Saket Sarraf

Dr. Saket Sarraf is passionate about issues related to sustainable development and built environment and has over 20 years of experience in India and the USA. He is the founder and Principal at ps Collective, a platform for advocacy, research, policy analysis, and consultancy.  His current work focuses on policy research and decision support systems in areas of energy policy, efficiency, and sustainable development.

He has worked on assignments with Government agencies like the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Multilateral and bilateral projects like USAID ECO-III; Foundations and advocacy groups like The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP, USA),  Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (India), ICLEI South Asia; Corporates like Schneider Electric (India) to name a few.

He spends a considerable about of time in research, teaching, and mentoring young minds and have been involved with CEPT University, Ahmedabad; American University of Sharjah, UAE; Nitte Institute of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal; and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.

He is a certified M&V professional, GRIHA trainer and evaluator, and ECBC master trainer. He is a member of a number of professional bodies including ISHRAE, International Indian Statistical Association, The Indian Econometric Society, Council of Architecture, and founding member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association – India

Dr. Sarraf is formally trained as an architect from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and as an Urban Planner and Regional Scientist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He was awarded the outstanding Ph.D. award for his dissertation on modeling socioeconomic dynamics as a driver of urban growth in 2005-2006.

Area of work

  • Sustainable Design and Planning
  • Energy Efficiency and Policy
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Economic Analysis and Forecasting
  • Systems Dynamic Modeling
  • Data science, Machine learning





  • PhD., Regional Planning, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA
  • MUP., Urban Planning, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA
  • B.Arch. (Hons.)., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India