As cities have been locked down to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and citizens asked to stay indoors, the quality of urban housing has been brought into sharp-focus.
The inhabitable housing conditions for the urban poor in small and over-crowded houses without access to ventilation and sunlight can become potential hotbed for the spread of the infectious diseases. There is also an apprehension regarding the use of air conditioners and air coolers for achieving thermal comfort in middle and high income housing.
In order to enhance and update the understanding of the media persons on the issue of impact of Covid-19 on design of housing segment, this webinar is being organised under the media engagement program . The one hour webinar will be conducted in a panel discussion format. The experts will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the design of affordable housing and how does the ECO-Niwas Samhita address the issue of thermal comfort.
Announcement of the CMS-BEEP Media Fellowship for Reporting on Energy Efficiency Building Program will be made by CMS at the end of the panel discussion.