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P.S. Chani
P. S. Chani Head Of Department chanifap[at]iitr.ac.in 01332-284314
Areas of Interest
  • Embodied Energy, Embodied Energy in Housing
  • Energy Assessment, Comprehensive Embodied Energy Assessments in Housing Developments
  • Contemporary Architecture, Contemporary Trends in World & Indian Architecture
  • Futuristic Architecture, Architecture of Future
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2012PresentAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20052012Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20022005LecturerIIT Roorkee
19982002Visiting FacultyUniversity of Roorkee - IIT Roorkee
19971998Lecturer (Contract)University of Roorkee
1993 June1993 DecemMasters InternCBRI
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Architectural Engineering Division PrizeThe Institute of Engineers India2015
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Embodied Energy AssessmentIIT Roorkee2002
M. Arch.ArchitectureIIT Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee)1993
B.Arch.ArchitectureIIT Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee)1991
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Estimation of Embodied Energy for Low Carbon Housing ConstructionBMTPC (Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council)2016
Memberships
  • Council of Architecture, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Modern World ArchitectureAR 210B.Arch. II yearSpring
Architectural Design Studio IIAR 602M.Arch I yearSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Assessment of Marketing Status in Architectural Practices in IndiaDevendra Pratap SinghA2008
Energy Efficient and Thermally Comfortable Apartments in Indian Composite ClimateShailza SinghA2010
Efficient Retrofit Model for Engineering Campuses in Indian Composite ClimateAAnchal SharmaA2009
Performance Evaluation and Green Retrofit Strategies for Buildings in Composite ClimateAshok KumarA2009
Evaluation of Feedback Loops for Parametric Evolution of Building EnvelopesAnil Kumar KO2015
Design Strategies for Redevelopment of Public Spaces of Temple Sites - A Case of OdishaRabi Narayan MohantyO2015
Refereed Journal Papers

Singh, Shailza, Chani, P S 2017, Thermal comfort analysis of Indian subjects in multi-storeyed apartments: an adapative approach in composite climate, indoor and built Environment, vol. 26, issue 9, pp. 1-31.

Aggawal, S, Kaur,P & Chani, P S 2016, ‘Kinetic Facades: Future of Hi-Tech Office Buildings’, Journal of Recent Activities in Architectural Sciences, vol. 1, issue 3, pp. 1-7.

Chani, PS, Rajasekar, E & Kasichainula, A.K. 2016., ‘Methodology for estimating embodied energy in construction industry, Nirman Sarika, Delhi: BMTPC, vol.5, Issue 3, pp. 73-76.

Singh, P, Chani, P S  & Parida M 2016, ‘Socially sustainable urban mobility in Dehradun city, India’, Journal of Studies in Management and Planning, vol. 2, issue 6, pp. 159-171.

Mohanty, R N & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Infill design in the historic precinct of Haridwar’, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology, vol. 2, no.3, pp. 265-270.

Kumar, A, Deoliya, R & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Single and double glazing systems’, Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, January, pp. 16-22.

Kumar, A, Deoliya, R & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Evaluation of thermal behaviour of a green roof retrofit system installed on experimental building in composite climate of Roorkee’, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India)-Series A, October.

Kumar, A, Deoliya, R & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Evaluation of thermal behaviour of a green roof retrofit system installed on experimental building in composite climate of Roorkee’, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India)-Series A, October.

Lala, B & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Thermal comfort in moderate climate of India’, Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, vol. 80, issue 01.

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2014, ‘Green retrofit potential in existing research laboratories and demonstration of energy efficient and sustainable technologies: case study’, International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research, vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 400-405.

Kumar, A,  Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2014 , ‘Evaluation on thermal behaviour of a green roof retrofit system installed on experimental building in composite climate of Roorkee’, India’, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), March.

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2014, ‘Enhancement of thermal performance of opaque wall assemblies of existing buildings by applying retrofit insulation’, Journal of The Institution of Architects, Feburary.

Singh, P, Chani, P S  & Parida M 2014, Assessing the performance of public transport operation in Dehradun city, Journal of Environment Research & Development, vol. 8, no. 4.

