address: Ar. Vijay Garg, Vice President, Council of Architecture
    Moderator: Mr. Gaurav Shorey, Founder Member, 5waraj & Managing Director, PSI Energy

    Mr. Kushagra Srivastava, CEO, Chakr
    Mr. Vinay Kumar Tiwari, Vastu Vihar
    Mr. Swapnil Chaturvedi, Founder, Samagra
    Mr. Ashwath Hegde, Founder, EnviGreen
    Mr. Narayana Peesapaty, Founder, Bakey's food private limited (edible cutlery)

    Vote of thanks
    1130 - 1200 Tea
    (Venue – The Hub)
    Parallel Tracks
    1200 – 1330 Track I:  Financing sustainable affordable housing
    Venue - Silver Oak
    Cities around the world are struggling to find solutions for housing shortage. While the global real estate sector is intensifying its focus on sustainability, their efforts are concentrated in the luxury and upper-mid housing sector, while the affordable housing sector is by far avoided due to low return on premium. Governments have a key role to play in strengthening domestic policy frameworks to catalyse and mobilise private finance and investment in support of sustainable development in the affordable housing sector. It is therefore essential to better align and reform policies across the regulatory spectrum to overcome barriers for providing greater access to institutional finance for developers to push up the supply of affordable and low-cost homes. This session aims to provide a platform to discuss the opportunities of financing sustainable affordable housing.

    Thematic Address: Mr. Sriram Kalyanaraman, MD & CEO: National Housing Bank
    Moderator: Mr. Krishan Dhawan, CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
    Mr Vikramjit Singh, Senior Country Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    Dr. P. S. N. Rao, Faculty of Housing, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
    Mr. R. Vaithianathan Ramachandran, Managing Director, Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited
    Mr. Pankaj Dugar, Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality & Delhi, IREO Management Pvt. Ltd.
    Vote of thanks
    1200 – 1330 Track II – Preparing the Next-Gen for Sustainability
    Venue -  Jacaranda
    Innovation can infuse fresh life into academics. New experiments in teaching methods establish a new culture of learning. Experiential learning is all about 'seeing is believing' and it sets a positive climate for learning, organizing, availing resources, and balancing the intellectual and technical components of learning. Schools can no longer function in isolation, but they need to build bridges with the world outside, providing exposure to the students to appreciate and respect the need to use resources efficiently and responsibly. Green architecture enhances sustainability at the earliest learning level.

    Moderator: Ms Livleen K Kahlon, Fellow & Associate Director, School Outreach, TERI
    Prof Rashmi Diwan, Head- School Leadership, N.U.E.P.A
    Prof Dinesh Kumar, Head- DESM, NCERT
    Mr Ratish Nanda, Conservation Architect, India CEO- Aga Khan Trust for Culture
    Ms Ishita Jalan, Environmental Engineer, Dr Reddys Labs
    Dr B C Sabata, Director- MGICCC, Delhi Government
    Ar. Ankit Bhalla, Deputy Manager, GRIHA Council
    Followed by Q & A session
    1200 – 1330 Track III – Occupant Wellness: How buildings shape health and habitats
    Venue - The Theatre
    The on-going research on buildings all over the world emphasises the link between building indoor environmental quality and occupant health & productivity, driving the corporate real estate industry to investigate how to integrate wellness features in both new and existing building stock.  Many wellness enablers also play a key role in improving energy efficiency, for example improved day lighting leads to reduction in energy demand for artificial lighting. On the other hand, strategies such as enhanced ventilation provisions are associated with increased energy consumption. This session shall deliberate upon the various aspects of buildings that affect occupant wellness of occupants.

    Moderator: Mr. Tanmay Tathagat, Director, Environmental Design Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Dr. Kapil Goel, Medical Epidemiologist/Senior Medical Consultant
    Dr. Jyotirmay Mathur, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
    Ms. Nehmat Kaur, India Consultant, NRDC’s India Team
    Dr. Shweta Manchanda, School of Planning & Architecture
    Mr. Anand Murty, Technical Training Manager – APAC
    Q & A session
    1330 - 1430 Networking Lunch
    Venue – The Hub
    1430- 1515 Keynote Address
    Venue - Stein Auditorium

    ChairDr. Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council & Director General, TERI
    Keynote AddressProf. G. Shankar, Founder, Habitat Technology Group
    Prof. G. Shankar is the pioneer of a people’s housing movement based on cost effective and sustainable building technologies in India. He did his architecture studies from College of Engineering Trivandrum (1982 batch) and later did M.S. from Birmingham School of Architecture, UK and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. His concept of green architecture has brought about a much-required qualitative change to the shelter sector in Kerala, India. He is the founder and chief architect of Habitat Technology Group, an NGO working in the shelter sector in south Asia with responding centers in India and in other developing countries like Bangladesh, Srilanka and Nigeria. He has been awarded the 2011 Padma Shri by govt. of India.
    1515- 1530 Tea/ Coffee
    Venue – The Hub
    Parallel Tracks
    1530 - 1700 Track I – Rethinking construction materials for sustainable future
    Venue - The Theatre
    Buildings sector contributes to 30% of the global greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for one third of the global raw materials removed from earth. In addition, the extraction, processing, transport and installation of materials associated with construction consume large quantities of energy and water. This calls for an immediate action to direct the building materials towards sustainability. This session shall showcase on-going work to quantify greenness of building materials.

