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SHUNYA Press Release for Solar Decathlon Europe IIT Bombay | Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture

Team Shunya is the first team from India to be selected for the Solar Decathlon. It is a collaboration of the premier technology and architecture institutes of India, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Academy of Architecture. Being a multi-disciplinary unit consisting of more than 72 students and 6 faculty from 11 disciplines of engineering and architecture, the team represents a unique interdisciplinary group working together to represent India at the international stage. To maintain India’s tremendous growth rate, it is crucial to meet the exponentially increasing demand for urban housing and energy in a sustainable fashion. Through the project H0, the team is looking to build a sustainable zero-energy solarpowered house for the average Indian homeowner, the largest consumers of urban houses in the next two decades. This makes creating an affordable house one of the prime design targets of the team. The name of our house is H0 (read as H Naught). It is a 63 sq. metre and is meant for a quintessential Indian family of 6 people. The house uses passive solar technologies for natural ventilation, lighting and temperature control. H0 also has its own HVAC system controlled by a building energy management

system. Through the use of Vastu Shastra and traditional Indian handicrafts and furniture, the ancient Indian science of architecture, the house appeals to the sensibilities of the Indian homeowner. The house achieves sustainability through sustainable materials, bioclimatic strategies, reed bed water treatment system, simulation and home automation. Team Shunya has also designed an entire sustainable city keeping the house as a key module replicated multiple times. The concept can be applied to cities and townships developed along major transportation links and peri-urban areas of major cities. Team Shunya will also actively endeavour to increase awareness among the building industry and the general population about solar technology, responsible energy use and energy efficiency.

Media Contact Parth Bhatia Communications Co-ordinator Email id: Phone number: +91-9820728382

The Solar Decathlon is an international student competition. This competition was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Energy in order to enhance transmission of knowledge and research in the field of selfsufficient and sustainable buildings, in particular solar powered.

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The Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective and energy-efficient solarpowered house. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002 and has since occurred biennially. Open to the public and free of charge, the Solar Decathlon allows visitors to tour ultra-efficient houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help reduce power bills. Through the years, the Solar Decathlon has become an important meeting of the media, gathering more than 300,000 visitors.

Communications Urban Design, Transportation and Affordability and Social Awareness 120 80

Innovation 80

Sustainability 80

An International Community

20 selected teams and 7 waitlisted from 16 countries have been selected for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in France. A total of 600 students and 100 faculty members, representing 41 universities combine to create a rich global community working towards sustainability. Such a multi-cultural mix adds a significant amount of variety in teams’ approach to the competition. Each team is trying to find a solution for their local housing challenges, leading to a rich pool of solar powered housing solutions.

The first edition of the Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE) took place in June 2010 in Madrid. The second one was held in September 2012 in Madrid and the next one is in Paris-Versailles in 2014. The purpose of this competition is to allow students to discover and learn how to use renewable energy and to raise awareness among the general public, thus helping solar technology to enter the market quicker.

Ten Competitions

There are three types of scoring mechanisms in the competition: • Task Completion Scoring • Monitored performance Scoring • Points awarded by jury The team with the highest total points at the end of the competition wins. The ten criteria of the competition are:

Architecture 120

Engineering and Construction 80

Energy Efficiency 80

Electrical Energy Balance 120

Comfort Conditions 120

House Functioning 120

600 Students

41 Universities

100 Faculty Members

27 Teams

500 Industrial Partners

16 Represented Countries

Team Introduction IIT Bombay, established in 1958 is one of the premier institutes of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the world. IIT Bombay has a total of 14 academic departments, six centers, one school, and three interdisciplinary programmes. It is reputed for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture was founded in 1960. It which has crossed five decades of its service to the society, has been continuously adding and improving educational facilities in field of Art, Architecture, technology and allied disciplines. The two academic institutions have joined hands to form Team Shunya, and will be presenting a sustainable and quintessentially Indian home for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. Team Shunya, is the first Indian team to ever be selected for the Solar Decathlon Europe, 2014. We are proud to be the first Indian team to ever be selected for the Solar Decathlon Competition.

The Team

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The name Shunya in Hindi means “zero”, one of the India’s greatest contributions to the world. A frugal lifestyle has always been a part of Indian tradition and heritage and our team aspires to create zero energy lifestyles on an individual and community level. The socioeconomic questions that we have chosen to answer include: Is it possible to design a sustainable house for the average working class Indian? If yes, what would it take to create a home that every Indian can relate to irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds? On the cultural front, the question is: How can we design a house that transcends the cultural boundaries in a country as rich and diverse as India and appeal to the sensibilities of all, while still being perceived as a home, and not just a house by each group in its own way? Answering these questions, though difficult, is necessary for anyone attempting to build a house that would be truly sustainable in all senses of the word.

