Sundaresan Raghupathy

Deputy Director General
India Green Building Council


Raghupathy is the Deputy Director General of CII and In-charge of IndiaGBC. He is also presently the Chair of WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Network (APN). Earlier, he was one the WorldGBC Board Members for four years from 2016 to 2020.

He is a Gold Medalist in Chemical Engineering from Annamalai University (1976-81).

Raghupathy has 35 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 6,055 projects, amounting to 7.61 billion sq.ft of footprint, thereby making India one of the top 5 countries in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint.

India is one of the founding members of WorldGBC and Raghupathy has been representing India, right from its inception in 2002.

Raghupathy, in addition to promoting green buildings is also is leading a team of experts to facilitate Energy efficiency, Green Company (GreenCo), Green Products (GreenPro) movement in India.

He is leading a team of 160 professionals.