Shabnam Bassi is Director of Sustainable Buildings division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Secretary with the GRIHA Council which administers the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment. Prior to joining TERI she has worked with the United Nations Development Programme for nearly 5 years as Assistant Project Manager.
She has been engaged to implement strategies to overcome barriers related to energy efficiency in buildings sector in the country by co-ordinated with the Central, State and Municipal bodies to facilitate ECBC integration, developed a framework to strengthen enforcement of ECBC Implementation and compliance. She has been the key person in developing rules and regulation for ECBC implementation and demonstration projects for ECBC compliance.
She has worked with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency for 5 years. She was associated with the scheme related to promotion and implementation of energy efficiency in commercial buildings through adoption of the Energy Conservation Building Code in the built environment. She has worked in close cooperation with various international agencies / experts in developing programmes related to enhancement of government policies for promoting energy efficiency in buildings.
She was the lead person for scanning of the developments in the Indian construction sector, particularly those related with building energy/green building. (events, projects, policy and regulatory developments). Apart of this, she has been in the Indian PMU on the development of templates for public buildings in collaboration with state governments.