18-20 Dec 2016
IIT Madras – Research Park,
Auditorium, Chennai, India

Deadline for 2-page extended abstract submission

Notification of acceptance/rejection decision

Deadline for 6-page digest submission

About Conference

SGBC is the first international conference of its kind where Academics, Industry and Government partners are coming together to get researchers and practitioners across the world to rendezvous on best practices for moving towards Sustainable Green Buildings and Communities.

The conference is sponsored by IEEE.

Also the conference is Technical Co-sponsored by

  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society
  • Conference Topics

    Our ability to generate, store, and utilize DC electricity locally from clean and sustainable energy sources without the need for long-range transmission and distribution system enables the possibility for transformational changes in the electric utility and transportation infrastructures. The use of DC electricity enhances system-wide efficiency and reduces the overall cost. DC and hybrid microgrids powered by distributed clean energy sources such as wind and solar PV systems can rapidly contribute to human development around the world, and especially in emerging economies. Likewise, electric vehicles powered with clean energy technologies have the potential to dramatically impact the impending global climate changes. Papers are especially solicited on the following topics related to the development of net-zero energy green buildings and communities:

    • Performance analysis and optimization
    • Condition monitoring and energy management
    • Reliability and resiliency analyses
    • Net zero energy system concepts
    • DC and hybrid DC/AC power systems
    • Distributed energy systems
    • DC-powered appliances
    • Electric vehicle technologies – power train, battery charging and intelligent systems
    • Power electronics and control
    • Advanced solid-state switching technology
    • Storage Technology
    • Smart metering
    • Manufacturing & cost reduction approaches
    • Protection schemes
    • Standards and policies
    • Societal implications




    • Diamond partner

    • Gold partner

    • Silver partner

    Organizing Committee

    Krishna Vasudevan

    IIT-Madras (India)

    Peter Wilson

    University of Bath (UK)

    Prabhjot Kaur

    IIT-Madras (India)

    Giandomenico Testi

    ABB, India

    Satyendra Shet

    Nitte University, India

    Technical Committee

    Lakshminarasamma N

    IIT Madras, India.

    D.N Gaonkar

    National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.

    Bimal K

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

     Wu, Tsai-Fu

    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

     Frede Blaabjerg

    Aalborg Universitet, Denmark

     Chun-T Rim

    Korea advanced Institute of Science and Technology

     K Siva Kumar

    IIT Hyderabad, India

     Santosh Kulkarni

    University College Cork, Ireland

    K. Shanti Swarup

    IIT Madras, India

    BG Fernandes

    IIT Bombay, India

    Amit Singhee

    IBM, India

    Madhav Manjrekar

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Ashoka bhat

    University of Victoria, Canada

    Reji Kumar Pillai

    India Smart Grid forum


    Tsinghua University, China

    Amit Jain

    IISC Bengaluru India

    Srinivas Ponnaluri

    Ex-CTO, Crompton Greaves, India

    Deva Seetharam

    Dataglen Inc, India

    S. Bajpai

    DST, India

    S. Mongia

    STMicroelectronics, India

    Gurdeep singh

    NTPC Ltd, India

    Rajeev Sharma

    REC, India

    Devendra Jalihal

    IIT Madras, India

    Invited speakers

    Get in Touch

    Contact Info

    ESB 331,
    IIT Madras Chennai - 600036.
    (+9144) 6646-9872, (+9144)2257-5475
    Email: info@sgbcconf.org



    For Authors

    • IEEE member: Rs.4000/-.

    • IEEE non-member: Rs.4500/-.

    • Students: Rs.3000/-

    For Participants

    • IEEE member: Rs.3000/-.

    • IEEE non-member: Rs.3500/-.

    • Students: Rs.2000/-


    Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras India. He received a B.Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine, USA. He has been a member of the faculty at IIT, Madras since 1981 and Department Chair until recently. Professor Jhunjhunwala has the unique distinction among academics for combining innovations in technology and business incubation with the social goal of sustainable development in India.


    B. G. Fernandes received the B. Tech. Degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India and M. Tech. degree from Electrical Engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in the Electrical Engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India where he is currently a Professor and Head. His present research interests include motors for electric vehicles, VAR compensation and power electronic interfaces for non conventional energy sources.


    Dr.Krishna Shenai was born in Katapadi, Udupi District in 1956 to a modest GSB family. He attended SVS Schools in Katapadi from grade 1 to grade 10, and secured the coveted 15th rank in the Karnataka State S.S.L.C exam in 1972; in 1974, he obtained the 3rd rank in the Karnataka State P.U.C exam from the elite M.G.M. College in Udupi. Subsequently, he earned his B. Tech. (electronics) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India in 1979, MS (EE) degree from the University of Maryland – College Park, MD in 1981, and Ph.D. (EE) degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA in 1986.


    “Mili Majumdar is Managing Director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd, India and Senior Vice President, USGBC. 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.”


    Venkat Rajaraman: Venkat is the Founder/CEO of Cygni Energy and an Advisory Committee member of National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), India. He has over 20 years of experience in Product Design and Engineering Management


    Dr. Deepak Divan is Professor, John E Pippin Chair, GRA Eminent Scholar and Director of the Center for Distributed Energy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. His field of research is in the areas of power electronics, power systems, smart grids and distributed control of power systems. He works closely with utilities, industry and is actively involved in research, teaching, entrepreneurship and starting new ventures.


    Gitanjali is VP at Electrovaya and a Mathematical Economist and attended Toronto, Oxford and Stanford Universities; Rajshekar, VP Technology, is a Material Scientist and attended Imperial College, MIT and Cambridge University while Sankar, CEO Electrovaya and Adjunct Prof. University of Toronto, attended Presidency College, Calcutta and Imperial College.  


    Giandomenico is currently the CTO of ABB India and Head of Group Engineering Council. In his role as CTO for India Giandomenico is contributing to the country’s profitable growth by leveraging local R&D processes and resources in line with the global technology strategy of the Group. 


    Krishna Vasudevan received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from IIT, Madras, in 1996. Between 1996 and 1998, he was also Senior Engineer with M/s Lucas TVS Ltd., From 1998 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras, as professor. 


    Kushant has spent over 16 years developing industry leading technology products and businesses in the hotbed of innovation – Silicon Valley, California. He has incubated and managed global businesses in Asia, Europe and North America with sales up to Rs1000 mio and has hands on experience in manufacturing, R&D and marketing.