Kumar, A. , Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2013, ‘A comparative study of single and double glazing systems with different WWR and their impact on energy savings and payback period as a green retrofit strategy for existing buildings, India’, Journal of The Institution of Architects, Dec.

Sharma, A, Chani, P S & Kulkarni, S Y 2013, ’Energy efficient retrofit of and unconditioned institute building’, Architectural Science Review, published online on 5th April.

Singh, R, Sharma, A & Chani, P S 2012, ’Proportions & Architecture, IUP Journal of Architecture, February.

Abraham, L R & Chani, P S 2012, ‘Sustainability in traditional residences of Central Travancore, Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, vol. 77, issue 06, pp.17-22.

Naphade, A, Chani, P S, Pushplata & Sharma, Aanchal 2012, ‘Green building retrofit for the library of IIT Roorkee, Journal of the Institute of Engineers India: Series A.

Singh, R, Sharma, A & Chani, P S 2012, “Proportions & Architecture”, The IUP Journal of Architecture, vol. IV, no. 1, pp. 44-53.

Singh, S, Chani, P S & Kulkarni, S Y 2012, ‘Energy assessment of multistoreyed apartments in Roorkee’  Advanced Materials Research Journal, Hongkong.

Sasidharan, N & Chani, P S 2011, ‘Design for disassembly: A Step Towards Zero-Waste Buildings’, The IUP Journal of Architecture, vol.III, no.2, pp. 34-48.

Deolankar, P, Chani, P S and Roy, P 2010, ‘Biomimcry in Architecture – From human skin to building skin’, Architecture + Design, vol. XXXVII, no. 8, pp. 44-48.

Singh, V & Chani, P S 2010, ‘Understanding meshes in architecture’, The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, vol. 75, Issue 04, pp. 30-32.

Aggarwal, S, Prasad, J & Chani, P S 2008, ‘Cable net facades for India’, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 89, pp. 15-19.

Agarwal, A & Chani, P S 2006, ‘Implementation of Multifunctional Land Use in Roorkee Town’, Architecture- Time, Space and People, Journal of Council of Architecture, India, Oct.

Chani, P S & Joshi, A 2006, ‘The veracity of form’, Architecture + Design, vol. XXIII, no.5, pp. 72-74.

Chani, PS & Pushplata 2006, ‘Optimum project size for cost effective housing’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 182-186.

Chani, P S, Najamuddin & Kaushik, S K 2003, ‘Comparative analysis of embodied energy rates for walling elements in India’, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 84, pp. 47-50. (cited paper)

Chani, P S & Najamuddin 2003, ‘Natural facades – Harmonized urban environment’, Indian Journal of Architectural Design Perspective, vol. 1, issue 6-7, pp.34-36.

Conference Proceedings

Kasichainula, A. K. & Chani, P S 2017, ‘Approaches to parameterization in architectural design’, Research into Design for Communities, Volume 2 - Proceedings of ICoRD 2017, Singapore: Springer, pp. 629-642.

Kasichainula, A. K. & Chani, P S 2017, ‘Design dialogue at design tree’, A. Chakrabarti & D. Chakrabarti (eds.), Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1 - Proceedings of ICoRD 2017,  Singapore: Springer, pp. 37-48.

Mohanty, RN & Chani, PS 2017, ‘Sense of place - a tale of two recreational parks near the Solani Aqueduct in Roorkee’, A. Chakrabarti & D. Chakrabarti (eds.), Research into Design for Communities, Vol. 1, Proc. of ICoRD 2017, Springer, Singapore, pp. 185-194.

Mirajkar, N & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Sustainable vertical cities: will they work’, National Conference on Sustainable and Smart Cities, Surat, April, pp. 159-163.

Anil Kumar, K & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Regional integrated built environment evaluation system’, National Conference on Sustainable and Smart Cities, Surat, Excel India Publishers, April, pp. 267-276 (ISBN: 978-93-84869-52-6)

Kumar, A, Deoliya, R & Chani, P S 2015, ‘Energy performance characteristics of glazing for green buildings’, Proc. India-UK Seminar on Green Construction Materials for Sustainable Build, March, pp. 16-17.

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2014, ‘Architect’s perspectives in green retrofitting of existing buildings’, International Conference on Green Existing Buildings, IGBC & CII, September.

