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Vatsal Bhatt

Director of Cities and Neighborhood Developments

US Green Building Council

June 8, 10.30am - 11.15am
Plenary Panel - Setting Wellbeing Standards
Vatsal Bhatt has recently started consulting with the U.S. Green Building Council as the Director of Cities and Neighborhood Developments. He has been working as a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the Brookhaven National Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy (USDOE).  On various national and international assignments, he helps USDOE, the US Department of State (USDOS), the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, Universities, Foundations and international Governments.  Dr. Bhatt has established the USDOE’s US-India-China Cities Partnership for sharing best practices and technologies in 2007 and provides technical assistance to the governments of India and China and state and local governments on low-carbon urban growth strategies and EcoCity planning and implementation.  He serves as a senior policy advisor to USDOS managed US-China EcoPartnerships Secretariat.  In August 2013, the Woodrow Wilson Center for Distinguished Scholars invited Dr. Bhatt to participate on a five-member panel to facilitate developing China’s Energy-Water Roadmap.  He has developed energy-water-climate change systems modeling for national, regional and urban analysis.  Dr. Bhatt is a lead author of the US Global Change Research Program’s first-ever assessment of the “Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States”, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.5.