Managing Director, GBCI India
Senior Vice President, US Green Building Council
As an architecture graduate from Jadavpur University and a building technologies specialist from IIT Madras, Mili Majumdar has more than two and a half decades of experience in the field of energy and environment, focusing specifically on the sustainable development of habitats. She has worked extensively in the sectors of green buildings, climate resilient housing, city planning and urban transportation, globally. She has expertise on design and implementation of low energy space cooling systems, such as earth air tunnels and thermal storage systems.
Currently, as the managing director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd (GBCI), India and senior vice president at U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Majumdar is responsible for the technical adaptation and customization of the portfolio of rating systems of GBCI (LEED,PEER, SITES etc) for the Asia Pacific region. She is also supports the customer coordination, education, training and developing market mechanisms for the adoption of the tools and rating systems across the region.
Earlier in her career, Majumdar was senior director of TERI and led a team of professionals to develop a portfolio of green rating systems for habitats that have been widely accepted in India and recognized as the national green building rating system for the country (recognized in INDC as India’s indigenous rating system for green buildings).
She also enabled the development of a large portfolio of green jobs through skill enhancement, training, and creation of enabling environment for income generation through credentialing, evaluation and consulting services. She has lectured at national and international forums and authored several books and publications on sustainable habitats. Her book “Energy Efficient Buildings in India” is a best seller and widely used in professional and educational institutes.
Majumdar is a member of both the committee for formulation of energy conservation building codes for India and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for revision and updating of the National Building Code of India. She serves as an advisor to the Delhi Urban Arts Commission and Glass Academy of Saint Gobain and is a founding member of the Indian Building Performance Simulation Association. As a member of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Infrastructure-2) she supports the appraisal of infrastructure projects by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change for the Government of India.
In 2011, she was awarded the Construction World Woman of the Year 2011 by ASAPP media. Majumdar has a passion for travel and exploring new destinations. She loves spending time with her family and cooking. She believes there is no short cut to hard work. Work hard and success will say “hello” always!