Mili is Managing Director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd, India and Senior Vice President, USGBC. In her current role Mili is responsible for technical adaptation and customization of the portfolio of rating systems of GBCI for the Asia Pacific region. She is also responsible for customer coordination, education, training, and developing market mechanisms for adoption of the tools and rating systems for the region.
An architecture graduate and a building technologies specialist, Mili has more than two decades of experience in the field of energy and environment with a focus on sustainable development of habitats. She has worked tremendously in the sectors of green buildings, climate resilient housing, city planning and urban transportation. She has led a team of professionals to develop a portfolio of green rating systems for habitats that have been widely accepted in India. Mili has also enabled the development of a large portfolio of green jobs through training and skill enhancement.
Most recently, she was leading a group of 50 professionals (pan India) to steer several aspects of sustainable habitat ranging from policy analysis and development, providing technical assistance to various clients in designing and implementing green buildings, enabling energy efficiency retrofits in existing buildings, evaluating financial viability of green building projects, providing technical inputs to various market players to understand, and catering to the needs of Indian green building markets, developing, and delivering training to diverse group of stakeholders. She has developed a new portfolio of project on design and viable business models for climate resilient housing.
As the Senior Director for the Division, her role also included guidance on macro issue related to resilience planning of cities and urban transportation. She has guided a smart city planning process under India’s smart city program.
Mili led a team of professionals to develop a portfolio of green rating systems for habitats that has been widely accepted in India and is recognized as the National green building rating system for India (recognized in INDC as India’s indigenous rating system for green buildings). She has enabled 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. Has lectured in several national and international forum. Has authored several books and publications in the domain of Sustainable Habitats. Regular blogger in Economic Times of India
She is member of Committee for formulation of energy conservation building codes for India, Member of Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for revision and updating of National Building Code of India. She is Advisor to Delhi Urban Arts Commission and Glass Academy of Saint Gobain. She is Founder member of the Indian Building Performance Simulation Association. She is Member of Expert Appraisal Committee (Infrastructure-2) constituted for appraisal of infrastructure projects by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (Government of India). She is Member of the Assurance Group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project. She has been awarded the Construction World Woman of the Year 2011 by ASAPP media. She is widely travelled and has lectured in several national and international seminars and conferences.