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Rajan Rawal

Head of UG Program, Faculty of Design
Executive Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy
CEPT University (Ahmedabad, INDIA)

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Rajan Rawal is a faculty member and head of the undergraduate program of Design at Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad INDIA. He is also Executive Director of Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE). He is a registered architect, graduated from School of Architecture, Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar. He worked with Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design before joining Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He teaches design and construction courses as part of undergraduate program & energy efficient built environment, energy modelling at post graduate level. His work emphasis is on ‘energy performance of buildings and cities’ and ‘architectural science education’. He is involved in research and development activities at CEPT University and coordinates the activities of ‘CARBSE’ –A Energy Efficiency Centre for building recognised by USAID and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Govt of India. This centre is selected for award of prestigious Indo-US Joint Energy Research Centre, for which it will work in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prof. Rawal is also serving “Gujarat Public Service Commission” as an architect expert. He is member of technical core committee for benchmarking of building, Window Labelling Program committee at Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Member of National Building code BIS -CED 46 on Sustainable Buildings, Technical Committee member for GRIHA rating system, and technical expert at India Green Building Council. He served as member Board of Studies at Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar, and Institute of Architecture at Patan. Prof.  Rawal is recognized trainer for building simulation tools and IGBC authorized evaluator for LEED certification rating for commercial buildings, and Green Homes. He is also GRIHA rating system empanelled assessor. He is founder member secretary of India Chapter of International Building performance simulation association (IBPSA) and also represents IBPSA India at IBPSA world.  He has number of research papers to his credits and three books. He has delivered lectures and conducted training workshops within India as well as six countries outside India.  Prof Rawal is currently engaged in designing and constructing one of the first ‘Net-Zero Energy’ building in India with assistance from Govt. of India and USAID.  This is unique centre set up in India to work on building energy efficiency.  He is recipient of SBSE Jeffery Cook Scholarship 2012.