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Rupal Prasad

City Energy Project City Advisor, City of Philadelphia Rupal Prasad

Through the City Energy Project, a new, joint initiative with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to improve buildings' efficiency in 20 U.S. cities, IMT has hired expert staff to assist cities with their energy efficiency initiatives. City Advisors work directly with city employees in local government offices. They provide essential support in developing and implementing each city's tailored efficiency plan. As part of the City Energy Project network, the advisors share best practices and learn from each other's experience.

Rupal Prasad is the City Energy Project City Advisor for the City of Philadelphia. Rupal transitioned from her role as Benchmarking Policy and Outreach Intern to City Advisor with the City of Philadelphia. As a career-changer, she brings experience working with the City of Philadelphia’s Sustainability team on activities related to the benchmarking program, building energy efficiency and greenhouse gas inventory. She has also worked for a water nonprofit and has many years of experience in neurobiological research at a university lab.