Prasad Vaidya is an independent energy consultant, and also serves as
Professor and Area Chair for Building Energy Performance at CEPT University
in India. At CEPT, he is responsible for developing and mentoring the post
graduate program on building energy performance. He provides academic
leadership of the area, and mentors faculty members.
He has over 20 years of experience in working on energy policy, energy efficiency program development, and net-zero-energy building projects in the USA, Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and India. He has consulted on over 150 building projects including net-zero energy buildings and facilitating technical analysis and decision-making. He led the LEED certification of more than 25 buildings, including platinum and gold rated projects. He has worked on the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)in India. He led the development of ECOnirman Whole Building Performance, an online energy simulation tool for ECBC compliance. His work also includes design and construction experience in passive solar design at building and urban planning scales, use of low embodied energy materials, using appropriate construction technologies, stabilized soil block and adobe construction.
Mr. Vaidya has conducted research on green building rating systems,
daylighting, energy efficiency, measurement and verification, and integrated
design. He has also evaluated utility rate funded energy efficiency programs
for technology implementation, market penetration, cost-effectiveness and
ongoing performance. His research is published in conference proceedings and
journals around the world. Mr. Vaidya is a LEED Fellow, and volunteers on
committees for the US Green Building Council (USGBC). He is a member of the
Technical Resources Group for the Clinton Climate Initiative. He holds a
master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a
bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Sir J J College of Architecture.