India is adding the equivalent of a Chicago to its urban landscape every year. Given the critical energy demand-supply gap in the country, it is imperative that long term lock–in of inefficient, high energy consuming buildings is avoided. At the GBPN we are working to facilitate holistic policies supported by adequate financial and legislative impetus to ensure that building design incorporates resource efficiency as first principles.
Smita is a qualified architect with a Postgraduate specialisation in Energy efficient and sustainable building. She has co-led research and consultancy projects on reduction of carbon emissions from buildings and cities, and sustainable building performance, while based at the Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development, UK. She was also involved in teaching postgraduate architecture students as an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and has taught modules on passive design, post occupancy evaluation and renewable energy for buildings. She has published a number of research papers and has also worked in architectural practices in Delhi and London.
© Gregg Images / GBPN 2012