The TERI School of Advanced Studies in association with Team Catalyst organized a training program on Building Energy and Daylight Analysis on 14th Feb 2020. The training program was started with a welcome address by Dr. Som Mondal. This was followed by an introductory note about the training program by Prof. Atul Kumar (Dean Academic, TERI School of Advanced Studies).
The training program was divided into two sessions presented by Mr. P C Thomas (Director, Team Catalyst, Australia).
First Session was focused on understating about building energy simulation. Mr. Thomas explained use of building energy simulation for designing heating ventilation and air conditioning system. It was demonstrated with simulation model that how oversized system leads to wastage of energy in buildings. Modelling of control sequences used in various energy efficiency measures were shown in DesignBuilder tool. Mr. Thomas gave brief about National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) prevalent in Australia for environmental performance of buildings.
Second session was focused on daylight analysis of buildings. Mr. Thomas introduced participants about different daylight performance metrics. Mr. Thomas talked about mandatory daylight requirements in Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of India. ECBC daylight performance is based on Useful Daylight Illuminance (UDI) metric. Mr. Thomas presented two case studies for daylight analysis in buildings.
After the both the sessions Dr. Som Mondal presented a memento “bells of hope” to Mr. P. C. Thomas. Certificates to participants were given by Mr. P C Thomas. Dr. Aviruch Bhatia delivered the vote of thanks to speaker and participants. Total 54 participants attended in the training program. Out of total 54 participants, 27 participants were from outside TERI-SAS and other participants were from TERI-SAS. Participants were from both architectural and engineering background, mix of students and professionals. Before the lunch, a group photograph was taken at amphitheater.