Organisers

IUSSTF

IUSSTF

The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) is a bilateral organisation that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry. It provides Solar Decathlon India as a platform for innovation towards sustainable economic development, encouraging the use of renewable energy sources and towards promoting the design of buildings that are energy efficient and self-reliant in energy usage.

IIHS

IIHS

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education, research, practice and capacity development institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian cities and settlements. A proposed Institution of Eminence (IOE), IIHS aims to transform the current nature of urban education as one of the most important drivers for India’s national development and sustainable global futures. Its interdisciplinary approach to research and practice helps build new global knowledge, and trains urban professionals. IIHS is jointly conducting Solar Decathlon India.

AEEE

AEEE

Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is one of the leading organisations in India that works on creating awareness about energy efficiency as a resource. It is a policy advocacy and energy efficiency market enabler with a not-for-profit motive. The organisation advocates for data-driven and evidence-based energy efficiency policies and research, working across industry, government and civil society to foster a culture of energy efficiency in India. The organisation is committed to achieving India’s energy transition for a climate-resilient and energy secure future and meet India’s commitments to the 2030 nationally determined goals (NDC) and UN sustainable development goals (SDG). AEEE is jointly conducting Solar Decathlon India.

Supervisory Group

Dr. Nandini Kannan

Dr. Nandini Kannan
Executive Director, IUSSTF

Dr. Nandini Kannan is the Executive Director of the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), a bilateral, autonomous organization jointly funded by the Indian and United States governments to “promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry.”  She brings leadership experience in academia and government, an understanding of the critical role that science and technology play in this global interconnected society, and a deep commitment to education and workforce development.

Ashok B Lall

Ashok B Lall
Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects

Ashok Lall, b. 1948, graduated from the University of Cambridge U.K. in Architecture Fine Arts and obtained the Architectural Association Diploma in 1970. His architectural firm (estd. 1981) is committed to an architectural practice based on the principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. It has won a number of awards and its work has been published widely. Engaged in architectural education since 1990, he has developed curricula and teaching methods to address environmental issues. His current interest is in developing strategies for sustainable urban development in the context of rapid urbanization.

Aromar Revi

Aromar Revi
Director, IIHS

Aromar Revi is Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a national education, research, practice and capacity development institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian cities and settlements.  Over a decade, he has built IIHS into one of the world’s leading education, research, training, advisory and implementation-support institutions, focusing on the multi-dimensional challenges and opportunities of sustainable urbanisation. He is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and the Law and Management schools of the University of Delhi. He is a global practice and thought leader and educator with over 35 years of interdisciplinary experience in sustainable development, public policy and governance, human settlements, global environmental and technological change.

Dr. Satish Kumar

Dr. Satish Kumar
President and Executive Director, AEEE

Dr. Satish Kumar is an international energy efficiency expert and serves as President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). In his current role, he has led AEEE’s transformation into a leading energy efficiency policy think tank and business enabling entity through a combination of thought and programmatic leadership, collaboration and partnership with Indian and global public, private and peer organizations, and fundraising. He has served as a senior energy efficiency advisor or technical expert in energy efficiency to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, NITI Aayog, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Bureau of Indian Standards and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Confederation of Energy Efficiency.

Prasad Vaidya

Prasad Vaidya
Director, Solar Decathlon India

Prasad Vaidya leads the Solar Decathlon India effort and is Senior Advisor to the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. He has served as a Professor and Area Chair for Building Energy Performance at CEPT University, and a Partner at The Weidt Group. He has over 25 years of experience in working on energy policy, energy efficiency program development, and net-zero-energy building projects. He is a LEED Fellow, and has been an ASHRAE and USGBC faculty member.