One and half day Student Training Programme
One and half day student's training programme on GRIHA V 2015 was conducted by GRIHA Council, at ITM School of Architecture, Art and Design, at Vadodara, Gujarat. The training programme was initiated with a brief introduction of GRIHA, followed by a detailed presentation on various aspects of rating such as site planning, water and energy efficiency, sustainable building materials, socio-economic strategies, solid waste management etc to enable the students to understand the rating system. Subsequently, the participants were also engaged with the group and individual exercises related to site planning, water and energy efficiency. A quiz was conducted on the second day, followed by a presentation on human comfort and audit exercise. Students were engaged with an audit exercise to understand various parameters of visual, thermal and acoustic comfort within the college premises.
The programme was attended by 57 students of Bachelor and Masters, along with the faculty members. Participants found this training programme very knowledgeable and useful to add value to their design in future. Few of them also expressed interest to attend a 3-day training programme on GRIHA V2015 and to associate with GRIHA Council.