Deepa completed her B.Arch from the Institute of Environmental Design – Sardar Patel University, Gujarat and her Msc. in Building Science from the University of Southern California, USA. She practises as a Project Manger with Environmental Design Solutions, Mumbai. Deepa has conducted over 30 programs in the areas of daylighting, energy simulation, building energy efficiency, thermal comfort and passive design and associated topics. She has taught programs at Rachna Sansad’s Institute of Environmental Architecture (India),University of Southern California (U.S.A) and D.C. Patel School of Architecture (India). Deepa has extensive work experience in simulation based architectural design assistance, green building certification and policy review projects including the HCFC phase-out plan in the Asia Pacific building sector. She is well versed with software such as Design Builder, EnergyPlus, eQuest, Energy-Pro, HEED, LBNL WINDOW-6, Climate Consultant, Ecotect and Revit. Deepa is a LEED AP and a member of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE).