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

Report Launch and Panel Discussion on 'Water Sustainability Assessment of Chennai'
5th June 2021 | Online

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

Visit by UNEP officials to Mahindra-TERI CoE Lab
3rd March 2021 | TERI RETREAT, Gual Pahari

Officials from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mr. Atul Bagai, Head of Country Office, Ms Divya Datt and Mr. Karan Mangotra visited the MT CoE Lab on 3rd March 2021.


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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