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  • Smarter tools to aid building performance simulation and simplify our routine workflows. – 12 December 2016
    Innovation is not something new at EDS. We are constantly engaged in developing new and smarter tools to aid building performance simulation and simplify our routine workflows.
    This time we have developed a new workflow for mesh to surface conversion in Rhinoceros. All those engaged in product design and reverse engineering will agree on the importance of this operation.
    We faced this problem in one of our projects of terrain modelling. Instead of using readily available paid Rhino plug-ins for this, we went ahead with developing a workflow of our own. And here we go!
    We are right now in the process of scripting a Grasshopper plug-in which will be freely available to all on our website. This plug-in will join the library of free and open-source tools that we have developed. These include
    • Green Building Feasibility Tool,
    • EDS Green Products Database,
    • Rainfall Harvesting Potential Tool for India,
    • TrumpCAD,
    • Glass Configurator,
    • SIMInvest,
    • 4-D Simulations Plug-in for Architectural Desktop
  • President Mukherjee lays foundation stone of Nalanda University, a PACE-D NZEB Pilot Project – 30 August 2016
    President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone for the campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir, Bihar, on 27th August 2016. He also presided over the convocation ceremony of the university and conferred post-graduation degrees on the university’s first batch of graduating students. Nalanda University is a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Pilot project of USAID’s PACE-D TA Program. Once completed, it will be the first net zero energy, net zero emissions, net zero water, and net zero waste educational campus in the country. PACE-D team is providing technical assistance to achieve the sustainability goals established by the university. Sustainability measures proposed for the university are showcased on the NZEB Knowledge Portal, another PACE-D initiative. Environmental Design Solutions,as the building energy efficiency experts of PACE-D program, is a member of the technical assistance team. Nalanda University is a truly international collaboration, with 17 East Asian countries contributing to its development. The university has extensive knowledge exchange programs with academic institutions in these countries as well.
  • ECBC Update National Workshop in New Delhi – 27 May 2016
    National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for Energy Conservation Building Code Update was held on 27th May 2016 in New Delhi. EDS is supporting the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in technical update of India's building energy code under the USAID PACE-D TA program (more information). Leading sustainable buildings experts and policy makers gathered at the workshop to review update recommendations. Code update recommendations can also be reviewed on the BEE website. Keep following this section for more updates on ECBC 2016!
  • Net Zero Energy Building Knowledge Portal Launched! – 27 May 2016
    Net Zero Energy Building Knowledge Portal, designed by Environmental Design Solutions under the PACE-D TA program, was launched on 27th May 2016 by Mr. R K Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ambassador Jonathon Addleton, USAID India Mission Director. NZEB portal is a one stop site for all information pertaining to design, construction and operations of NZEBs. It also hosts the NZEB Alliance,an industry network for knowledge sharing about NZEBs. The alliance features expert’s columns,member showcases, and discussion forums. Membership is open to all who wish to learn or teach us about NZEBs!
  • ECBC Regional Stakeholder Workshop, Mumbai – 01 January 2016
    The consultative workshop was organized to seek inputs from building industry experts and stakeholders on recommendations for updates in ECBC. EDS, as a part of the PACE-D TA program team, is supporting the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the technical update of ECBC 2007. The team is holding consultative workshops across different regions in the country to ensure transparency and to address concerns of the building industry while the code is being developed. Workshop for the West zone was organized in Mumbai. Architects, engineers, academicians, sustainable building consultants, and manufacturers of HVAC, lighting, insulation and other building systems attended the one day workshop
  • ECBC Regional Stakeholder Workshop, Kolkata – 01 February 2016
    The consultative workshop was organized to seek inputs from building industry experts and stakeholders on recommendations for updates in ECBC. EDS, as a part of the PACE-D TA program team, is supporting the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the technical update of ECBC 2007. The team is holding consultative workshops across different regions in the country to ensure transparency and to address concerns of the building industry while the code is being developed. Workshop for the East zone was organized in Kolkata. Architects, engineers, academicians, sustainable building consultants, and manufacturers of HVAC, lighting, insulation and other building systems attended the one day workshop
  • ECBC Regional Stakeholder Workshop, Bengaluru – 01 February 2016
    The consultative workshop was organized to seek inputs from building industry experts and stakeholders on recommendations for updates in ECBC. EDS, as a part of the PACE-D TA program team, is supporting the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the technical update of ECBC 2007. The team is holding consultative workshops across different regions in the country to ensure transparency and to address concerns of the building industry while the code is being developed. Workshop for the South zone was organized in Bengaluru. Architects, engineers, academicians, sustainable building consultants, and manufacturers of HVAC, lighting, insulation and other building systems attended the one day workshop
  • Environmental Design Solutions Named LEED® Proven Provider™ by Green Building Certification Institute – 28 January 2016
