This book bridges the gap between research and practice in the area of sustainable design of buildings, exploring the passive (climate-responsive) design and thermal behavior of buildings and ways to incorporate these enhancements in architectural and civil engineering practice. It presents climatic data and its analysis in a readily usable form and shows ways in which such data can be used to achieve passive (climate-responsive) and sustainable building design. The book presents case studies of sustainable building in each of five climatic zones of India. The book includes climatic data from 62 cities in India and describes how it can be synthesized in sustainable building design.
The book can serve as a practical tool or handbook for architects, engineers, and designers, providing them with an understanding of the physical phenomena involved and a means for suitably implementing and applying passive (climate-responsive) design principles. It also offers a valuable resource for researchers, students, and policymakers working in the area of sustainable building design and construction.
Prof. Dr. Chitrarekha Kabre is former Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Urban and Town Planning, State University of Haryana, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, India. She is a former Fulbright Visiting Professor of the North Dakota State University, USA (2012-13). She earned her Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008 (recipient of the Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship). In 1989 she received her Master of Building Engineering and Management (recipient of gold medal) degree from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (an institute of National Importance). In 1985 she received her Bachelor of Architecture from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. She has 24 25 years of academic and professional experience in the architecture and building profession. She is a life member of the International Association of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), and an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. She has authored 33 research papers in international conferences and journals (Building and Environment and Architectural Science Review) and has served as a reviewer for the journals Building and Environment and Indoor and Built Environment. She is the Chief Editor of the book Energy Efficient Design of Buildings and Cities, published by the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal and Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (HSOWL), Detmold, Germany. She has an extensive citation index in Google Scholar. Her biography is published in Marquis Who's Who in the World, the United States, as one of the leading achievers. She is GRIHA Certified Professional of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) & Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources, Government of India. She is also ECBC Certified Professional of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India. She has developed courses on Sustainable Architecture at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. She introduced M. Tech. (Construction and Real Estate Management) innovative programme awarded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India.