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Reference Number EP/R008434/1
Title Residential building energy demand reduction in India (RESIDE)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Prof R (Rajat ) Gupta
No email address given
Sch of the Built Environment
Oxford Brookes University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2017
End Date 30 June 2023
Duration 68 months
Total Grant Value £772,178
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme Newton Programme
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof R (Rajat ) Gupta , Sch of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor JF Nicol , Low Energy Architecture Research Unit, London Metropolitan University (0.001%)
Dr S Oliveira , Computing Engineering and Maths Science, University of the West of England (0.001%)
Dr TJ Chatterton , Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Bosch (aka Robert Bosch GmbH), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Barclays Bank plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Kenya (0.000%)
Project Contact , Heer Realty Ventures Private Limited, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), India (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Institute of Information Technology, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jamia Millia Islamia University, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT), India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aayojan School of Architecture and Design, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Salesian College, Darjeeling, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fenesta, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nirma University, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Society for Development Alternatives, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Schneider Electric SE, France (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Glass Academy, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Unique Dream Builders Pvt. Ltd., India (0.000%)
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Abstract The RESIDE (Residential building energy demand reduction in India) project will help support the improvement of living conditions for millions of Indian citizens through establishing the knowledge base to develop a residential building code for high quality, low-energy housing across all five climatic zones in India.The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, digital scientists, urban planners and behavioural researchers to assess all aspects of the residential energy use problem, including performance of the building fabric; in-home appliances including heating, ventilation and air conditioning; indoor environment and occupant behaviour.RESIDE will undertake surveys and monitoring of energy consumption in 2000 homes spread across the five different climatic zones in India in order to build up a new, open access database for policy and practitioner communities in India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In 10% of these homes, we will also trial and evaluate a Smart Home Energy Management System, to be designed within the project, to enable householders greater control over their comfort and energy consumption.These activities will be used to develop low-cost monitoring and post-occupancy evaluation protocols suitable for the Indian situation. This will not only improve Best Practice, but allow a framework by which consistent data can be collected and added to the RESIDE database. Using novel techniques developed by the project team for assessing the potential up-scaling of individual household measures and actions to a neighbourhood level, RESIDE will explore and establish protocols for assessing the potential for, and likely benefits of, widespread take up of energy efficiency and rooftop solar technologies at a community scale.By engaging with a wide range of stakeholders involved in planning and construction throughout the project, and by undertaking an extensive review of policy experiences in similar countries, the RESIDE project will establish the key factors essential for consideration in the development of a new residential building code for India. Then, building on the extensive data collected through the project, and a set of co-design workshops, the project will develop a proposed framework for a new residential building code.
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Added to Database 06/02/19