About Centre For Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy

Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy (CARBSE), managed by CRDF at CEPT University specializes in energy efficiency in built environments and energy resource management at large. It undertakes research in the fields of energy-efficient building design & construction processes, sustainable materials, and resource audit and management. The Center also works in the realms of climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and climate resilience in buildings. Some of the key initiatives of the Center include performance evaluation of thermos-physical-optical properties of building materials, occupant comfort studies and climate-specific thermal comfort models, low energy cooling technologies, and technical assistance for the development and enforcement of building codes and construction. The Center houses a state-of-the-art research infrastructure accredited by National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). It has also designed and operates a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), a living laboratory that functions as the Center’s office.

The Centre has been awarded the status of a 'Regional Energy Efficiency Centre' on Building Energy Efficiency by the USAID ECO-III program and a 'Center of Excellence' by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. CARBSE is supported by Gujarat Energy Development Agency, industry, and various philanthropic organizations.