Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal is a culturally-appropriate design that leverages local climate and on-site materials to minimize carbon in the construction process and building operation. Built from low-tech construction methods–primarily reinforced rammed earth–the complex minimized the cost-prohibitive transportation of building materials in this remote, mountainous region. The grid-hybrid solar hospital generates surplus energy due to the combination of passive design strategies–including natural light and ventilation–and a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic array integrated into the buildings’ south-facing roofs, resulting in an impeccable net zero design. This webinar will showcase the process and techniques that went into the making of this exemplary project.
About the speaker:
Tyler is an architect and Project Director at Sharon Davis Design, and was the project manager for the Bayalpata Hospital, a rammed earth medical campus in the Himalayas for Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population, completed in 2019. Formerly with SHoP Architects, Tyler lived in Gaborone, Botswana from 2014 to 2017 for on-site construction administration of the Botswana Innovation Hub, an $85 million USD tech incubator for the country’s Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology. Sharon Davis Design is an award-winning studio based in New York City with a focus on low-carbon, cost-conscious international projects for marginalized communities. The office prioritizes social justice, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability, and has gained renown for its ability to deliver both aesthetic accomplishment and social benefit.
This webinar is part of ‘NZEB Knowledge Series’ – an initiative supported by USAID’s MAITREE program (http://maitree.edsglobal.com) to accelerate the discussions and catalyse actions on Net Zero Energy Buildings in India.