Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 12(3), pp. 1436 - 1446
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120313
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Design and Building of Energy Efficient, Eco-Friendly and Economical Wobo Shelter

Kavyashree 1, Anup Wilfred Sebastian 2, Bhagyashree 2,*
1 Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. TMA Pai Polytechnic, A Unit of Dr. TMA Pai Foundation, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India


All across the world, housing is a challenging problem, but in developing nations like India particularly, designing and building shelters have become a challenge for the civil engineers. Glass bottles of beer and other beverages, which are a waste but have sufficient strength and ideal dimensions, can be used to build eco-friendly shelters at a low cost that provide adequate light, thermal insulation, and a healthy atmosphere. In this study, an effective design method for energy-efficient, eco-friendly, economic bottle shelter for a small family has been modelled and constructed, which utilises the waste beer bottles for construction purposes to offer shelter for all. Educating the community about the eco-friendly construction will solve the local area housing problem using locally available materials and waste material. The bottles used in this study are tested for various engineering properties such as compression test, impact and prism tests for load bearing capacity in various directions were tested on empty beer bottles. A bottle-concrete prism of 60cm height and 25cm diameter and brick of 30cm height and 15cm width is constructed to know the various engineering properties, which are utilised in construction. To determine the difference in cost of construction of bottle house, it is compared to the normal housing system in this research.

Energy-Efficient, Eco-Friendly, WOBO Shelters

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Kavyashree , Anup Wilfred Sebastian , Bhagyashree , "Design and Building of Energy Efficient, Eco-Friendly and Economical Wobo Shelter," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 1436 - 1446, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120313.

(b). APA Format:
Kavyashree , Anup Wilfred Sebastian , Bhagyashree (2024). Design and Building of Energy Efficient, Eco-Friendly and Economical Wobo Shelter. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 12(3), 1436 - 1446. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120313.