Exploring the Possibilities of Using Biomimicry to Improve the Thermal Behaviour of Walling Units

  • Naman MirajkarEmail author
  • Avlokita Agrawal
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 134)


Biomimicry refers to the process of applying nature’s expertise in solving manmade problems. One of the biggest problems we face today in the building industry is that of cooling in hot climatic zones and heating in colder climatic zones of the world. In India, where the average temperature is on the higher side of the spectrum, the major focus in the building industry is on efficient cooling. This paper explores how the idea of Biomimicry may be used to identify a midway solution for efficient cooling in India. This paper will focus on techniques that can be applied to walling units in buildings. This study is majorly a secondary study of natural entities or systems pertaining to their thermal behaviour. It will weigh the pros and cons and discuss the possibility of applying these biomimetic ideas to improve thermal performance in walling units.


Biomimicry Cooling Thermal behaviour Walling units 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and PlanningIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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