Meet The Jury



Niranjan Khatri, Founder, iSambhav comes with a huge body of experience in the area of environment and sustainability. Amongst his various achievements, he headed the CII’s Renewable Energy Cell, developed the eco-rating for schools for the Delhi Government, he is the member of the CII National Water and Waste Management Committee and currently Convener of the CII Delhi State Environment Committee along with being the Founding committee member of Eco Tourism Society of India and is currently engaged as a Consultant with Skills Council Green jobs (SCGJ) since September 2018


George Varughese is a leader with three decades of experience in designing and managing pioneering initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges of environment and sustainable development; and influencing national and global policy. He contributed to building the Development Alternatives (DA) Group from its infancy to a nationally and internationally acclaimed institution with a trans-disciplinary group of over 400 professionals capable of addressing the various facets of environment and sustainable development.


Tanmay Tathagat completed his M.S in Building Design from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA and currently leads the Environmental Design Solutions [EDS] team of consultants working on climate change policies, energy efficient building design, building code development, energy efficiency policy development, energy simulation and green building certification process.


Sanjay Prakash, B. Arch., A.I.I.A., is an architect with a commitment to energy conscious architecture, eco-friendly design, people’s participation in planning, music and production design. His architectural work includes a research center cum school (Mirambika), an ashram hostel (Tapasya), children's home for juvenile justice (Prayas), five engineering colleges and two higher secondary schools, a hotel management college, a ghat (Indus river), four hospitals, medical dispensaries, an integrated sports complex, factories, resorts, residences, offices and warehouses. His name and work is mentioned in the twentieth edition of one of the main reference works in architectural history, A History of Architecture by Sir Bannister Fletcher


Adil is a Built Environment Simulation Specialist and carries thirteen years of research, consultancy, training experience in Energy simulation, modeling and Design fields. Besides this he has served as a visiting faculty in School of Planning and Architecture ITO New Delhi, ISHRAE Education Research Foundation, Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (UAE) and Jamia Millia University. He also authored and published research papers in national and international conferences in the related fields. He is one of the founding members of IBPSA (I) International Building Performance Simulation Association - India chapter.

He did his Mechanical Engineering from Jamia University and a post graduate degree in "Energy and Environmental Management" with specialization of Energy System Modeling, from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi..


G. C. Modgil, founded Sterling India Consulting Engineers which provides environment-friendly green solutions to many buildings including the India Habitat Centre (IHC), Delhi, projects in Hospitality, Health care, Airports, SEZs, IT Parks, corporate offices, Diplomatic Missions and tall residential complexes. Mr. Modgil has served several prime positions with ASHRAE & ISHRAE. He has significantly contributed in writing the HVAC Section in the new National Building Code (NBC- 2005) of India and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2007.

Director, LEED AP

Bachelor of Architecture(Chandigarh College of Architecture) M. Tech in Building Science (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad)
Gurneet hails from New Delhi. He has completed his M.Tech in Building Science from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad in 2004. He heads Environmental Design Solutions (EDS), a team of young architects and engineers with a passion for sustainable built environments. He has worked on several prestigious projects with activities ranging from green building design, certification, energy simulation, day lighting and lighting simulation and analysis to total building commissioning. He has also developed his proficiency in various modeling and simulation tools such as Visual DOE, EnergyPlus, Radiance, AutoCAD, Revit, 3DMax.


Arun, before his recent retirement led and directed Design and Construction of new and renovation projects for the Oberoi hotels working closely with International and Indian Architects, Designers, Structural and Engineering Consultants. He is well versed with national and international codes of practice and standards for building construction and extremely interested in state-of-the-art M&E design