    India – 28th January 2016 - Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated EDS a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the LEED CI (Commercial Interiors) rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects. “Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and EDS has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” said Doug Gatlin, vice president of program delivery, USGBC and GBCI. “The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between EDS and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives EDS the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.” LEED Proven Provider is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. It represents an opportunity for EDS and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, simultaneously allowing EDS Pvt. Ltd. to further invest in quality control and continuous improvement and allowing LEED reviewers more opportunities for direct engagement with and support for project teams. Organizations that demonstrate and maintain high-quality project submissions through LEED Proven Provider receive significant benefits, such as greater access to a LEED reviewer and recognition from USGBC for their sustained track record of high-quality project submissions. Organizations with significant LEED project administration experience (a minimum of six certified projects in a single rating system family) can learn more.
  • Naturally Inspiring – 19 January 2016
    Located at Jain Hills in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, the Gandhi Research Foundation (GRF) complex was envisaged to “preserve for posterity the profound legacy of Gandhi′s life, thought and work.” Sponsored by Jain Irrigation Systems Limited and Bhavarlal and Kantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation, an in-house charity, the structure and its sprawling landscape were conceived by Bhavarlal Jain, the Founder Trustee of GRF. Nestled within the verdant hills, far removed from any sources of noise or pollution, the campus, built to exacting sustainability norms has been awarded a 5-Star GRIHA rating and LEED Platinum. Also, the Government of India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has recognised this project for "Energy efficient Solar/Green building program" for its extensive use of renewable energy. The project features a meticulously devised zoning scheme that maintains the site’s natural contours and preserves existing trees. Every effort was made to increase the permeable area on the site by maximizing the landscaped area and introducing pervious hard-paved areas. Heat penetration into the building is limited by orienting the building so that the longer axis is along the North-South while the shorter axis is along the East-West. Thin floor plates ensure even distribution of daylight. Windows are designed to harvest maximum daylight and the envelope of the building has been devised to ensure a better U-value (a measure of thermal performance). The envelope comprises of a double skin with a cavity – pink Jodhpur stone on the exterior and fly-ash blocks in the interior. Existing contours of the site determined the zoning of the structures and as a result a basement has been created in the low-lying area. Similarly, the central amphitheatre has been fashioned out of the natural contours of the site. This minimized the cut and fills on the site while maintaining the natural topography. A substantial reduction in irrigation demand over the baseline is achieved by just the landscape design alone, which not only takes into account the functional and psychological needs of humans, but also seeks to promote bio-diversity by providing a habitat for the local fauna. An existing mango orchard has been retained on the site. Plant selection for the campus was very crucial, as Jalgaon receives scanty rainfall the use of drought-resistant native/adaptive species was the only available option. Hence only species suited to the region’s soil and climate were selected for grass, groundcover, shrubs and trees. This careful selection of native plants has the added benefit that they reflect seasonal changes and pose fewer maintenance problems than many non-adapted, exotic plants. The post-occupancy storm water runoff from the roof is clarified with a filter and is diverted for recharge to a nearby pond. The landscaped area has been lined with pipes covered with geotextile fabric which filters suspended solids and allows clear storm water to be collected at a central location. This water is also diverted for recharge to a pond. To further aid water conservation, losses due to inefficiency of irrigation are cut by the use of technologies like sprinkler drip irrigation and sprays. The resultant demand after the implementation of these measures is wholly fulfilled by non-potable sources (treated water from the Effluent Plant). The flow and flush fixtures selected are highly efficient and reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems accounting for 50% reduction in water use. All of the generated sewage is treated in the onsite Sewage Treatment Plant. As GRF operates only during working hours and is closed for visitors/employees after work hours, the exterior lighting design has been planned only for security purposes. Also, because of its location, which is similar to a rural setting, care has been taken to select fixtures which restrict the night sky pollution. The 1-Watt LED fixtures have been manufactured by Jain Irrigation’s Research wing itself. Majority of the spaces in GRF have been designed for passive ventilation. The openings have been sized proportionately so as to facilitate cross-ventilation in the classrooms, administration and Chairperson’s cabin. The museum area is mechanically ventilated and has sensors mounted at strategic locations to measure the CO2 concentration in the space. Air quality is improved by use of green carpets, low VOC paints and sealants and use of Green Seal certified housekeeping chemicals. Over 75% of construction waste is recycled and diverted from the landfill. The building incorporates both natural and mechanical systems for achieving comfort conditions. Notable features include overhangs and a high-efficiency envelope to reduce solar gains, excellent daylighting and efficient lighting. Energy for the entire complex is derived from onsite renewable sources comprising a Solar Power Plant and a Biogas Plant. As the project is at a remote location, due consideration has been given to improve the transportation facility for employees including public transportation access and a car pooling program. Living up to Gandhi’s slogan “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” this project is exemplary in the manner in which it leaves no stone unturned in its quest for true sustainability.
