Kanagaraj Ganesan has around 10 years of experience in the field of building energy efficiency. He is a licensed architect with post-graduation in “Building Energy Efficiency” from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM). In 2009, he spent nine months of his academic time at the Institute of Baueknomie, University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he acquired knowledge of building physics and building energy simulation. He also developed his post-graduation research work on “integrated design process". Until June 2015, he was working as a Senior Programme Officer at Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, which has been appointed as Indian Project Management and Technical Unit (PMTU) for the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). BEEP is a bilateral project between the Ministry of Power, India, and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland. The project aims to reduce energy consumption in new commercial buildings and disseminate best practices for the construction of low energy residential and public buildings. BEEP is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for 5 years (2012–16). His work under BEEP included (a) contributions to the development of Project Document; (b) conceptualization of project activities; (c) providing technical and management inputs for the implementation of project activities; (d) liaising with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), SDC, and Public Works Departments (PWDs) of the states of Karnataka and Rajasthan; (e) coordination with Swiss and Indian experts, private building developers, and building sector professionals, (f) organizing project seminars and events in collaboration with various professional associations. From July 2015 onwards, he is working as an Independent Building Energy Efficiency Consultant. He intends to focus on mainstreaming “integrated design” for realizing high-performance buildings. Attainment of knowledge in architecture, energy engineering and applied research along with professional competencies of project management and analytical skills place him appropriately to make the genuine contribution to “Building Energy Efficiency” practices in India.
Been in E2 Since: 2015
Currently @ Integrative Design Solutions Private Limited Link
Locations Worked in: New Delhi, Karnataka , North east, Chhattisgarh, kerala,
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Why is working in Clean Energy & Environment sectors exciting for me?
A Better Planet It makes the world a safer and nicer place to live in
Deeply Satisfying It provides me a deep satisfaction that I’m making a difference
Reuniting with Nature It helps me reunite with nature and environment
Industry of Future Clean energy and cleantech are indeed the industries of the future!
World Changing It’s about technologies that can change the world
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What type of work in Clean Energy & Environment excites me?
Innovate Technology innovations that lead to world-changing solutions
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Market Development Business and market development to accelerate green tech adoption
Awareness Creation Education Awareness and Training to make more people eco-conscious
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Business Support Helping entrepreneurs and businesses raise finance or other support resources
Just Anything! I just want to be a part of this movement!