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A step towards energy efficient and earthquake resilient buildings

Aug 06, 2019. The U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) in Collaboration with Department of Civil Engineering UET Peshawar has successfully conducted a Seismic Analysis test at the Earthquake Center, UET Peshawar.

The prototype energy efficient building is making use of low cost energy efficient materials for energy saving. This will not only save the energy by reducing energy bills but also keep the buildings resilient to earthquakes. The test provided useful information in the analysis of seismic behavior of energy efficient structures. The analysis and outcomes of the test will provide vital information for the professionals working in the field of energy and buildings.

This test was a part of Applied Research Project of USPCAS-E. Dr. Khan Shahzada Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering is the lead of the project and Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Head of Department Thermal System Engineering at USPCAS-E is the co-lead. Engr Muhammad Ali student of Thermal System Engineering, USPCASE, worked on the low cost energy efficient material while Engr Ghani ur Rahman of Civil Engineering Dept. worked on Earthquake resilience of the structure. The USAID-funded USPCAS-E program at UET Peshawar is a world-class education and applied research Center for Energy that produces specialist human resource and technologies, and facilitates academia-industry collaboration and policy formulation to find sustainable solutions to country’s energy challenges.