  • Piramal Aranya, Byculla, Mumbai has been awarded pre-certified Gold rating under the LEED India CS 2011 rating system by IGBC on 13th October 2015 – 13 October 2015
    Pirmal Aranya residential project at Byculla, Mumbai, India has been awarded the prestigious LEED India Pre-certified Gold rating (Core & Shell 2011) by Indian Green Building Council. This high-end residential project, located near Byculla zoo is conceptualized as two 60 storey towers comprising of 432 apartments. The project has been awarded 63 points.
  • US body bestows LEED Award to IFFCO Sadan – 15 August 2015
  • Training Program on Facade Design Optimization using eQuest – 26 April 2015
    EDS conducted a one day training program on Facade Design Optimization using eQuest at Bangalore on 25th April, 2015 for a group of 30 including professional architects, engineers, students, faculty, and PWD engineers.
  • 5 day summer program on Sustainable Design at School of Planning and Architecture, Anna University, Chennai – 26 June 2015
    EDS conducted a 5 day summer program at School of Planning and Architecture, Chennai for a group of 29 students. This comprehensive program covered a wide range of topics from climate analysis, understanding psychrometric processes, passive design strategies, solar geometry, shading devices, daylight simulations, ventilation design and energy simulations. Students gained lot of insight on the complete workflow for passive and low energy building design.
  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates Bihar Museum – 08 August 2015
    EDS is the sustainability consultant for the prestigious public project - Bihar Museum at Patna that is aiming for 5 star GRIHA rated project. A section of the project was inaugurated on 7th August, 2015 by the honorary chief minister - Shri Nitish Kumar. http://www.ndtv.com/patna-news/bihar-chief-minister-nitish-kumar-inaugurates-bihar-museum-1205103
  • Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi conferred with LEED Platinum Rating by USGBC – 13 May 2015
  • ITC residential project at AJC Bose Road, Kolkatta has been awarded IGBC Green Homes Platinum certification by IGBC. – 28 July 2015
    ITC residential project at AJC Bose Road, Kolkatta has been awarded IGBC Green Homes Platinum certification by IGBC.
  • Deutsche Bank Ekanto Phase 3 has been awarded LEED CI Platinum certification by the USGBC. – 22 July 2015
    The recently furbished Deutsche Bank Ekanto Phase 3, Business Bay, Pune, India has been awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum certification (Commercial Interior Version 3) by the US Green Building Council.
    The Deutsche Bank Ekanto Phase 3 office facility has an gross area of 99,600 sq ft with an overall occupancy of 1378. The project has been awarded 86 points.
  • Training Program for BEMAP in Pune – 12 June 2015
    EDS conducted a half day workshop on 12th June,2015 in Pune to educate professionals about energy efficient design and sustainable cooling technologies. This session was part of a 3 day workshop called Building Energy Modeling and Advisory Program (BEMAP) under the FairConditioning program sponsored by the State of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Training Program on Building Performance Metrics for ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter on 2nd June, 2015 – 02 June 2015
    EDS conducted one day training program for engineers at the ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter on green building fundamentals. The program gave the professionals an overview of what defines a green buildings, what are the different benchmarks, standards and guidelines to quantifying the performance of green buildings. The program was attended by 20 engineers.
