Energy Positive Habitats (Energy Positive Habi)
|Event Date/Time: Aug 30, 2012||End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2012|
|Registration Date: Aug 15, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2012|
30 Aug to 1 Sept, 2012
Auroville (near Pondicherry)
â€˜Human Habitats today have become centers of energy consumption. By conserving energy with appropriate building design, reducing energy by efficient energy management and producing energy with decentralized systems that allows feeding surplus energy into the grid, we can create a shift towards energy positive habitats. Essential to this movement is the fact that humans have to change their life styles to consume less energy.â€˜
Energy Positive Habitat workshop will address the following topics: decentralized energy systems, energy efficient building design, energy management and audits and energy policies. In regard to buildings, ways of utilizing existing buildings in a more energy efficient way, to designing new low-energy buildings that use natural lighting and cooling/heating technologies will be addressed. In terms of technology, experts will discuss decentralised energy systems, such as mini wind turbines and solar Pv systems. On a governance level, supportive policies for energy efficiency programs, for the promotion of decentralized renewable power generation and feed in regulations will be identified.
Distinguished national and international professionals in the field will share their vision and experiences in the form of plenary talks, participatory sessions and a panel discussion addressing the key question concerning Energy Positive Habitats.
The capacity is limited and parallel workshop sessions will be filled up on first come first serve basis. Registration deadline is August 15th, 2012.