Energy Efficient Lighting Education in Nepal and Bhutan (ELNAB) – EU funded project

BACKGROUND

ELNAB is a higher education capacity building project to support Nepali and Bhutanese Higher Education institutions to provide education that promotes sustainable socio-economic development. The project aims to introduce Energy Efficient Lighting as a routine element of Engineering education in Nepal and Bhutan through pedagogical reinforcement of teaching staffs, improvement of courses, and improvement of teaching infrastructure. The project partner are universities from Finland, France, Greece, Nepal and Bhutan. From Bhutan, Nepal Engineering College, is the beneficiary partner of this project. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Aalto University, Lighting Unit is the project coordinator. The project duration is October 2016 – January 2019.

The project is co-fundeded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Aalto University, Lighting Unit is the project coordinator. The project duration is October 2016 – January 2019.

OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of the project is to support Nepali and Bhutanese Higher Education Institutions to provide education that promotes sustainable socio-economic development. The project aims to assist Nepal and Bhutan to reduce electricity consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions through capacity building of human resources in the fields of energy efficient lighting systems.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To raise awareness in efficient lighting management and to identify important factors of needs and opportunities in efficient lighting in Nepal and Bhutan
  2. To develop energy efficient lighting courses and lighting laboratory
  3. To enhance and upgrade the skills of teaching staffs for improved academic environment

OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS

From this project, output such as capacity development of the faculties, development of lighting laboratory and development of course content in Illumination Engineering (electives of B.E. Electronics /Electrical Engineering) and short-term training were achieved.

COURSE MODULES DEVELOPED

Illumination Engineering
Training Course: - Fundamental of Illumination Engineering and Design
Laboratory Manual
List of Equipments with Detail Specification
Lighting Laboratory

Lighting Laboratory

WEBSITE

ELNAB website