Avlokita Aggarwal - Department of Architecture and Planning,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Avlokita Aggarwal
Avlokita Agrawal Associate professor avlokita@ar.iitr.ac.in 01332-284776
Areas of Interest
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Sustainability in Built Environment, Passive Design, , Sustainability Audits, Traditional Architecture, Thermal comfort , Life Cycle Analysis, Thermal comfort through passive features
Professional Background
2012-01-01Executive Advisor on Corporate Affairs and Policy mattersHoneywell International Pvt Ltd.
2008-01-012 years Senior Energy AnalystGreen Build Energy Pvt Ltd.
2003-01-012 years LecturerMITS Gwalior
Multiple Posts
2016-01-01OngoingChief WardenKasturba Bhawan , IIT Roorkee
2020-08-04OngoingReviewer, International Journal of Engineering Research, Kuwait JournalsIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2020-08-04OngoingMember, Panel for Glass and Glazing, CED 46:P20 of BISIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Honors and Awards
The president of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal for conduct and excellence in academiIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Director’s Gold Medal for the best all rounder amongst the under graduating students of B. ArchitIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Dr. Jaikrishna Gold Medal for the best student in B.Arch / B.Tech course for having outstanding pIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Institute Silver Medal for having highest marks amongst the students graduating from architectureIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Institute silver medal for having best project in engineering and architecture from the under graIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
M A Rao cash prize of Rs. 1000/- for having all round best performance in studies and sports in aIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Sarojini Naidu Cup for work and playIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Madan Gopal Agrawal Cash prize of Rs. 1000/- for obtaining highest marks in Architectural Design Indian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
Homi N. Dallas cash prize of Rs. 500/- for obtaining highest marks in architectural design in B.AIndian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
First prize for Best Innovative use of Steel in Architecture, at National Student Award CompetitiINSDAG2005
Creative Thesis Design Gold Medal, awarded by A+D Spectrum Foundation, 2003Indian Institute of Technology roorkee2003
H K Agrawal Memorial Award, awarded to the best student of passing out batch of Architecture in UUP Architects Association2003
Educational Details
PhDEnergy Efficiency in Building through passive Techniques, Simulation tool for AnalysisIIT Roorkee2010
Bachelor of ArchitectureArchitectureIIT Roorkee2003
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Development of sustainability assessment tool for guiding Sustainable Tourism Development around LarCWC, Ministry of Water resources2018-01Ongoing
1. Lessons from Green Residential Development- Case of East Kidwai Nagar and East Moti BaghNBCC2018-01Ongoing
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
“NZEB Portal Launch and Stakeholder Meeting on ECBC Technical Update, ,” New DelhiBEE, UNDP2020-08
  • Certified Measurement and Verification professional (CMVP(R)), Member
  • BEE, ECBC Master Trainer
  • Council Of Architecture (COA), Member
  • IBPSA India, Member
  • IBPSA International, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Sustainable ArchitectureAR 407B. Arch IV yearAutumn
Sustainable built EnvironmentAR 604M Arch ISpring
Quantity, Pricing and SpecificationsAR 207B Arch IISpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Modelling Urban Physics for Sustainable DevelopmentManoj PanwarO2015-01
Site development of sustainable educational campusesNikhat ParvezO2014-01
Development of walling block to reduce heat transfer through building envelopeNaman MirajkarO2015-01
Alternate Compliance Approach for Energy Efficient Envelope Design Features in IndiaKuladeep K SadeviO2017-01
Development of assessment tool for Solid Waste Management''Akhilesh KumarO2017-01
Empowering cultural collective memory dissemination through cognitive learning environments and glocSrushti GoudO2018-01
early design decision making for building designaman batishO2016-01
to be decidedVaibhav JainO2019-01
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Coventry UniversityGlobal Challenge Research Funding (GCRF) collaboration workshops2018-01-01
Universitas Kristen Duta WacanaGlobal Challenge Research Funding (GCRF) collaboration workshops2019-01-01
USTC Hefei, ChinaGlobal Challenge Research Funding (GCRF) collaboration workshops2020-08-04
LBNL, Berkeley, California, USAExchange program funded through NFRC2008-01-01
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
ECBC Master trainer programmeBEE, UNDP2015-01
National Seminar on ‘National Building Code of India: New Directions for Revision’BIS and SPA2015-01
Advanced training on Green BuildingsAIS Glass2020-08
CMVP Training and examination workshopAIS Glass2011-01
Energy Plus workshopself2007-01
ECBC Awareness workshopBEE2007-01
Paithrukam 04 “Aesthetics in Indian Architecture”self2005-01
Application of Traditional Architectural Knowledge in Contemporary Indian ArchitectureMITS Gwalior2004-01
Form, Colour and Graphics in Product DesignMITS Gwalior2004-01
Water Conservation Methods and PracticesMITS Gwalior2004-01
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Architectural Science Associationnone2019-01
Books Authored
  1. Published a Monograph on “ Shekhawati: Colourful Urbanism in Semi Desert of India” under funding from QIP Centre, IITR
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Shekhawati-Panorama of Haveli Architecture, A+D, Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2007, pp 26-32.
  2. Developing an evaluation framework for   Sustainable Transport in Campuses” co-authored with Chainika Das and Prof. M Parida. Published in Spandrel Monsoon Issue 2014 on Future Cities.
  3. Manoj Panwar, Avlokita Agarwal, Veruval Devadas (2018), “Analyzing land surface temperature trends using non-parametric approach: A case of Delhi, India”, Urban Climate 24: 19–25.
  4. “A systematic review on parametric dependencies of transpired solar collector performance” Co-authored with Maitiniyazi Bake, Ashish Shukla and Shuli Liu, Published in International Journal of Energy Research, 2018;1–27
  5. “Assessment of Sustainable Development in Technical Higher Education Institutes of India” Co-authored with Nikhat Parvez, Published in Journal of Cleaner Production 214C (2019) pp. 975-994
  6. “Effect of Form Design on the Thermal Behavior of a Modular Fired Clay Brick”, Co-authored with Naman Mirajkar, In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 134. Springer, Singapore
  7. “Exploring the Possibilities of Using Biomimicry to Improve the Thermal Behaviour of Walling Units” Mirajkar N., Agrawal A. (2019) In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 134. Springer, Singapore
  8. “A Solid waste management on a campus in a developing country: A study of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee”, Parvez, N., Agrawal, A. and Kumar,  Recycling, 2019, Vol. 4, pp. 28. doi:10.3390/recycling4030028, MDPI
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