Thinking Green-Way Forward
Special Lecture Series on Sustainability

Organized by
Rachana Sansad's Institute of Environmental Architecture
Open to all (register at envarch.rachana@gmail.com)

Venue
Noshir Talathi Auditorium,
Ground Flr.,
Rachana Sansad,
Prabahadevi, Mumbai 400025;
Tel: 022 24301024 ext. 601

There are those who think green -philosophy. And there are those who act green- practise. There is no doubt that we need both -philosophy and action -in order to make buildings that have small footprints.Sustainable Architecture is a science, an art and a way of life. It speaks its own language and provides comfort and delight to the user and to the viewer.

To decipher the nuts and bolts of such architecture, we have organized a special lecture series on sustainability -Thinking Green: way Forward -where experts will share their philosophy and practise. The resource persons for this lecture series are passionate about their subject, and have an intense knowledge and insight about the subject.

The lecture series is meant for students of the Masters Program in Environmental Architecture, but is open to faculty members from all disciplines, architects, professionals and any one interested. There is no fee but prior registration by email is mandatory (except for students of Rachana Sansad).

Meenal Sutaria

Ar. Meenal Sutaria

Design Optimization -Passive Solar Design and Sustainable Site Development

Date and Time: 11 October 2014 : 0830 hrs

Founder and Director of Green Angle, a firm that provides Integrated Environmental design solutions for Residential, Commercial and Industrial projects in India and abroad, Meenal has completed her Masters in Architecture, in Energy Conservation and Climate Responsive Architecture from University of Arizona, USA. Green Angle focusses on integrated environmental design, optimization of daylighting, energy conservation and energy efficiency.

Meenal is a third party assessor for the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and for the past many years has been teaching Environmental Architecture in colleges likes Rizvi College of Architecture, IES College of Architecture, Academy of Architecture, Balwant Sheth College of Architecture and Center for Energy Environment and Sustainability.

Srikrishna Bhagwat

Mr. Srikrishna Bhagwat

Urban Solid Waste Management -Pollution & Remediation

Date and Time: 11 October 2014 : 1030 hrs

Served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for Solid Waste Management (SWM) for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) from 2003 to 2007, after serving several years as sub-engineer (maintenance) for MCGM. During his tenure as OSD, SWM, he organized and conducted workshops and meetings for the promotion, awareness and successful implementation of the concept of Advanced Locality Management (ALM) in Mumbai. He was instrumental in mobilizing NGOs and citizens' groups in effective decentralized waste management.

Presently, Mr. Bhagwat is a consultant to the All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG) and at age 70, travels through the length of the state and country preaching and practising and helping implement effective urban solid waste management through the country.

Mr. Vivek Gilani
Efficient and Natural Air Conditioning for Buildings

Date and Time: 18 October 2014 : 0830 hrs
Mr. Vivek Gilani An Ashoka Fellow and an Environmental Engineer (MS Environmental Engineering -University of Massachusetts) with consulting expertise in the field of water and wastewater treatment design and analysis, Vivek Gilani is also a BEE Certified Energy Auditor.

He co-founded the India-specific carbon footprint calculation and minimization body at no2co2.along with his mentor Dr. Amit Garg from IIM-A.

Vivek is also Founder/Director of cBalance Solutions Hub, an organization whichwas been appointed for conducting GHG Inventory and Green Roadmap Development of the IPL and Shanghai World Expo by the UNEP, and for developing a national Building Energy Benchmarking Tool for the Hotel and Hospital Industry in India by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency . He is passionate about his subject of energy saving through efficient air conditioning.

Ar. Sulakshana Mahajan
Ecological History of India -culture and architecture in the context of environmental conditions

Date and Time: 18 October 2014 : 1030 hrs
Ar. Sulakshana Mahajan
An Urban Planning Consultant at Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU), Sulakshana Mahajan is currently involved in urban policy issues such aseconomic development, public and private sector housing, redevelopment and slum redevelopment policy, transport, governance, environment and energy.

As part of Sustainable Cities Programme, of UN-HABITAT, she has ompleted study of 8 cities in Maharashtra. She has previously worked on architectural projects with Gherzi Estern Pvt. Ltd., Epicons Consultants, and BARC. She is a visiting faculty at Sir J.J.College of Architecture, Rachana Sansad's Institute of Environmental Architecture and School of Habitat studies at TISS.

She is closely involved with Stree Mukti Sanghatana, Mumbai, which is known for its work on solid waste mangaement through training of rag-pickers. She has authored a number of books in Marathi including Jag Badalay, by Granthali 2004, Arthasrusht: Bhav Ani Swabhav, 2004. Londonnama: Story of the first global city, 2010 and Concretechi Vanarai: 2013.

Thinking Green-Way Forward
Special Lecture Series on Sustainability

Schedule of Lectures
Rachana Sansad's Institute of Environmental Architecture Open to all (register at envarch.rachana@gmail.com)

S.No Date Time Guest Lecturer Topic
1. 4 October 2014 1330 hrs Ar. Sonali Dhopte Building
Information
Modeling (BIM)
2. 4 October 2014 1530 hrs Ar. Jiten Prajapati Passive Solar
Architecture
in
Practice
3. 11 Oct. 2014 0830 hrs Ar. Meenal Sutaria Design Optimization -
Passive Solar Design
and Sustainable Site
Development
4. 11 Oct. 2014 1030 hrs Mr. Srikrishna Bhagwat Urban Solid Waste
Management -
Pollution and
Remediation
5. 18 Oct. 2014 0830 hrs Mr. Vivek Gilani Efficient and
Natural Air
Conditioning for
Buildings
6. 18 Oct. 2014 1030 hrs Prof. Sulakshana Mahajan Ecological History
of India:
Culture &
Architecture in
India in the context of
Environmental
conditions