Sustainable Building Design Education

Educational Curriculum Education is the building block of workforce development and has an important role to play vis-à-vis its application at various levels in the development of a professional. The ECO-III Project, through its Sustainable Building Design Education Enhancement Program, worked to bridge the gap between the demands of the society and the ability of the existing and up-coming professionals to address these demands, with assistance from BEE and in collaboration with a number of premier architectural schools in the country, towards improving the quality of education and its relevance today and in the future.


  • Analyze the existing state of architectural education in the country vis-à-vis the notions of sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Propose measures for enhancement of architectural curriculum to promote the design and development of a sustainable built environment
  • Forge partnerships with and between architectural schools all over the country to encourage knowledge exchange
  • Generate and perpetuate a dialogue to facilitate the exchange between the profession and the academia


  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
  • DesignBuilder
  • EnergyPlus
  • E Source Group
  • Vienna University of Technology (TUV)
  • Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
  • Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP) on Clean Development and Climate
  • Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)
  • Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT)
  • Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA)
  • ECO-III Project Partner Institutes