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Assessing the energy, environmental and human impacts of redeveloping slums in Mumbai

2018
Precourt Institute for Energy

PIs: Rishee Jain, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Ronita Bardhan, Centre for Urban Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


 

Project Summary

Redevelopment of informal settlements in India do not consider implications on energy efficiency and the ability to integrate renewable energy. One proposed redevelopment would dramatically increase indoor temperatures, promoting greater use of expensive air conditioning. This venture will develop a data-driven simulation toolkit for assessing energy efficiency, renewable energy potential and human burdens of slum redevelopment strategies.


 

Publications: 

1. Nutkiewicz, A., and Jain, R. K., and Bardhan, R. (Dec2018). “Energy modeling of urban informal settlement redevelopment:Exploring design parameters for optimal thermal comfort inDharavi, Mumbai, India,Applied Energy.

2. Nutkiewicz, A., (Sept 2019)“Characterization of informal settlements in the Global South: Assessing key design parameters to improve thermal comfort and building energy consumption.,” YSSP Reports.

3. Nutkiewicz, A., and Mastrucci,A., and Rao, N.D., and Jain, R. K. “Characterization of informal settlements in the Global South: Assessing key design parameters to improve thermal comfort and building energy consumption.,”(Paper in Progress).