About this Episode
In this episode, we talk with Prasad Vaidya about his experience growing up in one of the most populous cities in the world (Mumbai) to a LEED Fellow/consultant/professor of a Master’s degree program that is scaling the sustainability industry. Prasad shared his initial interest in sustainability and how he (and the sustainability industry) have evolved over the years.
Key Talking Points
- Transitioning from traditional architecture to sustainability
- Early mentors and projects in Prasad’s career
- The evolution of the sustainability building industry
- Improving sustainability building models to improve energy efficiency
- Why sustainability is about more than checklists
- Why there is so much to be done in sustainability
Key Milestones of the Episodes
[1:46] Prasad’s background
[3:09] How did you get that spark to sustainability?
[5:00] Prasad’s transition to the US
[7:19] Mentors and early influences
[9:50] How has sustainability and the energy-efficient movement changed over the years?
[17:00] Early design assistance
[14:09] Prasad’s proudest work achievements
[19:17] What is your current “green” mission?
“There’s so much to be done.”
“There are architects who want to make a difference…”
Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building
Solar Decathlon Entry by CEPT University’s Team Kill Bill (Affordable Housing Category) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_p3MmZ_Ucg
Race to Zero student competition
Get in Contact with Prasad
Prasad Vaidya is a LEED Fellow, professor at CEPT University, and consultant with a background in architecture who specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and integrated design.
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