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Auroville Green Practices Seminar 2012

In a 3 day hands-on workshop held at Auroville, more than 75 participants explored ways of realizing Energy Positive Habitats. Participants came from various professional backgrounds such as: urban planning, architecture, policy and consulting. Highly interactive sessions stimulated discussion and knowledge sharing among all participants. The workshops sessions at Energy Positive Habitats were facilitated by senior experts in areas of urban ecology, energy policies, energy management, governance, green archtectures, solar and wind installations and related areas.  

 Auroville Green Practices brings together various stakeholders to envision future townships that offer a ecologically, socially and economically nurturing habitat. 


Presentation made at 'Energy Positive Habitats' can be downloaded from the program listing below. Audio recordings of the workshop can be accessed at the Auroville Radio website.


Introduction : Toine Van Megen
Auroville, The World in Process, Aster Patel (pdf, 1Mb)
Bhavana Dee: The Early Years (pdf, 2Mb)
Session : FOREST
Ecological Restoration in Auroville, Glenn Baldwin (n/a)
Ecological Evergreen Landscapes, Paul Blanchflower (pdf, 5Mb)
Eco-Restoration; Adyar Creek Eco Park, Joss Brooks (pdf, 8Mb)
Session : WATER
Kaluvelly Basin, Gilles Boulicot (pdf, 2Mb)
Canyon Erosion Control, Kireet (pdf, 1Mb)
Harnessing Raindrops – Amaidhi, Shama Dalvi (pdf, 1Mb)
Aquaponics, Akash Heimlich (pdf, 1Mb)
Session : FOOD
Introduction by Jeff Goodchild
Organic Farming, Tomas Tomassen (pdf, 47Mb)
Food Systems, Gijs van Spoor (pdf, 0,5Mb)
Raw Food, Anandi Vaithialingam (pdf, 0,5Mb)
Holistic Food Systems, Marc Tormo (pdf, 1Mb)
Session : WASTE
Introduction by B Sullivan
Solid Waste Management, Lucas Dengel (pdf, 1Mb)
Decentralised Waste Water Systems, Tency Baetens (n/a)
Litter Free Auroville, Ribhu Vohra (pdf, 2Mb)
Session : OUTREACH
Introduction by Uma Haimavati
Ecological Sanitation (ecosan), Lucas Dengel (pdf, 1Mb)
EcoLife Store, Minhaj Ameen (pdf, 0,5Mb)
Women’s Empowerment By Local Livelihood, Danny Merguei (pdf, 3Mb)
Nadukkupam – Environmental Education Centre, Joss Brooks (pdf, 6Mb)
Session : ENERGY
Introduction by Ulrich Blass
Sustainable Energy Systems, Toine van Megen (pdf, 1Mb)
The Pursuit of Sustainable Energy, Alok Mallick (pdf, 2Mb)
Water Pumping Windmills, Robert Trunz (pdf, 2Mb)
Renting Light, Carsten Michelsen (pdf, 0,5Mb)
The HumVee, Akash Heimlich (pdf, 1Mb)
Session : HABITAT
Introduction to Auroville Building Techniques, Mona Doctor-Pingel (pdf, 6Mb)
Ecological Landscaping, Prashant Hedao (pdf, 4Mb)
Sustainable Human Habitat, Suhasini Ayer-Guigan (pdf, 2Mb)
Earthen Architecture in Auroville, Satprem Maini (pdf, 8Mb)
Closing Session : FUTURE
The Challenges of Planning in Auroville, Lalit Bhati (pdf, 3Mb)

Day 1:

Welcome and Introduction: Bala Baskar and Toine van Megen  

 Opening Keynote - Energy, Habitats & Lifestyles Herber Girardet (pdf, 14.6Mb)

 Keynote - Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector Mili Majumdar  (pdf, 15.8Mb) 

Talk - Emerging Energy Policies for Tamil Nadu K. Venugopal (pdf, 1.8Mb)

Talk - Emerging Energy Policies  Herber Girardet (pdf, 2.9Mb)

Talk - Building Energy Auditing and Management Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty  (pdf, 8.2Mb)

Talk - Energy Efficient Design Tanmay Tathaghat, (pdf, 3.7Mb)

Talk - Decentralized Solar Installations Joerg Zimmermann, (pdf, 4.6Mb)

Talk - Decentralized Wind Installations Jorge Ayarza, (pdf, 705Kb)


Day 2:   

Workshop - Emerging Energy Policies  Herber Girardet   (pdf, 164Kb)

Workshop - Building Energy Auditing and Management Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty   (pdf, 1.9Mb) 

Workshop - Energy Efficient Design Tanmay Tathaghat, (pdf, 16.1Mb) 

Workshop -  Decentralized Solar Installations Joerg Zimmermann  

 Workshop -  Decentralized Wind Installations Jorge Ayarza, (pdf, 221Kb)       


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Plenary: Presentations from Workshops

Panel Discussion 

Closing Keynote - Energy Positive Habitats - The Future Aromar Revi, (pdf, 10Mb)     



Related video: Energy Positive Habitats, discussion between
Herbert Girardet, Brahmand Mohanty, Aromar Revi, Alan Herbert

Source: Auroivlle Green Practices 2012, Energy Positive Habitats



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