Singh, P, Chani, P S  & Parida M 2013, ’Sustainable transport strategies: An approach towards low carbon cities’, Journal of Environment Research & Development, vol. 7, no. 4.

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2013, ‘The estimation of energy consumption due to building construction in India: Present, status and future directions’, International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings, New Delhi, Feb., pp. 140-142

Singh, Pooja, Chani, P S  & Parida, M 2013, ’Sustainable transport strategies for Dehradun city, Nirman Sarika’, Special Issue on Urban Mobility by Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council, 7th Oct.

Singh, Pooja, Chani, P S & Parida, M 2013, ‘Assessing the performance of public transport operation in Dehradun city’, 6th International Congress of Environmental Research, 19-21 Dec, Aurangabad, Maharashtra (India).

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2012, ‘A comparative study of GRIHA with other building sustainability assessment tools in Indian context’, International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment, Portugal, May.

Singh, Pooja, Chani, P S  & Parida, M 2012, ‘Sustainable transport strategies: An approach towards low carbon cities’, 5th International Congress of Environmental Research, Malaysia, December.

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2012, ‘Comparative Assessment of energy requirements and carbon footprint of different types of building materials and construction techniques’, National Conference at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, November, pp. 63-71.

Singh, Pooja, Chani,  P S  & Parida, M 2012, ‘Sustainable transport strategies for mega cities’, 28th National Convention of Civil Engineers and National Seminar On Role of Infrastructure for Sustainable Development , IEI Roorkee (India), Oct 12-14.

Kumar, A., Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2012, ‘Comparative analysis of building sustainability assessment tools and identifying key attributes for green retrofits’, National Seminar, The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee, October, pp. 209-220.

Sharma, A, Dondardine, A M, Chani, P S & Verma, H K 2012, ‘Energy performance analysis of a Hydro-Turbine test Lab: An Architectural Approach’, IEEE Student Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 6th-9th October.

Kumar, A, Chani, P S & Deoliya, R 2012, ‘Comparative analysis of building sustainability assessment tools and identifying key attributes for green retrofits, National Seminar of The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee, October, pp. 209-220.

Sharma, A, Chani, P S & Kaur, A 2011, ‘Energy simulation modelling for carbon emission reduction’, International Conference of Environment Research, SVNIT, Surat, India, 15th-16th December.

Chani, P S, Kulkarni, S Y & Singh, S 2009, ‘A strategy for sustainable housing construction in the semi-urban townships of north India’, Proc. UK-India Conference on Urban Sustainability and Green Buildings for the 21st Century, India International Centre, New Delhi, May.

Chani, P S 2005, ‘Energy estimation for housing construction’, Seminar on Architectural Practices for Energy Efficiency, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (Min.of Petroleum), May.

Chani, PS 2005, ‘Energy estimation for housing construction’, Seminar on Architectural Practices for Energy Efficiency’, New Delhi, May.

Chani, P S 2002, ‘Embodied Energy in Building Materials’, Workshop on Solar Passive Architecture in Buildings for Hilly Region of Uttaranchal, May

Chani, P.S., Sahu, S & Kaushik, S K 2000, ‘Estimation and reduction of primary energy in housing construction’, Proc. Approach to Planning in 2000 and Beyond, April.

Chani, P.S., Sahu, S & Kaushik, S K 1999, ‘Energy Efficient Alternatives for Masonry Work in Housing Construction’, Proc. South Asian Countries Conference on Challenges to Architects and Civil Engineers During 21st Century, vol. III, pp. 61-67.

Chani, P.S., Sahu, S & Kaushik, S K 1997, ‘Energy Auditing as a Tool for Sustainable Housing Construction’, Proc. International Conference on Planning for 21st Century- Concepts and Systems, vol. II, pp. 525-533.

Chani, P S, Sahu, S & Kaushik, S K 1996, ‘Energy cost relationship for housing projects in India’, Proc. International Seminar on Civil Engineering Practices in 21st Century, pp. 1436-1443.

Book Chapters

Kumar, A, Deoliya, R. & Chani, P S 2014, ‘Insulating materials for energy savings in buildings’, Materials for Energy Conservation, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Kreuzstrasse, Switzerland, November.