Dr. Satish Kumar of the International Resources Group (IRG) has a degree in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and a Ph.D. in Building Science from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He spent 11 years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a scientist and senior research associate, instituting various development, implementation, management and coordination activities on several energy-efficiency projects.
His areas of expertise include building energy efficiency, public sector energy efficiency, monitoring and verification of energy savings, architectural curriculum refinement, and indoor environmental quality. His knowledge and experience spans energy-efficient technology, Indian and international energy policy trends, R&D efforts, and market mechanisms to create value from energy efficiency.
Dr. Kumar currently heads the USAID ECO-III Project, where he works closely with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in improving energy efficiency in buildings (both new construction and existing buildings, benchmarking and commercial building rating program development and municipal energy efficiency), to help develop energy efficiency capacity in Gujarat and Punjab, and help launch national programs to promote energy efficiency in data centers, hospitals, and training and certification of Monitoring and Verification professionals.
He is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Certified M&V Professional (CMVP) and has published more than 40 papers and book chapters. He is a visiting faculty member at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, and at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He is a co-founder of Efficiency Valuation Organization, Alliance for Energy-Efficient Economy, and IBPSA India chapter and serves on the board of the three organizations.