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Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI organises Webinar on ECO-Niwas Samhita

Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI organises Webinar on ECO-Niwas Samhita 1

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) organised a one day webinar on ECO-Niwas Samhita(ENS)2018 in collaboration with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India on 09 May 2020. ECO-Niwas Samhita is a latest Energy Conservation Code exclusively for the residential buildings and will be implemented on the housing and residential projects.

Welcoming the experts and participants the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Hina Zia emphasised on the need to adopt the latest technology and guidelines to make our buildings more energy efficient. She added that appropriate architectural measures can help in the significant energy savings in a building and collectively in the city.

The overview of the energy sector was provided by Ms Akansha Krishnan, Consultant BEE and Mr. Vikas Ranjan, Head of Buildings, GIZ shared insights on the need to implement energy efficiency code on the residential Buildings. The training on the ECO-Niwas Samhita was provided by Mr. Abu Talha Farooqui, an architect and green building consultant. He explained in detail the various aspects and principles of energy conservation as outlined in the ECO-Niwas Samhita.

The webinar was attended by about 200 students and teachers of the Faculty, who also participated in a quiz at the end of the Webinar.

In the end Dr. Qamar Irshad of the Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI extended thanks to the experts and panelists in organising this highly relevant webinar for the students and the faculty.

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics is continuously carrying out teaching online during the Lockdown period and organisation of the Webinar was an addition to the curriculum learning for students.

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