IEEE PES Kerala Chapter in association with Energy Management Centre, Kerala is organizing a Design Contest for Engineering College Students of Kerala titled My Energy Efficient Dream Home.
Studies show that energy production and industry are the main contributors to the global warming that drives climate change. Efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 20C by 2100 over that existed at the start time of industrialization, can be successful by mainly concentrating on improving energy efficiency in buildings (share 60%), industry (25%) and transportation (15%). Building appears to hold the key. While zero Carbon discharge in buildings will take more time to achieve, a very large potential for saving energy in the production of materials of construction, in the construction process and during occupation still exist.
New materials, new ways of building structures and increased comfort while occupying them with decreasing amount of energy consumption could be the target for the immediate future. Myriads of opportunities could emerge, if we pick our brains looking for a solution. Green Building is a new concept. Biomimetics (biomimicry) is another. Other keywords to those who participate in this contest are: Multidisciplinary engagements, passive energy, insulation, efficient land use, use of natural wind and sunshine, living comfort, minimizing use of water and energy, building energy management system, safe and effective waste management, green building standards, building envelopes, innovative design and selection of materials, low cost and nature friendliness, etc.
Contestants may familiarize themselves with building rules, national policies, laws regarding public safety, stipulations by local governments etc, before taking any of the following four routes, or combinations of them and come out with demonstrable innovations, which are affordable, environment friendly, energy efficient, easily replicable and most of all sustainable:
- Improved use of terrain, land and construction materials, layout plan, use of local natural materials and water harvesting
- Energy and water efficient construction and use of buildings, equipment energy efficiency, use of renewable forms of energy, and improved waste management
- Heat insulation, improved thermal comfort, integrating structural design to use natural elements
- Improved appliances, equipment automation, new electrification plans, building energy management, ease of utilizing public transportation
First Prize Rs.25000, Second Prize Rs.15000, Third Prize Rs.10,000
Hub level contest 24 Sep 2016, State level contest 22nd Oct 2016
Register before 5th September 2016
For more details contact K.Biju, Secretary, PES Kerala Chapter Ph 9446808243