  • Training Program on Sustainable Interiors in Mumbai – 16 May 2015
    EDS conducted a professional training program on Sustainable Interiors on 2nd June in Mumbai. The program was organized by Rachana Sansad Institute of Environmental Architecture. 70 participants comprising of architects, interior designers, students and faculty interacted, asked relevant questions, worked on exercises and learnt technical terms and application of green concepts for interior design projects. Case study presentation by Godrej Interio and Rachana Sansad on the impact of furniture on indoor air quality was informative and well recieved.
  • Product Policy Analysis Tool (PPAT), developed by EDS featured on SEAD Policy Exchange Forum (SPEx) – 07 May 2015
    The Product Policy Analysis Tool (PPAT) developed by EDS was presented in a recently concluded webinar conducted by the SEAD Policy Exchange Forum (SPEx). The PPAT has been a key driver in formulating Standards and Labeling (S&L) Policies in India over the past few years. The presenters from across the globe shared practices and methodologies for determining product coverage and prioritization as well. For more information on the PPAT, please visit http://www.clasponline.org/en/Resources/Resources/Headlines/2014/A-Sophisticated-New-Modeling-Tool-Helps-India-Formulate-Energy-Efficiency-Policy.aspx
  • Workshop on Building Performance Metrics for IGBC Chennai chapter. – 20 April 2015
    EDS conducted a workshop for students on 'Building Performance Metrics' for the IGBC Chennai Chapter on 20th April, 2015 at Crescent School of Architecture. About 58 students from Crecent School of Architecture, SRM School of Architecture, few P.G students of Civil Engineering attended the program. The three hour workshop was highly engaging and interactive which was also reinforced from the feedback received from organizers and participants.
  • Green Goes Gold - Tishmen Speyer adds the Gold certified Waverock Phase II in Hyderabad to its green Oeuvre. – 08 April 2015
    Article on Waverock Phase II - LEED Core & Shell GOLD certified project facilitated by EDS, has been published in the magazine Construction World, April 2015 edition.
  • Training program series for officers from Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) – 07 April 2015
    EDS will conduct about 15 training modules this year for officers from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). The objective of the program module is to sensitize the engineers and architects about green building and educate about the environmental clearance process for housing. The module will comprise of presentations and group discussions. This training will take place at the facility of the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) training institute.
  • Suraksha Bhatla, EDS Chennai, bags 2nd place in eVolo 2015 Design Competition – 27 March 2015
    Suraksha's entry Invisible Perception: Shanty-scraper has been placed 2nd at the prestigious International eVolo skyscraper competition. She collaborated with Sharan Sundar, AA DRL. Shanty-Scraper aspires to provide a unique solution for the fishermen of Nochikuppam located at Marina bay beach. The vertical squatter structure predominately is comprised of post-construction debris such as pipes and reinforcement bars that crucially articulate the structural stability. Recycled corrugated metal sheets, regionally sourced timber & thatch mould the enclosure of each dwelling profile and lend to their vernacular language. The double height semi enclosures serve as utility yards & social gathering spaces. The vertical transportation is fragmented into multiple plank lifts that are constructed from a simple mechanically driven lever & pulley contraption. The rhythmic timber lattice membrane structure at the ground level, houses the public sea food market, & forms the first level of defence against future tsunamis. The full article could be found by clicking the competition link below: http://www.evolo.us/competition/invisible-perception-shanty-scaper/
  • "Thoughtful Cooling" A workshop on cooling interiors efficiently and sustainably Institute of Environmental Architecture, Rachana Sansad, Mumbai – 09 January 2015
    EDS was invited to give a presentation on passive cooling techniques at the "Thoughtful Cooling" workshop organized by Rachana Sansad's Institute of Environmental Architecture. The workshop was conducted to disseminate information about cooling building interiors more efficiently and equip practising architects and students with design tools, knowledge and skills to comply with stringent codes and laws related to building energy efficiency. The program was sponsored by the State of Geneva, Switzerland under the 'Fair Conditioning' program. More information on the program can be found at http://tinyurl.com/qh5wbut
  • Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi is second hotel in NCR to receive LEED Platinum EB – 19 March 2015
    Jaypee Vasant Continental, spanning over 250,000 square feet is only the second hotel in Delhi-NCR to earn LEED Platinum Certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) rating system. With continuous improvements in operation & maintenance, Jaypee Vasant Continental has managed to set new benchmarks in energy, water and waste management. Jaypee Group’s Vasant Continental is in the top 20% of most energy efficient hotel buildings in the world as per United States’ EnergyStar online benchmarking tool. The hotel has achieved around 45% reduction in potable water from the baseline set by USGBC’s LEED rating system. This translates into an estimated potable water savings of 5,370 kilo litres annually. More than 99% of regular waste generated in the hotel is recycled and diverted away from landfill. This is Jaypee Group’s second hotel to get a LEED certification after Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie which was awarded LEED Gold rating under LEED for Existing Buildings earlier this year. Jaypee group is planning to get all its hotel properties LEED EB certified in the next financial year.
