Hybrid Solution for Solar Passive Architecture in the High-Altitude Cold Climate of Leh

Amandeep Mattu

Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, India
Corresponding Author: ar.mattu.cca@gmail.com

Anup Kumar Prasad

Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, India

Cite this article

Mattu, A., Prasad, A. K. (2024). Hybrid Solution for Solar Passive Architecture in the High-Altitude Cold Climate of Leh. In Proceedings of Energise 2023- Lifestyle, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Action, pp 118–127, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. https://doi.org/10.62576/LGBD5265


  • Climate Responsive Hybrid Technology for High Altitude Cold Climate
  • Nil-to-very less carbon footprint
  • Improvised thermal performance


The study aims to establish a research directory of passive techniques in the field of building construction. It would provide local practitioners the necessary skills to improve and innovate building construction technology for Leh’s harsh, high-altitude cold climates. The research focuses on understanding the cold highland climate of Ladakh, integrating cultural elements into the built environment, and identifying the latest innovative construction technologies. It will help to determine the existing architectural or structural development issues. The study extends to finding possible solutions to the non-renewable indigenous approach and gathering the new trends in the building environment or modern building techniques. Further, the research proposes adapting modern technology that efficiently works in high-altitude, cold climates. It aims to improve indoor environmental quality in harsh climatic conditions by using local materials and developing hybrid solutions. Passive solar techniques can take advantage of the available energy source.


Solar-Passive, High-altitude, Hybrid Construction Technique, Thermal Comfort, Vernacular Architecture


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