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EPSRC Reference: EP/R008434/1
Title: Residential building energy demand reduction in India (RESIDE)
Principal Investigator: Gupta, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Chatterton, Dr TJ Nicol, Professor JF Oliveira, Professor S
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Aayojan School of Architecture & Design Administrative Staff College of India Barclays (International)
Bosch (Robert Bosch GmbH) International Fenesta Hear Realty Private Limited
Indian Green Building Council International Institute of IT ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating Eng)
Jamia Millia Islamia University Malaviya Nat Inst of Tech Jaipur (MNIT) Nirma University
Salesian College, Darjeeling Schneider Electric (International) Society for Development Alternatives
The Glass Academy UN HABITAT Unique Dream Builders
Department: Faculty of Tech, Design and Environment
Organisation: Oxford Brookes University
Scheme: Newton Fund
Starts: 01 November 2017 Ends: 30 June 2023 Value (£): 772,178
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Efficiency
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
26 Jul 2017 UK India Reducing Energy Demand in the Built Environment Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The RESIDE (Residential building energy demand reduction in India) project will help support the improvement of living conditions for millions of Indian citizens through establishing the knowledge base to develop a residential building code for high quality, low-energy housing across all five climatic zones in India.

The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, digital scientists, urban planners and behavioural researchers to assess all aspects of the residential energy use problem, including performance of the building fabric; in-home appliances including heating, ventilation and air conditioning; indoor environment and occupant behaviour.

RESIDE will undertake surveys and monitoring of energy consumption in 2000 homes spread across the five different climatic zones in India in order to build up a new, open access database for policy and practitioner communities in India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In 10% of these homes, we will also trial and evaluate a Smart Home Energy Management System, to be designed within the project, to enable householders greater control over their comfort and energy consumption.

These activities will be used to develop low-cost monitoring and post-occupancy evaluation protocols suitable for the Indian situation. This will not only improve Best Practice, but allow a framework by which consistent data can be collected and added to the RESIDE database. Using novel techniques developed by the project team for assessing the potential up-scaling of individual household measures and actions to a neighbourhood level, RESIDE will explore and establish protocols for assessing the potential for, and likely benefits of, widespread take up of energy efficiency and rooftop solar technologies at a community scale.

By engaging with a wide range of stakeholders involved in planning and construction throughout the project, and by undertaking an extensive review of policy experiences in similar countries, the RESIDE project will establish the key factors essential for consideration in the development of a new residential building code for India. Then, building on the extensive data collected through the project, and a set of co-design workshops, the project will develop a proposed framework for a new residential building code.

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