Amanda Thounaojam

Senior Associate - Sustainable Energy Lab | amandat at iihs dot ac dot in


2019   MTech, Building Energy Performance, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

2017   BArch, Architecture, Dayananda Sagar School of Architecture, Bangalore




Countries: India
States: Karnataka, Gujarat
Cities: Bangalore, Ahmedabad
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Manipuri

Amanda Thounaojam has worked as a Visiting Scholar at Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory at University of Oregon, USA, as a part of a fully funded scholarship programme by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). During her Internship programme for six months at University of Oregon, she worked on prototyping a High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) sensor for façade controls and explored the software developing platform for processing sensor inputs and outputs. She also carried out an additional analysis to examine the existing HDR data set from the ESBL lab.


Her post graduate thesis was titled “Evaluation of Low-cost method High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography for daylight Assessment” and it won for the Aluplast Best Capstone Project Award. She is proficient at conducting simulations in terms of energy, daylighting and lighting and also has experience in handling building environmental monitoring equipment and experimentation.


At IIHS, Amanda is part of the Solar Decathlon India team. She provides technical support for net-zero-energy-water-waste aspects of the competition and helps in assisting with coordination among the participating teams. She also provides technical support for monitoring the building energy performance for the new campus.

  • Miriyala, Y., Thounaojam, A., Vaidya, P., & Mangrulkar, A. (2022). Opportunities and challenges for LCA in India for innovative technologies. In PLEA 2022: Will cities Survive? The future of sustainable buildings and urbanism in the age of emergency. Passive and Low Energy Architecture.
  • 2020 Presented paper at ‘53rd International Conference of the Architecture Science Association’ at IIT, Roorkee on ‘Evaluation of a low-cost method of HDR photography for Daylight Assessment’.
  • 2019 Presented paper (online)at ‘IIT BCP Symposium’ Chicago on ‘Prototype of Net Zero Energy school for Hot and Dry climate in Indian context’.