1995 MArch, Architecture, University of Minnesota, USA
1990 BArch, Architecture, Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Countries: USA, India, South Korea, UAE
States: All relevant states
Cities: All relevant cities
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi
Prasad Vaidya leads initiatives such as the Solar Decathlon under the Sustainable Energy Lab at IIHS. He focusses on the interdisciplinary area of sustainable energy and buildings, including practice, operations, and training of energy and climate related concentrations. He also provides oversight and assistance to the planning, design and execution of energy systems, efficiency and net-carbon neutrality for the IIHS Kengeri campus.
Prasad Vaidya is a LEED Fellow and has worked in the area of environmental sustainability for his entire career as a practitioner, researcher and educator. He has over 25 years of experience working on energy policy, energy efficiency programme development, and net-zero energy building projects in the USA, Korea, the Middle East and India. As a partner at The Weidt Group, he worked on the energy efficiency of over 150 buildings including net-zero energy buildings. Prasad led the LEED certification of over 25 buildings, including platinum and gold rated projects. In India, he has worked on policy level implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC). He led the development of ECOnirman Whole Building Performance, an online energy simulation tool for ECBC compliance. His work in India also includes design and construction experience in passive solar design at building and urban planning scales, use of low embodied energy materials and appropriate construction technologies.
Prasad Vaidya was Professor and Area Chair for Building Energy Performance at CEPT University in India, where he established the MTech in Building Energy Performance programme. He taught graduate level courses on building science, passive design, HVAC analysis, electric lighting and daylighting, whole building energy simulation, environmental impact of buildings, communication for energy efficiency business, and integrated design for net-zero energy buildings. He coached students on public speaking, presentation and job-interviewing skills. At CEPT, he also mentored student teams for the US DOE’s Race to Zero and Solar Decathlon Competitions. He has taught graduate level courses on sustainability and daylighting at the University of Minnesota, and continuing education courses as ASHRAE and LEED faculty.
Prasad Vaidya co-authored Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building, published by John Wiley and Sons. He has been a member of the Technical Resources Group for the Clinton Climate Initiative.