  • "Tools for Sustainable Design" A EDS Workhops Series at the 57th NASA, Chennai – 26 January 2015
    EDS conducted a workshop on 'Tools for Sustainable Design' at the 57th Annual NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) Convention at MIDAS, Chennai. During the day long workshops, students were taught methods for climate analysis and identifying passive design strategies during early design development stages. The hands-on instruction methods and use of computer tools kept the students actively engaged during the workshops. Over 100 students participated in the three workshops held in the series on 26th, 27th and 28th January, 2015 Photographs of the workshops can be downloaded from: http://ow.ly/IjKCP
  • Training for Bankers and Housing Finance Institutions under NHB-KfWs Energy Efficient Homes Program – 05 August 2014
    EDS conducted a training program for Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd on methods to evaluate energy efficiency for residential projects. The training helped project valuation engineers understand the qualifying criteria to avail project funding for residential projects at concessional rate under the Energy Efficient Homes program by the National Housing Board.
  • Training for Bankers and Housing Finance Institutions under NHB-KfW Energy Efficient Homes Program – 11 January 2014
    EDS conducted a training program for Dewan Housing Finance Ltd on methods to evaluate energy efficiency for residential projects. The training helped project valuation engineers understand the qualifying criteria to avail project funding for residential projects at concessional rate under the Energy Efficient Homes program by the National Housing Board.
  • Open Studio Training, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 22 January 2015
    EDS conducted this two day training program on using OpenStudio modeling ecosystem to effectively model the energy and lighting performance and consumption for new and existing buildings. This program was organized by the United Nations Development Programs Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project, Malaysia program unit (BSEEP-UNDP). EDS faculty developed the content and facilitated the training program.
  • Awareness Programs, Dhaka Improving Energy Efficiency in Industrial Buildings – 09 December 2014
    EDS conducted a training program on energy efficiency principles in industrial buildings for architects and engineers at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Workshop on Building Energy Modeling and Simulation at Green Building Congress, Hyderabad – 02 September 2014
    EDS conducted a technical training on building energy modeling and simulation tool - eQUEST over two days for the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) at the Green Building Congress organized by IGBC at Hyderabad.
  • Creative Teaching Techniques for Design Studios, National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) – 04 August 2014
    EDS was invited to give a presentation at the Faculty Induction Program conducted by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) in Pune for a group of 30 architecture faculty members from all over the country. The event covered concepts and teaching tools that can be used to effectively integrate principles in design studio.
  • Green Interiors, Chennai – 11 August 2014
    This professional development program on Green Interior was customized for architecture students of Marg Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MARG). Focus of training was on fundamentals and technical terminologies of environmental aspects as applicable in an interior fit out project.
  • Green Interiors, Bangalore – 28 June 2014
    This professional development program covered fundamentals and technical terminologies of environmental aspects applicable during design, construction and occupancy stages per LEED Commercial Interiors (CI) rating system.