Team Vision To sustainably meet the exponentially growing demand for urban housing in India

Team Mission To bring about a change in the Indian building industry, by demonstrating the affordability of sustainable housing To formulate and document a design process, which could be replicated to create sustainable homes in a resource efficient way

IIT Bombay and Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture together as

Team Shunya present

Project H Naught

Team Shunya represents an opportunity for our students and faculty to work together on a very important problem and learn by doing.

TEAM Composition

Rangan Banerjee Faculty Advisor, Team Shunya

Team Shunya is a collection of engineering, architecture and design students belonging to various academic backgrounds, and professors of each domain to streamline the actions

in the right direction. The team is composed of 72 members from 11 different disciplines if engineering and architecture.

Faculty Advisor

Project Engineer

Student Team Leader

Building Modelling Civil Mechanical Instrumentation Electrical and PV Operations Sustainability Manager Logistics Site Operations Accounts

Project Manager

Communications Coordinator

Sponsorship Manager

Social Media Press and External Public Events Web Design Graphic Design

Sponsorship Marketing Financials

Project Architect Urban Architecture Interior Sustainability Landscape Research

Number of Students

Department of Study

Energy Engineering


B. Arch.

Aerospace Engineering

Civil Engineering

SJM School of Management

Electrical Engineering

Metallurgical Engg. and Material Sciences

Climate Studies

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Engineering Physics

Third Year Fourth Year

Year of Study

Fifth Year Third Year M. Tech. PhD Second Year

India is a Developing country. The middle income population’s demand for urban houses is projected to increase from 22 million to 91 million in 2030. By 2030, 590 million people will live in cities alone, nearly twice the population of the United States today. To ensure India’s growth story continues, Team Shunya

has taken up the challenge of building and demonstrating a sustainable house for the urban middle class. Project H0 is a model concept intended to bring about a change in perception of the industry, academia and the general population towards sustainability.

Strivers > 500 Climbers 90-500 Aspirers < 90

All India households by income bracket, 2000-2030


% million households, 2000 prices


the project

Team Shunya and H0 have defined a new holistic approach to sustainability. Sustainability is an umbrella concept under which the all other design parameters lie. It is our strong belief that a house is not sustainable unless it achieves a balance between each of the following factors: economic, environmental, technological, socio-cultural, design and human.


H0 is designed for people in the Indian middle class, and the team is working towards bringing the industrialized cost of the fully equipped version to within 60,000 euros.

the lowest cost. The house will have technical provisions promote responsible energy use, without the use of unnecessary technological elements.


H0 is designed to be part of a vibrant community where social interactions enrich lives and lead to energy savings through symbiotic relationships between members of the society. An urban ecosystem will be proposed to incorporate modern technology while honouring Indian traditions and the Indian socio-cultural context


Through a bio-climatic design and use of biodegradable material, H0 is designed to minimize the adverse impact on the surroundings. An attempt will also be made to make the lifecycle impact of the house positive via a cradleto-cradle design approach.

H0 is designed keeping in mind the Indian traditional science of construction or Vastu. The house is deigned to be a modular structure that can be integrated seamlessly into a dense urban or semi-urban scenario. Simplicity and aesthetics are also given importance in all decisions related to the house and its sub-systems.




H0 will employ cutting edge commercial technology along with innovative designs perfected in-house to ensure that the homeowner receives the highest convenience at

Human factors such as leisure, security and spirituality are just as important as energy efficiency.

the house

Ho stands for House Zero or House Shunya. Our house is a single-storey home (67sq. m floor space) designed for a working class family of up to six people. The house is conceptualised to be part of a community where socio-economic interdependencies and affiliations create a vibrant and sustainable lifestyle aligned with the aspirations and choices of the target group for which it is designed. The urban ecosystem will consist of a dense cluster of four storeyed buildings placed around multiple city centres, each of which is a transport node, ensuring easy and efficient transport to and from the main city. Such a city is called a polycentric city and this model of development is called transit-oriented development. Since scalability is an important design consideration for the team, Team Shunya is constructing the top floor of one such building. It is designed to be modular and may easily be replicated in various climatic and cultural contexts. The modular unit is designed for Mumbai conditions and the Indian context. For the competition, it will be optimized to be a high-performing prototype in Versailles conditions. The team is using a combination of passive solar technologies, natural lighting, insulated walls, double-glazed windows and intelligent control over HVAC appliances to reduce the energy load as far as possible. This would make it easier to adapt the building to Versailles conditions as well as the heterogeneous conditions in different parts of India. A verandah is provided which serves as a buffer space between the interior and exteriorand the exterior. Modular furniture is used to redefine spaces in the house as per theirusage and functions according to the time of the day, thus offering more function alityper unit area. The bedroom, kitchen, living room and the exterior revolve around a central space,

