Rajan Rawal is a faculty member at CEPT University and Executive Director of Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) at CEPT University. He is a licenced architect, graduated from School of Architecture, Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar. He worked with Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design as research associate before joining CEPT University. In the past, he served as Post Graduate coordinator at CEPT University and Head of Under graduation program at Faculty of Design. He teaches energy efficient built habitat, energy modelling, energy policy at post graduate level. His work emphasis is on ‘energy performance of human habitat’ and ‘architectural science education’.
Prof Rawal leads Indo-US Joint Clean Energy R & D Centre - Building Energy Efficiency Sector. Prof. Rawal is member of technical core committee for energy benchmarking of buildings, energy conservation building code, Window Labelling Program committee at Bureau of Energy Efficiency Government of India, Member of National Building code, India BIS -CED 46 on Sustainable Buildings and BIS-CED 58 for sustainable construction, Technical Committee member for GRIHA rating system and technical expert at India Green Building Council. Prof. Rawal spearheaded inclusion of adaptive thermal comfort standard as part of National Building Code if India in 2015. In 2014 he was appointed as senior expert at Global Building Performance Network. He served as member Board of Studies at various educational institutes.
Prof. Rawal is recognized trainer for building modelling and building energy efficiency, IGBC authorized evaluator for LEED certification rating for commercial buildings, and Green Homes. He is also GRIHA rating system empanelled assessor. He is founder member secretary of India Chapter of International Building performance simulation association (IBPSA) and also serves at Chair Education at IBPSA Executive committee. He serves as a research reviewer for number journals and research projects.