CST Students win Best Student Paper award at the CATE-2019 (Comfort at the Extremes 2019) Conference, Heriot Watt University, Dubai

Khadeeja Henna and Aysha S. who are currently working on their PhD (with Prof. Monto Mani) at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST) were awarded the Best Student Paper for their paper Responsiveness and resilience of existing dwellings in warm-humid climate zone to changing climate at the CATE-2019 conference held at Heriot Watt University, Dubai from 10~11 April 2019.

The CATE-2019 conference brought in researchers in Architecture/Buildings and Thermal Comfort from across the world, including stalwarts such as Professor Fergus Nicol and Professor Susan Roaf to identify and address challenges targeting imminent temperature rises threatening both human health and buildings. The paper won the award for the study assessing the ability of vernacular dwellings to maintain comfortable indoor conditions in response to likely climate change. The case-study involved dwellings in rural Karnataka.