which forms the spiritual centre of the house. The house is a quintessentially Indian home, complete with a common dining room for the family to dine together and a spiritual space. The team has tried to achieve a synergy between architecture, design and engineering to make the house efficient and aesthetic, while respecting the cultural sensibilities of the home owner.

Status Team Shunya is the first team from India to be selected in the Solar Decathlon Europe. Since the time of the selection, steady progress has been made towards creating a functional unit from a highly multi-disciplinary group of students. What started out with just 7 people in a small classroom discussing the dream that was the Decathlon, we have undergone a long journey to reach where we are. Orientations, interviews, presentations, meetings, workshops and lectures all paved the path for the group of students to become a team, and the house to take form. Currently, we have finished the assembly and disassembly of the house as well as packing. The house has been packed off and the containers have left from campus. The inauguration of the house took place on 13th of March and Dr Anil Kakodkar, aprominent nuclear scientist, was the Chief Guest. Following the inauguration of the house, it was put up for display for close to 2 weeks. At this stage, various groups of students, faculty and professionals came to see the house. The house will leave India on 3rd May and will reach France in the 1st week of June. We will prepare for the final stages of the competition in the month of May. A team of more than 34 students and 5 faculty members will be travelling from India to France around 12th of June. The competition is scheduled to end on 19th July.

Team Shunyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sponsorship Team is looking for the companies and organisations that could provide both technical support, in-kind material as well as monetary support. In return, Team Shunya acknowledges its sponsors through a range of high-value branding avenues and opportunities culminating as a part of the Communications and Social Awareness activities planned and organised by Team Shunya. Distinct sponsorship slabs have been classified according to the different valuation of support that can be provided by a sponsor. For every sponsorship slab, different deliverables are offered based on our Communications plan. The companies/institutions collaborating with Team Shunya are:

The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. is the largest general insurance company of India on the basis of gross premium collection inclusive of foreign operations. The New Indian Assurance Co. Ltd. is partially funding the insurance of Project H- Naught.

Silver Sponsors


Principal Sponsors Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is an Indian multinational oil and gas company. ONGC is associated as our Silver Sponsor. Ingersoll Rand is a global diversified industrial company, offer products and solutions to create a positive impact in their world. Ingersoll Rand is providing both technical and financial support to Team Shunya.

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets and distributes building materials, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is providing both technical and financial support to Team Shunya.

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) Mumbai Chapter and its members focus on building system, energy efficiency, air quality and refrigeration. ISHRAE has collaborated as Silver Sponsor with our team.

Bronze Sponsors

Associate Sponsors

Jet Airways is the Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest airline company. Jet Airways is collaborated with us as an Airline Partner, providing Team Shunya with air travel support necessary in the competition participation.

Kelvolt India Pvt. Ltd., a leading electromechanical solutions provider, is providing support to Team Shunya in a technical advisory capacity in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing areas.

Platinum Sponsors

L&T is a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company. It is one of the largest and most respected companies in Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private sector.

Don Bosco Maritime Academy is one of the leading maritime training academies with special focus on workshop and practical training. DBMA has provided Team Shunya with training in construction skills, and has been recognized by Team Shunya as Bronze Sponsor.

SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that is currently used by over 2 million engineers[3] and designers at more than 165,000 companies. It has provided Team Shunya with free licensed softwares.

Twiga is the leading manufacturer of glass wool insulation in India having a twenty-five year track record of supplying domestic and export customers with world-class products for thermal and acoustic insulation. It has provided Team Shunya with wall insulation, floor insulation, pipe insulation.

Astral Poly Technik Limited is the first licensee of Lubrizol of USA, which manufactures and markets the most advanced CPVC plumbing system for the first time in India. Astral Poly Technik Ltd. has provided Team Shunya with CPVC pipes and adhesive.

