Thermal Comfort and Climate Resilience in Residential Buildings
Indoor thermal comfort, essential for physiological and psychological well-being, can be typically provided by active heating or cooling or a combination of both – this is contingent mainly on the local weather and the seasonal variations therein.
The overarching goal of India Cooling Action Plan is to provide sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all while securing environmental and socio-economic benefits for the society. According to ICAP, Government support for the vulnerable communities should include strategies such as: enforcing efficient building envelope and comfort systems through Eco-Niwas Samhita (ECBC-R) in the design and construction of housing for EWS and LIG to enable thermal comfort for all; funding and support for initiatives led by local municipalities and NGOs, such as cool-roof programs, off- grid micro-systems for cooling, and localized heat-action plans.
This session shall provide a platform for various agencies to come together and discuss the challenges, probable solutions and approach for mainstreaming thermal comfort and climate resilience in residential buildings.