Sanjay Seth is a Senior Director of the Sustainable Habitat Programme (Sustainable Buildings and Transport & Urban Governance area) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). His work covers a range of activities from City to Building Level Interventions includes policy analysis, sustainable urban planning, mainstreaming of sustainable habitats in the built environment, promoting low carbon and sustainable transportation, capacity building and knowledge creation. TERI is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and is an independent, multi-dimensional organization with capabilities in research, policy, consultancy and implementation. He is also the Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of GRIHA Council which administers the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council. GRIHA is an independent organization jointly setup by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India to promote and administer green buildings in India.
Prior to joining TERI & GRIHA, he worked with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India and led the vertical on Building Energy Efficiency. He was also the interim Secretary of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and responsible for the administration and financial management of the organization. In this capacity, he provided oversight to the implementation of policies and programmes of BEE as well as the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) and all international bilateral/multilateral cooperation programmes. He also represented BEE on the Board of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) as Director.
By training he is a Civil Engineer and has more than 36 years of experience in the power sector, both on the supply side as well as demand side. He also serves as a member representing of the various committees both National and International.