DebCLab has joined forces with the City Energy Analyst (CEA) developers and the Cities and Energy Consulting, Hamburg to work on assessing the applicability of CEA in environments where data is scarce. Such a pilot study will shed light on the current challenges with respect to data availability in the developing world where most of the future development is believed to take place. Making an energy demand modeling tool like CEA ready for the emerging cities will be highly beneficial to city authorities.
Nikhil Kumar and Jayati Dudani from the DebCLab are part of this project. Nikhil is a PhD research scholar at IIT Bombay and has recently submitted his thesis on natural ventilation in buildings. Jayati is a student of M.Tech in Urban Systems and holds a degree in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.
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