Sundaresan Raghupathy

Indian Green Building Council


Sundaresan Raghupathy is the Deputy Director General of CII and in charge of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

He is also the Head of 4 CII Centres of Excellence - Green Business Centre, Institute of Logistics, Centre for Competitiveness and Water Institute. He is a Gold Medalist in Chemical Engineering from Annamalai University (1976-81).

Mr Raghupathy has 32 years of work experience in the areas of energy management, green buildings, water management, waste management, renewable energy and urban landscaping. He was selected as “National Expert – Energy Conservation” for the prestigious UNDP - Government of India energy audit project.

It was under his leadership, CII-Godrej GBC building gained the unique distinction of becoming India’s first Platinum rated Green Building in 2004. As part of IGBC, he was instrumental in triggering the National green building movement. Under his leadership, IGBC has catalysed over 3,650 projects, amounting to 3.82 billion sq ft of footprint - thereby making India one of the top five countries in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint.

India is one of the founding members of WorldGBC and Mr Raghupathy has been representing India, right from its inception in 2002. He is also the Chair of WorldGBC's Asia Pacific Regional Network

Mr Raghupathy, in addition to promoting green buildings, is also is leading a team of experts to facilitate energy efficiency and Green Company (GreenCo) movement in the country. He is leading a team of  160 professionals.