Parveen Kumar

Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2014
pp. 76 – 95

PraveenParveen Kumar is Associate Professor at Department of Architecture, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonipat and is currently pursuing PhD in Architecture from the same institute in the field of energy efficient design of existing students’ accommodation in university campus. His areas of interest include architectural theory, building performance, energy efficiency, urban planning and sustainable development.


Although there is increasing awareness on integrated design approaches with energy efcient design techniques for designing new buildings, little attention is paid to existing buildings and their energy performance. This paper examines various building performance assessment methods commonly used in India and their merits in identifying energy conservation strategies. Further, Case Study approach has been used to illustrate process of building performance evaluation by tracking performance of existing students’ accommodation in a university campus. Various studies have revealed that in absence of tracking of energy consumption and relatively larger footprint and high occupancy of students’ accommodation, a higher amount of energy is consumed in them. The paper focuses on establishing integrated approach of monitoring energy consumption thermal conditions and occupant satisfaction to assess a building’s performance and reduce its energy consumption by identifying suitable energy conserving measures.

Building Performance Assessment, Common Tools and Rating Systems in India, Building Performance Evaluation, Instrumentation, Case Study