Integration of Energy Efficiency in Early Design Stage-Architects' Perspective

Authors(3) :-Jatinder Kaur, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Aggarwal

In the wake of growing concerns of energy issues, the architects are also being looked upon for designing energy efficient buildings. This paper attempts to gain an insight into the various factors affecting the design decision making by architects in this regard. The research is further extended to identify the various related issues. The aim of this paper is to highlight the role of architects in integrating energy efficiency in the early stage of a building design and to understand the expectations of architects for design aids. The methodology adopted in the research was to collect data through an Online survey method using "Google Forms" in which a questionnaire was sent to 300 architects in India. The responses gave a clear indication towards the need of design aids which could help the architects in achieving energy efficiency targets in the buildings. The responses also established the characteristics of such design aids so that these could be integrated smoothly into the existing design process adopted by the architects. The findings of this research can be used in future research for the development of design decision making aids or tools for the architects, so that the global issues of energy deficiency can be addressed at large.

Authors and Affiliations

Jatinder Kaur
Ph.D. Research Scholar, IKG Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India
Dr. Prabhjot Kaur
Professor, Department of Built Environment, PIT Mohali, Punjab, India
Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Aggarwal
Associate. Prof., Department. Civil Engineering, GZS PTU Campus, Bathinda, Punjab, India

Energy, Energy Efficiency, Design, CO2 emissions, Buildings

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 211-215
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173644
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Jatinder Kaur, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Aggarwal, " Integration of Energy Efficiency in Early Design Stage-Architects' Perspective", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.211-215, July-August-2017.
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