Dr. V. K. Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU, attended International conference on “Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) held in POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA BARCELONA-TECH at Barcelona, Spain from 1st to 3rd February 2017. He presented his research paper titled “Potential Alternate Energy Resources for Sustainability: A Must Need for a Top Indian Pilgrimage City” during the conference. The paper was coauthored by Ar. Anoop Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, SMVDU. In the research paper, Dr. V. K. Dogra stressed on harnessing the solar energy, wind energy biomass energy and construction of mini hydropower plants along Jhajjar Nalah near Domail and Sacred Ban Ganga to meet the ever-increasing demands of Katra town and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
A Sustainable House Model for sub-tropical climate was presented in the form of Research Paper entitled ‘Building a Green Home Using Local Resources and Sustainable Technology in Jammu Region – A Case Study’ at the International Conference organized by IEREK from 1st Feb-3rd Feb’2017 at Universitat Polytechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. IEREK is an international institution that is concerned with the exchange of knowledge and enhancing research through organizing and managing conferences in all fields of knowledge. The research article aims at developing a Green Residence in Jammu city, where the concept of sustainability is missing in the current scenario. The research focuses on local resources available and utilizing natural resources efficiently; establishing green roofs, planting trees to control the overall temperature and provide better air quality; and making an effort towards conserving resources and reducing the carbon foot print. Such a solution for designing of a Residence will definitely act as a role model in the making of smart cities. The Research Paper was further published in the proceedings of Elsevier in "Energy Procedia".
An international institute IEREK-that is concerned with the exchange of knowledge and enhancing research through organizing and managing conferences in all fields of knowledge. Abhimanyu Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & Landscape Design ,Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University presented a research paper titled “Rejuvenating A Space into World Class Environment Through Conservation and Energy Saving Techniques” in the international conference titled “Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture And Urbanism” (AREQ), held in Barcelona, Spain.
In the research paper, Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma highlighted the present conditions of Mubarak Mandi Complex – The Royal Habitation of Maharajas of Jammu & Kashmir, which needs to be conserved and restored. More stress was given on the factors which were responsible behind the present condition of the complex.
He further emphasised on the conservation, preservation techniques along with energy saving techniques which should be implemented in Heritage buildings to retain their sanctity. Furthermore, the existing Architectural Features comprising of both Structural and Decorative elements of Mubarak Mandi complex which makes it an important landmark was discussed, highlighted and appreciated in the research paper.
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