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You, The Being is no less than a success: Tanu Bhatt

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Tanu Bhatt

Tanu Bhatt (35), an alumnus of Apeejay School of Architecture & Planning, Greater Noida has now established an independent practice in Architecture, Green Buildings and Sustainability. Co-Founded ‘Paryavas Foundation for Environment and Habitat’, working in the field of sustainability of the built environment. Recently, he has also organized a talk series for the Apeejay Architecture Fraternity, where Alumni of Apeejay SAP come and talk about their work and share their experience.

Tell me something about yourself?

An apolitical and Independent Thinker. A friend of Natural Environment. I love interacting with people and travelling places and to enrich my cultural experience of the world and primarily India. An Architect by profession, I have been perseveringly working to promote the Green and Sustainable Building’s Design and Construction.

Would you like to highlight your achievements?

I was credited for making India’s First Green Dhaba among other notable environmentally conscious architectural projects. The first eatery and on a highway to register for any green building rating system in India, in which I presented an Energy Efficient, Cost Effective and Pro-Health model for all highway eateries making it a sustainable system of business. This has been talked about on social networks and promoted healthy discussion. The project was awarded as WINNER in “Best Exemplary Performance” in ‘Sustainable Building Technology and Materials” among other green buildings of the country in GRIHA NATIONAL SUMMIT 2018.

What inspired you to promote ideas for sustainable habitat?

My experience at pro-planet, pro-environment organizations such as Development Alternatives and COSTFORD inspired me to co-generate and promote ideas for sustainable habitat.  I was also involved with various research driven projects such as CDKN funded Low-Cost, Climate Resilient construction in Bundelkhand and Guidelines for Energy efficient Residential Buildings for composite climate regions of India. A project of the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and Swiss agency for Development. Apart from that I was one of the key persons and master trainer in capacity building projects such as MukhyaMantri Gramin Awas Mission in which I worked and trained masons from tens of districts of Madhya Pradesh to construct Cost Effective, Environment friendly community buildings.With the same enthusiasm, I co- founded PARYAVAS Foundation for Environment and Habitat, a not-for-profit organization to help promote Sustainable Habitat.

Mantras to succeed

Be good in anything you opt in and from your field. Sharpen and Upgrade your skills periodically and always have an open perspective for things and people. And always keep working for your dream. But in any condition, You, The Being is no less than a success, so be grateful to god for whatever you have.

 Share your days at Apeejay?

Apeejay gave a good platform and environment to develop critical thinking ability. An established eco-system through the legacy of seniors and alumni proved very beneficial. The in-campus environment was also among the best of architecture colleges in India. It had vigour, independence and support to creative thinking due to which we are doing quite well among contemporaries.

Was it a good decision to choose Apeejay as your institute to pursue your Bachelor degree?

A good part of Apeejay Architecture education was and is, that a culture is inculcated to invite visiting faculties from premier institutions and firms, which in turn gives exposure of real time best theories and practices to students. Alumni are also invited to share their experience and knowledge with students, which is a real boon. Extra-curricular activities at Apeejay give you a social arena, you really learn how to operate within the society. You also widen your vision by looking into sub-important but critical elements of a task.

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