Excel Industries Ltd., is one of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first domestic chemical manufacturers, which is a pioneer in indigenous chemical technology and sustainable waste management. Excel Industries Ltd. has provided Team Shunya with financial support.

Tisa Tech Secure Pvt. Ltd. is an end-to-end security solutions company, which, over the past three years, has grown from a two member team to an ever expanding corporate entity.

Sintex Industries is the world largest producer of plastic water tank. Sintex Industries has provided Team Shunya with water storage tanks and roof panels.

PLUSS Polymers is a chemicals research and manufacturing company involved in the field of thermal energy storage and polymer processing aides. It has supported Team Shunya through in-kind support, and has been recognized as Technical Sponsor.

Electrotherm (India) Ltd. is an Indian engineering and metal melting company with a core competency in R&D. It has supported Team Shunya through in-kind support, and has been recognized as Technical Sponsor.

Hilti Corporation is a Liechtenstein-based company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, and mining industries, primarily to the professional end-user. Hilti India has provided Team Shunya with power tools .

Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 122,000 people across more than 60 countries. Philips has provided Team Shunya with lighting fixtures as well as lighting solutions.

TERRE is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization dedicated to sustainable solutions to our developmental imperatives. It has been associated with Team Shunya as its Knowledge Partner.

Faculty Members Rangan Banerjee Faculty Advisor Forbes Marshall Chair Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay B.Tech, Mechanical Engg., IIT Bombay PhD IIT Bombay Research Interests: Energy Management & Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management, Energy Modeling, Energy Planning and Policy

the members

Milind Rane Project Engineer Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,IIT Bombay MS, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale PhD, University of Maryland Research Interests: Heat Recovery and Sorption RefrigerationSystems; Heat Pumps, Compact Milk Pasteurises and Dryers; Systems for Energy Conservation and Utilization of Alternate Energy Resources

Monika Jain Assistant Professor, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), IIT Kharagpur Master of Planning, University of Southern California Research Interests: Urban planning and design focusing on Sustainability, environmental consciousness and climate change adaptation Green and energy efficient buildings and infrastructure design Landscape architecture with emphasis on streetscape and public space design

Suneet Singh Associate Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay M.Tech, Nuclear Engineering, IIT Kanpur Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Interests: Advanced numerical methods for neutron diffusion and fluid flow, two-phase flow modeling, Analytical solution of multilayer heat conduction problems

Rohit Shinkre Principal In-charge, Academy of Architecture Head Architect of the architectural firm Rohit Shinkre Architects Past Project Architect at Cabinet Montassut&Trilles Past Lecturer at Ecole Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Architecture de Paris- La Defense

Jiten Prajapati Architect and Green Building Consultant Author of books: Manual on Solar Passive Architecture, Handbook on Energy Conscious Buildings Research Interest: Solar Passive Architecture, Green Building Design Management, Energy Modeling, Energy Planning and Policy

Swati Choksi Associate Professor, Academy of Architecture M. Arch (by research) University Of Mumbai M. Arch (project management) Research Interests: Sustainibility, Financial feasibility studies, Project management

Team Officers List Faculty Advisor Professor Rangan Banerjee Project Manager Vishnu Chandak Project Architect Enakshee Bhatia Project Engineer Jay Dhariwal Structural Engineer Achyuthan J R Electrical Engineer V V S Pradeep Kumar Student Team Leader Puneet Batra Health & Safety Team Coordinator Cyril Mathew Safety Officers Abdul Rauf, Ashwini Jain, Rushil Desai Site Operations Coordinators Abhimnayu D., Anuj Karkare, Achyuthan Contest Captain Abhimanyu Dhariwal, Jay Dhariwal Instrumentation Contact Swaroop Hangal Communications Coordinator Parth Bhatia Sponsorship Manager Adwit Kashyap

Team Members Team Member


Year of Study

Area of Study

Umang Sangoi Achyuthan JR Rahul Singh Abdul Rauf Ashwini Jain Deepa More Rushil Desai Pankaj Sadavarte Lalith Kishore Enakshee Bhatia Sayuri Kulkarni Hrishikesh Borse Vikas Sanap Kunj Rambhia Shantanu Ghule Akash Juvekar Shrutika Patil Neeti Menon Divija Shah Nikita Doshi Varsha Harlankar Sanjana Purohit Prachi Shah Sanjana Shettigar Darvik Yadav Abhimanyu Dhariwal Pranit Iyengar Akhil Manepalli Ravi Vaidya Harshank Agarwal Nitin Deodhar Swaroop Hangal Ankur Agrawal Jim John Shashwata Chattapadhyay Ashray Malhotra V V S Pradeep Kumar Cyril Mathew Ravi Tejwani Pranav Shetty Anuj Karkare Jay Dhariwal Neeraj kuldeep Rohit Chhawchharia Adwit Kashyap Ankit Chouhan Mohini Choudhary Parth Bhatia Sarthak Agarwal Rishi Agarwal Anshul Mehra Niteen Singh Yash Tambawala Anand Achari Aman Verma Benaifer Daruwala Priyanka Wagh Ruchita Panchal Narendra Singh Chaitanya Mokashi Suyash Jain

