Rajan Rawal is the Executive Director of CARBSE and a faculty member at CEPT University. He teaches Energy Modelling and Energy Efficient Habitat at CEPT University. He has been at the forefront of driving building energy efficiency in India and serves as a member on important committees at the Bureau of Indian Standards, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, GRIHA Rating Council, and India Green Building Council. Prof Rawal led Indo-US Joint Clean Energy R & D Centre - Building Energy Efficiency Sector, and presently leading Indo-UK project on Energy Demand Reduction and Mission Innovation challenge on heating and cooling in buildings from India side. He also serves as member, operating council of ‘Global Cooling Prize’ He is also the founder-member- secretary of India Chapter of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and serves at IBPSA world as “Chair Education”. He is the first Indian Architect to be honoured by ASHRAE with ‘ASHRAE Fellow’ status.
Rajan represents India on the Global Building Performance Network (GBPN), International Energy Agency EBC Annex 69. He contributes to EBC Annex 79 and Annex 80. He has served as the principal investigator of several research and development projects funded by the Government of India, multi-lateral agencies, development banks and philanthropic organizations. Rajan has published extensively on building energy efficiency and serves on editorial boards of several journals including Buildings and Cities.