Propagating public-private partnership (PPP) model as a catalyst for energy efficiency and sustainable development in the construction sector, Vijay Garg, president of Council of Architecture in New Delhi, said India faces a formidable challenge in reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, natural resources and energy supply infrastructure.
Speaking at NIT-Trichy after inaugurating national conference on ‘Recent trends in architecture and civil engineering towards energy efficient and sustainable development,’ he said building sector consumes a lot of energy during construction as well as operation phases.
Garg expressed hope that the conference will strive to address the different facets of building sector that focus on sustainable and energy efficient solutions, which will foster a better future. The conference will be a platform to look at the problems in the building sector and its meaningful and practical solutions, he said.
Mini Shaji Thomas, director, NIT-Trichy, congratulated the architecture department for hosting its first national conference at the institute.
She also said that the institute has embarked on a greening initiative of the campus and its neighbourhood, buoyed by the Green Campus award from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. Thomas said eminent experts from various institute should initiate deliberation to focus on the need of the hour and provide insights into different aspects of green buildings and sustainable architecture.
K Thirumaran, chairman, NCACESD-19, highlighted the importance of the conference and reported the different facets of building sector that tends to use more resources in the name of development and tries to bring out sustainable and energy efficient solutions, which will foster for a better tomorrow.
The main goal of the conference was to share and discuss solutions to achieve energy efficiency for sustainable development through architecture and civil engineering. More than 300 delegates presented their technical papers in the conference, which include researchers, academicians, and professionals from across the country.
News Source : Times of India