Shatakshi Suman is Senior Research Associate at the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. With more than nine years of experience in policy advocacy, building energy code development and its implementation, energy-efficient building design, and sustainable building construction and operational practices. She is a seasoned professional with diverse experience working and collaborating with private organisations, public (local, state and central government) departments, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral organisations.
Before starting her career at the AEEE, Shatakshi worked for Terra Viridis Consultants LLP as a Senior Research Analyst for four years, until 2016; then, she joined PwC India (until 2017) and UNDP (until 2018). She worked with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency as Consultant, Sector Expert- Buildings for three years (until Jan 2021). She has extensively worked at the state and national level to adopt, comply, and enforce building energy codes in India.
She has worked for energy efficiency improvement in buildings and implemented policies at state levels, analysing big data, financial feasibility analysis, building energy policies, dynamic thermal simulation packages, green building certification, and building design optimisation for energy and daylighting. She was involved in key projects like “development of Eco Niwas Samhita”, “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings”, Building Energy Passport- Energy management and Information System (BEP-EMIS), “Energy-Efficient Model Buildings”, “Developing Energy Efficiency Label for Residential Buildings in India”, of ECBC 2017 (revised 2021), ENS 2018 & 2021 ECBC Rules, ECBC Design Guide and User Manual, User Guide For Implementing ECBC in Data Centers by CII-IGBC and LBNL “, “Implementation of ECBC in States/UTs of India”. Besides key qualifications in building physics, Passive design strategies, Low energy cooling, building energy simulations, she has also acquired knowledge of policy development and implementation strategies. She has knowledge of building rating systems and managed the deployment of large scale projects PAN India. She has been part of the core team in designing and constructing many exemplary high performing buildings in India, Singapore and Malaysia (Manipal, Infosys, etc.). Monitoring, compliance check and verification of 200+ ECBC compliant building designs (until 2020).
Shatakshi holds a B.Arch in Architecture from Dr. B. N. College of Architecture, Pune, a PGD in Environmental Law and Urban Management, and a Diploma in Housing Law. She is based in Delhi, India.