Monday, February 22, 2016

IJSRD ||“Habitat Conclave 2016” Paper presentation on “Smart & Sustainable City”|| February 2016

Solar Electric Bus: Benefits and Costs


Anal Sheth, CEPT University, Ahmedabad; Dhiraj Santdasani, Dhiraj Santdasani


Sustainable, Electric, Solar, Transport, Bus, Renewables, Benefits, Cost


This paper explores the air pollution caused in the city of Ahmedabad due to the transport sector. A scenario of replacement of three diesel buses with electric buses for a route of 250 km is considered. It is envisaged to construct a grid connected solar rooftop plant that will charge the battery operated electric bus at night from the grid and return the energy during daytime to the grid while the bus is in operation. The major capital costs required for the development of the infrastructure for charging and procurement of buses and batteries are identified and compared with the fossil fuel (diesel) savings over a period of 25 years. The air pollution mitigated over this period is also calculated. A summary of benefits and costs of such an initiative is made.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

#Habitat Conclave 2016

Habitat Conclave 2016

Youth Conclave


Paper presentation on

Smart & Sustainable City

In association with

IJSRD – International Journal for Scientific Research & Development

Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers & Architects (GICEA)is organizing 4-dayevent named Habitat Conclave 2016on 18th-21st February 2016.Under Youth Conclave Paper Presentation on Smart & Sustainable city is being managed by IJSRD.This event aims to cover the recent trends of research in the field of "Smart & Sustainable City".

Interested participants/Authors can prepare a paper/article showing their idea in the well managed format. They have to submit their article here. Innovative ideas will be selected and participants will be called for presentation during event.
Researchers working on Smart & Sustainable City development can submit their papers under following themes but not limited to.
  1. Culture &heritage of Smart city                         
  2. Green building and Smart Cities
  3. Sustainable cities issues & solutions
  4. Urban trends in Smart City Planning
  5. Sustainable Smart Tourism
  6. Urban Infrastructure issues and solutions
  7. Sustainable Urban Environmental Design
  8. Smart Urban Transportation Planning
  9. National & Individual needs in smart cities
  10. Smart, Urban, Congestion free Sustainable Mobility