Webinar: Decarbonizing Building Construction in India

Start/Stop Date:
17 Feb 2021
Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)
Online: GoToWebinar
Focus Areas:
Decarbonizing Building Construction in India
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Cement and steel are the most commonly used building materials in the construction industry and collectively contribute to 15% of the total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Globally, building construction and operation accounts for 39% of the total GHG emissions, of which 11% is due to material used in building construction.

As India continues its growth story, rapid urbanisation and increasing population will escalate energy consumption and GHG emissions due to increased construction activity. Therefore, adopting sustainable building construction practices becomes essential for a low carbon economy and to achieve the 1.5°C Paris Agreement goal.

Sustainable building construction would require considerations on low carbon design approaches, improved construction techniques, circular economy strategies and alternate low carbon material options. In recent years a lot of research is happening on this front. This webinar aims to sensitize key stakeholders on the low carbon approaches including innovations happening in design and construction, alternate materials, and circular economy measures.

Date: 17 February 2021, Time: 15.00 – 16.30 (IST)
Opening remarks Satish Kumar, President & Executive Director, AEEE
Presentations by Tim Chapman, Director Infrastructure, Arup
Ashok B Lall, Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects
R.V Ramani, Founder and Head, Argus Concrete Solutions
Q&A session


  1. Ashok B Lall 

Mr. Ashok B Lall is the owner of "Ashok B Lall Architects", where he practices architecture addressing social inequity, cultural subversion and environmental impact. He prioritizes design and technological selection in favor of sustainability and energy conservation. 

  1. Dr. R V Ramani

Dr Ramani is the Founder and Head of Argus Concrete Solutions Inc., the firm which developed technology to utilise industrial mineral waste viz Fly ash, Steel slag, and other wastes to make concrete products. 

  1. Mr. Tim Chapman 

Mr. Tim is the leader of Arup’s London based infrastructure group. His interest lies in decarbonizing infrastructure and was awarded the ICE President’s Medal for producing the institution’s first significant thought-piece on how to decarbonise the infrastructure sector. 

  1. Dr. Satish Kumar 

Dr Satish Kumar serves as the President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). Prior to AEEE, he was the Energy Efficiency Ambassador and led the Energy Management business at the Schneider Electric India, a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Chief of Party for a USAID-supported bilateral energy efficiency technical assistance program (ECO-III) project.

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