Effective public service delivery through innovative governance knowledge exchange
Effective public service delivery through innovative governance knowledge exchange
Search
signup
Member login
Click to reload image

 

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

Transfer of Earth-Based Technologies
2 stars 6 vote(s)
Rank this case study
 
The Auroville Earth Institute (Tamil Nadu) conducts research and development, and training of sustainable and cost effective earth-based architecture.

The Earth Institute is part of a world network as a partner of CRATerre (The International Centre for Earth Construction), ABC Terra- Brazil, and a number of Indian NGOs. It is also the Asian representative of the UNESCO Chair, ‘Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development’. The centre aims to effectively disseminate technical knowledge of earthen architecture to higher education institutions in the three focus areas: environment and heritage, human settlements, and economy and production.

Today, the institute offers training courses in sustainable architecture – use of earth for block making and appropriate design through arches and domes. The aim of the training is to impart knowledge upon those who have a basic understanding of architecture for the global promotion of environmentally friendly, cost effective and low maintenance technologies.

To date, the Earth Institute has trained over 6,700 people from 67 countries (about 550 per year). It has also been given two international and 11 Indian awards for its excellence in building and architecture.

|| See full case study ||