Evaluation of Embodied Energy for Building Construction under Urban Renewal Schemes in Core City Area – A Case of Rasta Peth, Pune

Anushka Rudrabhate

Dr. B. N. College of Architecture, Pune, India
Corresponding Author: es2109.anushkar@bnca.ac.in

Prajakta Dalal-Kulkarni

Dr. B. N. College of Architecture, Pune, India

Cite this article
Rudrabhate, A., Dalal-Kulkarni, P. (2024). Evaluation of Embodied Energy for Building Construction under Urban Renewal Schemes in Core City Area – A Case of Rasta Peth, Pune. In Proceedings of Energise 2023- Lifestyle, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Action, pp 226–235, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. https://doi.org/10.62576/ZEYN1335


  • Urban Building Energy Modelling (UBEM) is used to study embodied energy in urban redevelopment scenarios.
  • In comparison with existing and conventional 2030 scenarios, the low-carbon 2030 scenario had lower embodied energy (EE) and Embodied carbon (EC).
  • Choosing low-carbon materials and optimizing massing layouts play a crucial role in reducing total embodied carbon in the building stock.


Building construction accounted for more than 40% of global energy consumption and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is essential to understand embodied carbon in buildings at the neighbourhood level, as after construction, it will be locked there for several years. This study aims to analyze the embodied energy (EE) of the neighbourhood for redevelopment scenarios using (UBEM). The study area chosen was Rasta Peth, Pune. The primary sources of embodied energy were discovered by analyzing existing dense neighbourhoods. Massing cases for redevelopment scenarios were created according to UDCPR guidelines. A comparative analysis of EE between the redeveloped 2030 scenarios was conducted. The research results show that the low carbon 2030 scenario has 27.9% lower EE than the conventional scenario. The findings emphasized the importance of embodied energy in sustainability strategies for urban planners and policymakers. This research contributed valuable insights for reducing embodied energy in urban areas.


Embodied Energy, Neighbourhood, Redevelopment, Urban Building Energy Modelling (UBEM)


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