Center for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy
Center for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy

The Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) aims to provide an impetus to research and development in the area of energy and habitat. We rely on the tenets of building science to provide solutions for current and future challenges facing our communities and cities. Our multidisciplinary work aims to provide scientifically validated inputs towards policymaking, assist the development of design and technology, and facilitate knowledge-exchange for human capacity building.

CARBSE’s focus areas include passive and low energy building design, building material and construction characterization, occupant comfort, energy benchmarking of buildings and energy use modelling. We study buildings through the design phase, construction phase and their operational life. Our studies extend beyond individual buildings to the wider neighbourhood and city scales.

CARBSE houses state-of-the-art research infrastructure and employs highly trained and motivated domain specialists. Our research facilities are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). also participate in International Round Robin inter-laboratory tests for various experiments and procedures on annual basis. We work with multiple leading industry, government, and non-government/not-for-profit organisations. The Center has designed and operates out of a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), a living laboratory that houses the Center’s activities and provides lessons in designing, constructing and operating a net-zero energy facility.

Our key initiatives include:

  • Performance evaluation of thermo-physical-optical properties of building materials and construction technologies

  • Occupant comfort studies and climate-specific thermal comfort models

  • Development and performance evaluation of low energy cooling technologies

  • Technical assistance for development and enforcement of building codes and construction

Leadership


Rajan Rawal

Rajan Rawal

Executive Director

Rajan Rawal is the Executive Director of CARBSE and a faculty member at CEPT University. He teaches Energy Modelling and Energy Efficient Habitat at CEPT University. He has been at the forefront of driving building energy efficiency in India and serves as a member on important committees at the Bureau of Indian Standards, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, GRIHA Rating Council, and India Green Building Council. Prof Rawal led Indo-US Joint Clean Energy R & D Centre - Building Energy Efficiency Sector, and presently leading Indo-UK project on Energy Demand Reduction and Mission Innovation challenge on heating and cooling in buildings from India side. He also serves as member, operating council of ‘Global Cooling Prize’ He is also the founder-member- secretary of India Chapter of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and serves at IBPSA world as “Chair Education”.

Rajan represents India on the Global Building Performance Network (GBPN), International Energy Agency EBC Annex 69. He contributes to EBC Annex 79 and Annex 80. He has served as the principal investigator of several research and development project funded by the Government of India, multi-lateral agencies, development banks and philanthropic organizations. Rajan has published extensively on building energy efficiency and serves on editorial boards of several journals including Buildings and Cities.

CARBSE Team

News

  November 18, 2019
Global Cooling Prize Finalists Visit CARBSE
  November 18, 2019
Research
Global Cooling Prize Finalists Visit CARBSE

CEPT University, one of the four administrating partners of the Global Cooling Prize (GCP), organized a visit of the CARBSE Research Fa...


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Events

Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Camp (BEEP Camp)
Workshop
Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Camp (BEEP Camp)

December 15, 2019
CEPT University

CARBSE Lecture Series: Mr. Ranojoy Dutta
Workshop
CARBSE Lecture Series: Mr. Ranojoy Dutta

February 15, 0019
NZEB Seminar Hall, CEPT University

CARBSE 10
Workshop
CARBSE 10

October 29, 2018
Net Zero Energy Building, CEPT University

CARBSE Lecture Series: Mr. V. Krishnan
Workshop
CARBSE Lecture Series: Mr. V. Krishnan

September 26, 2018
Net Zero Energy Building, CEPT University

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Contact Us

Center for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy

CEPT University
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus, University Road, Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat, India

Phone: +91 79 2630 2470, Ext : 383
Fax: +91 7926302075
Email: carbse@cept.ac.in