Civil Civil Civil Health and Safety Construction Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability Urban Design Interiors and Planning Landscape Sustainability Materials/Construction Architecture/Construction Interiors and Planning Interiors and Planning Landscape/Urban Design Materials/Market Viability Architecture/ Construction Interiors and Planning Landscape/Urban Design Interiors and Planning Sustainability HVAC Team Solar Thermal Solar Thermal Solar Thermal Solar Thermal Solar Thermal System Integration System Integration System Integration Electrical and PV Group PV BIPV Electrical Electrical PV House Functioning Building Modeling Group Building Modeling Group Operations Operations Sponsorship Sponsorship Sponsorship Communications Communications Communications Communications Construction Market Viability Sustainability Sustainability Landscape/Urban Design Landscape/Urban Design Landscape/Urban Design HVAC Team HVAC Team HVAC Team

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Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering SJM School of Management Energy Engineering Climate Studies Energy Engineering B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch B. Arch Mechanical Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering CESE Aerospace Engineering Engineering Physics Electrical Engineering Energy Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Energy Engineering Chemical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Energy Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Civil Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Engineering Climate Studies Civil Engineering B.Arch B.Arch B.Arch Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Team Member


Year of Study

Area of Study

Durgesh Waddepalli Akshay Parmar Shruti Mittal Tushar Sinha Kapil Yadav Deepak Kubadey Himanshu Soni Prudhvi Mohan Aravind Vaibhav Kore Firoz Ansari Anukriti Chaudhari Smriti Mittal Manish Keshri Divya Chaurasia Sravya Rumandla Chaitanya Raghav Sarda Anamika Agarwal Sahil Kanekar Utkarsh Raut Abhimanyu Yadav Vivek Khanjode Asanath Sidh Prateek kukranji Nishant Maloo Divyansh Srivastav Utkarsh Jain Janesh Agarwal Ronak Chittora Kshitij Maheshwari Mukul Ghan Shreyansh Tejawat

Solar Oven Solar Oven PVT Controller development System Integration Controller development Controller development Electrical Electrical House Functioning PV Building Modeling Group Building Modeling Group Operations Communications Communications Communications Communications Communications Communications Communications Civil Civil Civil Transportation Urban Design Health and Safety Health and Safety Health and Safety Health and Safety HS and Construction HS and Construction HS and Construction

3rd Year 2nd Year 4th Year 3rd Year 4th Year 4th Year 4th Year 4th Year PhD Student 2nd Year 2nd Year 4th year 3rd Year 3rd Year 3rd Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 2nd Year 5th Year 4th Year 4th Year 4th Year 4th Year 3rd Year 2nd Year MTech 2nd Year 2nd Year 2nd Year 2nd Year 2nd year 2nd year 2nd year

Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering Engineering Physics Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Energy Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Project Staff, NCPRE Chemical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Engineering Physics Management Studies Energy Engineering Engineering Physics B. Arch. Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering CTARA Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering

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House Renders

Site Inauguration The Secretary of MNRE, Dr. Satish Agnihotri, who is an IIT Bombay Alumnus, inaugurated our site. We also had Ms. Amita Sharma, Additional Secretary of MHRD, as a distinguished guest. The administration, including the Director, the Deans, and faculty from both institute were turned up to show their support.

Kaksha We organized a school work shop at the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Powai as a part of our awareness campaign to teach the basics of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;energyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and to create awareness among the students about the Sustainability of the Ecosystem .

House Inauguration The completed house was inaugurated at the hands of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman, Board of Governers, IIT Bombay.

Training The student team acquired skills like manoeuvring a fork-lift and operating a crane to name a few.

House after completion After a year long designing process and 3 months of construction, the house is complete with interiors and all systems working.

Team Shunya over the Internet Website: Facebook: Twitter: @TeamShunyaSDE14 Youtube: Flickr:

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