Project details

Funding bodies:

  • Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • EPSRC and ESRC - as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme on Energy demand reduction in the Built Environment as part of the Joint India/UK Newton Bhabha Fund.


  • Oxford Brookes University
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • MNIT Jaipur
  • UWE Bristol

Dates: 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2021

Project summary

The RESIDE (Residential building energy demand reduction in India) project will help support the improvement of living conditions for millions of Indian citizens through establishing the knowledge base to develop a residential building code for high quality, low-energy housing across all five climatic zones in India.

The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, digital scientists, urban planners and behavioural researchers to assess all aspects of the residential energy use problem, including performance of the building fabric; in-home appliances including heating, ventilation and air conditioning; indoor environment and occupant behaviour.

The project is led by Professor Rajat Gupta of Oxford Brookes University. The RESIDE India team is led by Principal Investigator, Dr Vishal Garg, from IIIT Hyderabad and Co-investigator, Prof Jyotirmay Mathur, from MNIT Jaipur, and the University of the West of England, Bristol (Dr Sonja Dragojlovic-Oliveira, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Dr Tim Chatterton and Dr Emily Prestwood, AQMRC).

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