Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Sustainable Habitat

Fostering innovation and resource-efficient solutions tailored to the Indian building sector and climates

Centre of Excellence

The Mahindra TERI Centre of Excellence (MTCoE) for Sustainable Habitat is a joint research initiative of Mahindra Lifespaces and TERI. Primarily, it emphasizes developing science-based solutions for India’s future-built environment, intending to reduce the energy footprint of the real estate industry. Over the past few years, the CoE has been successful in providing energy-efficient innovative solutions tailored to the Indian building sector and climates. The MT CoE lab, a SVA-GRIHA 5-star rated facility, has received the accreditation for testing thermal properties of building materials from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

The use of the state-of-the-art research techniques, tools and performance measurement solutions at the Centre will help generate performance data and metrics that can help to scale up the implementation of energy-efficient building stock in India. Numerical toolkits and material database arising out from the research works shall be made available in the public domain.

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News and Events

Launch Event for Guidebooks & Toolkits, and two-day Webinar Series under Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence (CoE) Programme
22nd - 24th November 2021 | Online

The three-day long webinar series will focus on developing stakeholder awareness, and share guidelines and toolkits produced under the MTCoE Programme through carefully curated presentation and panel discussions by built environment experts.

Report Launch and Panel Discussion on 'Water Sustainability Assessment of Gurugram'
28th July 2021 | Online

Mahindra Lifespaces (MLDL) and Sustainable Habitat Program, TERI jointly released a study on 'Water Sustainability Assessment of Gurugram' on the occasion of 'World Nature Conservation Day'.


Material Test facilities

NABL accredited Material Testing Laboratory at the Gwal Pahari Campus, TERI, is offering testing services for thermal characterization of opaque and non-opaque building construction materials.

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Eco-Niwas Samhita Design Aider Tool

The tool puts to use the database of materials tested at CoE for its thermal properties and enables the appropriate selection of building materials to the designer.

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Water Sustainability Assessement of Gurugram

The study analyses various parameters such as city growth, land use, water policies and institutional setup at central, state and city level, water sources and its related infrastructure.

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