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SUMMIT NEWSLETTER • Tuesday/Wednesday, February 16–17, 2016


SIneasusgiounral to the term ‘façade’, and stated that it is our
third skin that protects us and lets us breathe. It
Welcome Address: Ms Mili Majumdar, Secretary cum controls the indoor conditions and establishes
Treasurer, GRIHA Council aesthetic relations with the urban scape of the
built environment.
Special Address: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
Dr Ajay Mathur in his special address shared
Vote of Thanks: Ms Minni Sastry, Associate Director, TERI that though energy efficiency is the key focus
area for the government, it is only a component
The inaugural session of the day was of green buildings on the whole, which are
held at Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat essential for achieving sustainability in India.
Centre, on the theme ‘Sustainable He also opined that 60 per cent of the sustainable
Façade Building in India’. The session buildings are yet to be built and they would
commenced with a welcome address by Ms only be built by the year 2030, which presents
Mili Majumdar, Secretary cum Treasurer, a huge number of opportunities to influence
GRIHA Council. She introduced the audience the buildings through community by
shared ideas and values of developers, users,
and policymakers.

Ms Minni Sastry delivered the vote of thanks.

Keynote Address are built nested in the neighbourhood, which are building designs; and thirdly recognize the
a by-product of the city’s development and each impact of peak demand.
Welcome Address: Ar Ashok B Lall, Principal Architect, Ashok scale is nested in a scale bigger than itself”. He
B Lall Architects talked about the cumulative effect of all policies He dwelled on the definition of a ‘smart city’,
and regulations on buildings and how only after “It is like an animal with two antennas, which
Prof. Ashok B Lall, began his address with the fifth floor fire safety is brought into concern, senses the environment and adjusts its behaviour
the narration of how in the search of and more and more steel, money and time are accordingly.” He also stated that smartness of
sustainable development, the journey invested on the same. a city must be measured in terms of per capita
of GRIHA started. He said, “Buildings land, built-up space, fossil fuel, and fresh water
According to him, GRIHA needs to do consumption. He discussed that the Gini Index,
three things—firstly, critique and influence which is the distribution of wealth, can be used
regulations; secondly, modify the predictive as a better parameter for a sustainable city.

TSeecshsnioicna1l The first technical session, ‘Façade
Requirements in India: Sustainable
Chair: Ms. Mili Majumdar, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Habitat Façades for Indian Tropical Climate’
Division, TERI was chaired by Ms Mili Majumdar,
and she opened the session by highlighting
Speakers: Ms Minni Sastry, Associate Director, Sustainable the incorporation of green building norms in
Habitat Division, TERI future building regulations. She talked about
the addition of a new chapter in the National
Mr Apoorv Vij, Senior Programme Manager (Technical Building Code on Sustainability. Ms Minni
Development and Training), TERI Sastry continued the discussion by providing an
insightful perspective of the traditional Indian
Dr Sameer Maithel, Director, Greentech Knowledge Solutions façade design and their climate responsiveness.
(P) Ltd Mr Apoorv Vij, informed the audience about
the GRIHA criteria that influence façade design
pushing them to be more climate responsive.
The final presentation of the session was made
by Dr Sameer Maithel, who showcased some
cutting-edge latest façade design solutions.

TSeecshsnioicna2l been involved in terms of developing optical efficiency with glazed façades. This was followed material technologies in the market, such as nano
properties of various glazing systems, early design by a presentation made by Mr D E V S Kiran coatings and PCM tiles. He also mentioned the
Chair: Dr Sameer Maithel, Director, Greentech Knowledge tools, test facilities, and solutions, such as laser Kumar which showcased the work being carried studies being conducted on hollow clay blocks,
Solutions (P) Ltd cut panels to improve the daylight penetration out by TERI in the areas of building envelope; roller blinds for envelope efficiency, and interior
while reducing the heat gain. This was followed he talked about the impact of skyscrapers on paint additives for improving air quality.
Speakers: Mr Yashkumar Shukla, Technical Director Building by a presentation by Dr Sasank Bethapudi, adjacent neighbourhoods, performance of new
Systems, Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and who presented a research study, which Saint
Energy (CARBSE) Gobain Research India Ltd is carrying out to
investigate the influence of glazed façades on
Mr Spondon Bhagowati, Sr Green Building Analyst, the urban micro-climate. He presented the test
Environmental Design Solutions sample results they have monitored during the
last one year. He highlighted the importance of
Ar Shaon Sikta Sengupta, Director, Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd low thermal capacity materials, such as glazing,
in reducing the heat emission during night and,
Dr Sasank Bethapudi, Saint Gobain Research India Ltd therefore, reducing the heat islands. Later, Ar
Shaon Sikta Sengupta presented the work of
Mr D E V S Kiran Kumar, Associate Fellow, Sustainable Habitat their firm Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd, and their
Division, TERI approach in passive designs for commercial
developments. She presented the case studies
The second technical session on ‘Energy of TCS campus in Hyderabad and Infosys in
Efficiency in Buildings & Façade Indore. Then, Mr Spondan Bhagowati from
Design’ was chaired by Dr Sameer EDS presented a case of large IT development in
Maithel. Mr Yashkumar Shukla, spoke Bengaluru and their approach for meeting energy
about the various activities their centre has



Ministry of New and Renewable Energy The Energy and Resources Institute GRIHA
Government of India
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