  • Passive Solar Design, Daylighting and Simulation Analysis for Green Buildings, Chennai and Mumbai – 16 February 2014
    EDS conducted 5 training programs under the MNRE Scheme for Energy Efficient/ Solar Green Buildings in partnership with IIHS. Three student and two professional programs were conducted in several cities. The objective of all the programs was to help students and professionals develop technical skills that are required to design passive solar and energy efficient buildings. The program reached out to 130 participants comprising of architects, engineers, vendors, real estate consultants, faculty and students. Participant testimonials can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rG8OrmQvO8&list=PLbmuUHudqeBbc9tLae_7UHX4KaVccAXZd&index=24
  • Passive Solar Design, Daylighting and Simulations for Green Buildings, Bangalore – 06 June 2013
    EDS conducted this professional training program in partnership with Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) in Bangalore. Day 1 included passive solar design fundamentals and their application in design. Day 2 included daylighting design techniques, technical terms and simulation analysis using Ecotect and Radiance. Participant testimonials can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7ahPBulLfM&index=11&list=PLbmuUHudqeBbc9tLae_7UHX4KaVccAXZd
  • Passive Solar Design, Daylighting and Simulations for Green Buildings, Pune – 04 May 2013
    EDS conducted the professional training program in partnership with Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) in Bangalore. Day 1 included passive solar design fundamentals and their application in design. Day 2 included daylighting design techniques, technical terms and simulations using Ecotect and Radiance. Participant testimonials can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPtT_j6UOc&list=PLbmuUHudqeBbc9tLae_7UHX4KaVccAXZd&index=5
  • Daylighting in Buildings, Delhi – 20 October 2012
    Under their Continuing Professional Development program (CPD), EDS conducted the second professional training program on daylighting techniques and building performance simulation analysis for professionals in the building industry.
  • Daylighting in Buildings, Mumbai – 06 October 2012
    Under their Continuing Professional Development program (CPD), EDS conducted a training program on daylighting techniques and building performance simulation analysis for professionals in the building industry.
  • EnviroTech 2014: Conference on Emerging Green Technologies – 03 December 2014
    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Environmental Design Solutions (Knowledge Partner) and Indian Green Building Council (institutional partner), organized EnviroTech 2014 03 December, 2014 at Chandigarh. To achieve goals of a low carbon economy and leading manufacturing hub, it is imperative that green technologies are explored for sustainable development, and the industry itself is moved on toward adoption of green technologies for its operations. Policy makers and entrepreneurs gathered to discuss emerging green technologies that Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) can venture into and the policy landscape needed to encourage entrepreneurs. Theme paper for Envirotech2014, prepared by EDS, can be downloaded from the following link: http://cii.in/PublicationDetail.aspx?enc=UA4J3wbeKgW1Erz6ZlaFtM8zcQj2Ut9k9jpNZvEIseoRChnrGk0sgnFVlEjXqruW6IhXriqlb1LhnpUW7M9BiEbpTgo1JUcQ+uWwn0ivWuFwHxTBOLK+jq1VUBc2a7eGrdD6nEQvuHvbZ6wvVkp1Zg/0ARps8grCT4gCsKQnmlTF//Ln8O0A3f9whO/di2cs
  • Launch of HVAC Market Assessment and Transformation Approach for India and Stakeholder Workshop - HVAC Market Transformation Strategies for India under PACE-D TA Program – 05 August 2014
    PACE-D TA Program TA team conducted a study in 2013 to understand the market for HVAC technologies and to identify key barriers to energy efficiency. Market profile and share of various technologies, their projected growth, and barriers to deployment of energy efficient technologies have been identified through a nationwide survey. Based on the findings of the study, market transformation approach to accelerate diffusion of energy efficient technologies in Indian markets have been proposed. Experts reviewed the market transformation strategies proposed in the report during the workshop and discussed the way forward for widespread deployment of energy efficient HVAC technologies in India. Stakeholders also shared ideas for potential pilot projects for HVAC energy efficiency programs. EDS is providing consulting services for the building energy efficiency component of the PACE-D TA Program.Please visit http://www.pace-d.com/events/ for more information.
  • International Seminar on Net Zero Energy Buildings in India under PACE-D TA Program – 17 May 2013
    NZEB definitions, policy mechanisms, grid Integration of renewable energy and other aspects instrumental in realizing NZEB targets were examined during this two day seminar. Discussions during the two day seminar revolved around policy frameworks (building codes, rating systems, feed-in-tariff, distributed generation, net metering) that can be instrumental in reducing building energy consumption and their targets in the next 20-30 years time period. EDS is providing consulting services for the building energy efficiency component of the PACE-D TA Program.Please visit http://www.pace-d.com/events/ for more information.
