‘RACHNA-Resilient, Affordable and Comfortable Housing Through National Action’ is an initiative of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Building Material and Technology promotion Council (BMTPC).
150 trainings and events were hosted on innovative construction technologies and thermal comfort for Affordable Housing to acquaint various stakeholders from the building construction industry with the nuances of thermal comfort. The training programs delivered in-depth knowledge on Thermal Comfort, material influences, and its relationship with building physics. Moreover, it familiarized participants with design strategies, construction techniques, low-cost solutions, policy documents, building codes, international practices, and other aspects relevant to thermal comfort in affordable housing. It also covered topics like thermal comfort study of LHPs and life cycle cost for LHPs along with no cost design solutions to make a building thermally comfortable and reduce carbon footprint.
The focus of these trainings was on creating awareness among stakeholders on thermal comfort, its necessity in the affordable housing sector and ways to achieve it.
The outcome of the training was to make the stakeholders in the affordable housing sector understand the need for thermal comfort & urge them to include no cost or low-cost strategies in upcoming projects. Participants of the training program were equipped with advanced knowledge and skillset to ensure provision of thermal comfort in India's affordable housing sector.