Net Zero India: Building the momentum with Solar Decathlon India

29 February, 2024

02:30 PM – 04:45 PM

Session Brief

India has a goal of net-zero by 2070, and a commitment to reduce emissions intensity by 45% by the end of this decade. Meanwhile, building construction and operations contribute to nearly 1/3rd of India’s emissions, but infrastructure investors are expecting a revolution through decarbonisation, digitisation, and de-globalisation. India’s commitment and the opportunity it has by being the largest site of urbanisation, infrastructure growth, and innovation, asks for a stocktaking of technical capacity and momentum for decarbonising the building sector.  

This session will look for answers to the following questions:

  • What policy and industry trends are aimed at buildings’ decarbonisation for 2030?
  • What kind of capacity has been built in the last 3 years through Solar Decathlon India?
  • How can the policy and industry trends be served through initiatives such as Solar Decathlon India?

Session Agenda

Prasad Vaidya, Director, Solar Decathlon India (SDI)

Ashok B Lall, Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects

SDI winners – 4 teams

Ashok B Lall, Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects

Aarti Nain, Energy Efficiency Specialist & SDI Jury member

Anita Gupta, Head – Climate, Energy and Sustainable Technology Division, Department of Science and Technology

Nisha Mendiratta, ED, Indo-US Science & Technology Forum

Priyank Garg, President, ISHRAE Delhi Chapter

Sandeep Roy, Sr VP and Head – Design & Engineering, DLF

Jayanta Chaudhuri, Director, AEEE

Audience are invited to view Posters of SDI students’ design