  • Low Energy Comfort Systems Expert Group Workshop under PACE-D TA Program – 28 February 2013
    Strategies and techniques for promoting use of low energy comfort systems in non-residential/commercial sector were discussed during the 2 day workshop in New Delhi. Experts and stakeholders shared their perspectives on key barriers in the adoption of low energy comfort systems in India, and the development of an appropriate roadmap to overcome the barriers. EDS is providing consulting services for the building energy efficiency component of the PACE-D TA Program.Please visit http://www.pace-d.com/events/ for more information.
  • Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) Update Workshop under PACE-D TA Program – 20 December 2012
    ECBC is being revised to incorporate changes in building technologies and construction practices since the code was first developed in 2007. ECBC Update Workshop was organized to discuss the update priorities, methodology for revision and implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code with leading building energy efficiency experts. Some other key areas that were discussed were: - ECBC Administration- Compliance and Enforcement: - ECBC update - Process and Engagement - Current Scenario and Baseline of Energy Use in Building in India - ECBC Future– Towards Net Zero: What does Net-Zero mean for India? - Future of low energy comfort and Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for ECBC EDS is providing consulting services for the building energy efficiency component of the PACE-D TA Program.Please visit http://www.pace-d.com/events/ for more information.
  • EDS organizes Roundtable for promotion of Energy Efficient Homes – 23 June 2013
    On the 6th of May 2013, a Roundtable meeting between National Housing Bank (NHB), KfW Development Bank (Germany), and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Public Lending Institutions, Green project developers and rating agencies was held at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi for the promotion of energy efficient housing in the Indian market. Participants at the meeting included representatives from noted Public Lending Institutions and Housing Finance Corporations such as SBI, HDFC, LIC HFL, DHFL and TATA Capital. The developers were represented by Spire- Viridian group and BDIC. Green building rating agencies such as IGBC and TERI were present as well. The objective of the meeting was to facilitate discussions between all concerned stakeholders on promoting energy efficient homes in India. Shri R.V. Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of NHB remarked that the he saw immense potential in energy efficient homes and welcomed suggestions from the attendees on promoting the program and energy efficient homes. A keen discussion between the stakeholders took place, which highlighted the importance of an effective central awareness program to increase the demand of energy efficient homes in the market. Participants also acknowledge that one possible approach to incentivize the market is via providing financial incentives to the consumers of energy efficient homes. The roundtable was organized by the members of the technical assistance group to the program which includes Adelphi, TERI and Environmental Design Solutions Pvt. Ltd. The meeting stemmed from the “Energy Efficient Homes” program, which is a product of bilateral agreement between Government of India and Government of Germany. Under the program, KfW Development Bank has extended a line of credit to the National Housing Bank, the implementing partner in India, for refinancing of energy efficient housing.
  • Tanmay Tathagat Awarded LEED Fellow Designation – 23 June 2013
    The U.S. Green Building Council on October 21st 2012 named Tanmay Tathagat of Environmental Design Solutions Pvt.(EDS) Ltd. to the 2012 class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry’s most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals. Mr. Tathagat was among forty-three of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals to be selected as LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Mr. Tathagat’s LEED AP (BD+C) credential, 16 years of green building experience, and extensive portfolio including such exemplary projects as Suzlon One Earth, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, World Bank Building comprise a few of his outstanding qualifications. With the intent of regionalizing energy codes and green building rating systems to India, he has been significantly engaged in the development of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), LEED India rating systems, Energy Efficiency Rating system for end user appliances with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Eco-Housing Green Building Rating System in collaboration with GDA-USAID. These accomplishments have led to his presence on the development panels of energy efficiency building code in California, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, and conducting energy efficiency training for building professionals.
  • EDSNA launched – 11 March 2013
    Environmental Design Solutions has launched it's North American operations and will be based in New York under the leadership of Varun Kohli and Jason Vollen. Both Varun and Jason have a strong background of extensive experience in the professional and academic arenas of sustainable design and analysis. EDS Global Headquarters office in New Delhi and it's Directors, Tanmay Tathagat, Anamika Prasad and Gurneet Monga will provide logistical support to The North American operations. With the launch of its New York office, EDS NA will be able to reach out to clients throughout the North American continent and beyond.