Market assessment of energy efficient building materials
Project Year: 2014
Funding Agency: PwC
Funding Awarded to IIIT Hyderabad:Rs. Lacs
- To undertake capacity assessment for energy efficient building materials and assess the market balance between supply and demand.
- To study the readiness of the market for ECBC code in case it becomes mandatory in the near future.
- To identify stakeholders associated to these building materials and understand the domestic production capacity.
- To provide a road map for policy level support for market transformation with focus to encourage local manufacturers.
- To develop key performance indicators KPIs for the assessment of energy efficient building materials.
R&D organisation and academic institutions
Technical Specs. & application
Along with being a lightweight, AAC has the following advantages over traditional bricks:
- Thermal insulation
- Structural strength
- Fire resistance
- High sound reduction index
- Being light weight saves cost & energy in transportation and labour expenses.
|Size||mm||625X240 / 600X200|
|Compressive Strength||N/mm2||> 3|
|Oven dry density||Kg/m3||550 – 650|
|Fire Resistance||Hrs.||4 (For 200mm thick wall)|
|Thermal Conductivity||W/m-K||0.13 – 0.18|
|Thermal Resistance (R value)||m2 – K/W||0.46|
Cost Benefit Analysis
AAC enjoys significant commercial as well as financial benefits over bricks due to superior thermal properties. A cost benefit analysis was done using a software tool called “eQUEST” to understand the real picture of replacing brick with AAC.