Professor, Building Energy Performance, Faculty of Technology, and
Senior Advisor, Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science
and Energy, CEPT University
Rajan Rawal is an architect. He is a senior advisor at Centre for
Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) and
a CRDF Professor at CEPT University. He was Executive Director
of CARBSE between 2006 and 2021. He worked with Vastu Shilpa
Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design
before joining Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He
taught design and construction courses as part of the undergraduate
program. He teaches & energy efficient built environment, energy
policy, energy modeling and simulations at postgraduate level.
His work emphasis is on ‘energy performance of buildings and cities’
and ‘architectural science education. He is a member of various
technical core committees of Bureau of Energy Efficiency – Ministry
of Power, NITI Aayog, National Building, GRIHA Council, Green
Building Certification Institute and India Green Building Council. Prof.
Rawal represents India at International Energy Agency EBC Annex.
69 on low energy building and thermal comfort, Mission Innovation
Challenge 7 on affordable heating and cooling. And Global Building
Performance Network (GBPN).
He is founder member secretary of India Chapter of International
Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and also
serves at IBPSA world as Chair Education. He serves Alliance
for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), Development Alternatives
(DA), Journal of Building Research and Information (BRI), Dept.
of Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Mysore and
Institute of Environmental Design managed by Parisar Trust,
Vallabh Vidyanagar, as an honorary member of various boards and
committees. He has a number of research publication and research
projects to his credits. Prof. Rajan Rawal, has been honoured with
Fellow status by the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and
Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in 2020, with Fellow status
by the International Building Performance Simulation Association
(IBPSA) in 2021 and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer in 2021.
Energy Efficient Building Design
Energy Simulation and Modelling
Building Energy Code Compliance
Architectural Science Education