Leh, April 5: In order to improve the implementation and capacity building of public works engineers of UT Ladakh and GOI, a one-day workshop on energy-efficient buildings and insulation technology was being organised by CPWD Ladakh in DC Conference Hall, Leh.
Commissioner Secretary, PHE/I&FC, Ladakh, Ajeet Kumar Sahu in his addressed highlighted the need of the energy-efficient building and insulation technology. He stressed on the need to adopt sustainable practices and right approach which are data driven based on scientific approach.
Insulation and low energy buildings with geothermal exchange and solar hybridization was the main theme of the day.
At the inaugural address, Deputy Commissioner, Leh Shrikant Suse welcomed the concerned officials and stressed that the mandate of this workshop is to provide maximum benefit to the beneficiaries and thanked CPWD for organising this workshop. He further added that Ladakh is blessed with ample Geothermal energy and added it can be used for energy-efficient buildings and insulation and reducing the load on the grid.
Earlier P.C. Tanoch, CE, PW (B&R), Ladakh spoke on the heating requirements of buildings in Ladakh.
Chief Engineer and Executive Director CPWD Ladakh, Pradeep Gupta also addressed the gathering and added that CPWD will work hand in hand with UT Ladakh Administration to utilize Ladakh’s natural and renewable resources to their maximum level.
Later, MD, S.A.P. Automations India Pvt Ltd, Arijit Ghosh gave a detailed presentation on low energy techniques in achieving Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) where he spoke on Climate Change and buildings, the context of design in buildings, sustainable development goal, renewable energy of world forum, policy and strategy, performance and not a certification, heating (De-carbonized), emission comparison, plan with modern de-carbonized techniques etc.
Rajesh B Kondle, Vice President and Head Building & Factories FAST L&T Construction and his Deputy General Manager (DGM) contracts B.R.Karthikkeyan, presented on the Integrated Hybrid Modular Construction Technology (IHMCT) as part of their Fast Track Construction Technologies. The technology takes cognizance of off-site Construction & Modular Design. DRDO in collaboration with L&T has constructed a 1.3 L square feet G+ 6 Floor, FCS facility in Bangalore in a record of 45 days.
The workshop was attended by the Chief Engineer PW(R&B) Department UT Ladakh; Chief Engineer Mechanical Engineering Department Ladakh; Chief Engineer, PDD Leh; Chief Engineer PHE/I&FC Department UT Ladakh; Superintending Engineer PMGSY Circle Ladakh; Superintending Engineer PWD Circle Leh/Kargil; Superintending Engineer Mechanical Department Kargil; All the Executive Engineers PW (R&B)/PHE, I& FC Divisions Leh/Kargil; CPWD officers and concerned officers.