    Thematic Address: Dr. Shailesh Kumar Agrawal, Executive Director – Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India
    Moderator: Mr. Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council

    Mr. Cesare Saccani, Managing Director, ICMQ Certification India Pvt. Ltd.
    Dr. Sameer Maithel, Director at Greentech Knowledge Solutions
    Mr. V. Revindran, Director - Sales and Marketing, Sinicon PP

    Vote of thanks
    1530 - 1700 Track II – Alternative Efficient Cooling Technologies
    Venue - Silver Oak
    Thermal comfort is one of the primary purposes of constructing buildings. The advent of air-conditioning has made it possible to artificially control indoor temperatures and provide comfort in extreme temperatures. It is notable that today, more than 50% consumption of electricity in a building is attributed to air-conditioners (AC). India, which is one of the fastest developing economies is also one of the fastest expanding markets for ACs. This is because of increasing affordability of ACs by the middle class and the continuously rising temperatures due to climate change. It is estimated that only 4-5% Indian households have ACs at present and NITI Aayog envisages that fifteen years from now, every household will have an AC. Due to the large impact of ACs and urgent need to address check the greenhouse gas emissions, alternative and efficient air-conditioning methods are being explored by the industry.

    This session will showcase some case studies where alternative and efficient cooling technologies such as district cooling, radiant cooling, geothermal cooling, solar air-conditioning and thermal storage have been implemented.

    Thematic Address: Mr. Soumya Prasad Garnaik, Chief General Manager (Technical), Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.
    Chair: Mr. Vishal Kapur, President, ISHRAE

    Mr. Jagdeep Singh, Managing Director, Aeon Ecotech Pvt. Ltd.
    Mr. C. Subramaniam, Director, SSS Consultants
    Mr. Richie Mittal, Managing Director, Overdrive Engineering Pvt. Ltd
    Dr R Saravanan, Professor & Head, R&AC Lab, Anna University, Chennai
    Mr. Sunil Kher, Managing Director of SEVCON

    Q & A session
    1530 - 1700 Track III – Renewable Energy
    Venue – Jacaranda
    The building sector poses a major challenge to the environment. It is noteworthy that buildings consume about 40% of energy globally. In India, as compared to 2011, by 2021 the electricity consumption by space cooling and heating appliances will grow by 180% due to affordability of appliances and changing lifestyles. To reduce the environmental impact of buildings, it is not sufficient to just reduce the electrical demand, but it is equally important to substantially generate electricity from green sources. Due to its relevance in the current scenario, Net Zero Energy concept in buildings is gaining wide popularity. Installing renewable energy on a building is not only green but it also reduces the dependency of the project on grid supply. Innovations such as Building Integrated Photo Voltaic (BIPV) and solar tiles demonstrate the mass appeal of integrating renewable energy in buildings. This is a great advantage for projects located in remote areas where access to electricity through grid can be difficult and expensive. Whilst, in the urban context reducing dependency on grid power shall equip the building to withstand events of grid failure and decreasing the electricity bill at the same time. Other than the new buildings, the existing rooftops have a large potential for solar energy generation, most of which is untapped at present. It is noteworthy, that 40 GW out of the 100 GW target of the National Solar Mission is proposed through solar rooftop. Hence, facilitating renewable energy installation on buildings will play an important role in achieving the mission as well. This session shall assess the challenges and opportunities for increasing the integration of renewable energy in buildings.

    Thematic Address:
    Chair: Mr Upendra Tripathy, Director General, International Solar Alliance

    Dr. Arun Kumar Tripathi, Director General, National Institute of Solar Energy
    Speaker from European Union
    Mr Sandeep Sonigra, Managing Partner, Orange County Group, Pune
    Mr Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow & Director, Renewable Energy Technologies, TERI
    Ms. Ritu Lal, Vice President, Business Development, Amplus Energy Solutions
    1700 – 17:30 Coffee Break
    17:30 onwards Valedictory & Award Evening
    Venue – The Hub

    Welcome Address: Dr. Ajay Mathur, President, GRIHA Council
    Special Address: Mr. K. E. Ranganathan, Managing Director, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd
    Special address: Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (HUA), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

    Vote of thanks: Mr. Sanjay Seth, CEO, GRIHA Council

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