School of Property, Construction & Project Management

Women Building Futures: Master of Ceremonies announced: Associate Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga (B.Arch, M.A.S.A, PhD)


The School of Property, Construction and Project Management is pleased to announce our Master of Ceremonies for the International Women’s Day event – Women Building Futures: Careers in Property, Construction and Project Management will be Associate Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga (B.Arch, M.A.S.A, PhD). Assoc. Prof. Iyer-Raniga will be opening the event and facilitating the panel discussion.

Associate Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is Deputy Head, International at the School of Property and Construction Management, RMIT University. She is Director of the Sustainable Buildings Innovation Lab (SBiLab) dealing with research on energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment. Usha’s primary interest is in sustainability of the built environment, in achieving practical solutions to ensure sustainable outcomes for the users of the built environment.  Usha brings cross disciplinary and project management experiences to her teaching and research.

Qualified in her undergraduate degree as an architect, Usha has worked in architectural practices in India, Canada and Australia. She received her Masters degree from Canada and her Doctorate in Australia. Her passion in sustainability commenced through energy efficiency and conservation, which is now broadened to triple bottom line sustainability to buildings and the built environment.

Post her PhD, Usha has worked in private consulting and in government where she worked on matters pertaining to introduction of regulatory compliance for energy efficiency measures in the residential and commercial building sectors in Australia. Usha has been invited as key note speaker and invited speaker at national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. Her teaching portfolio extends to Asian countries. She has been involved as an expert in panel discussions for the Australian government, as well as for international organisations and industry. Currently, Usha is leading the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) under UNEP’s Ten Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10FYP SCP).

Usha is a reviewer and scientific committee member for national and international refereed journals and refereed conferences. She is on the editorial board for two refereed journals and has been a Board Member of the not-for-profit Alternative Technology Association (ATA) in Australia. She is on the Green Building Council of Australia’s Advisory Board.

Usha’s biography has been included in the Who’s Who in the World® 2016 (33rd Edition), along with approximately 55,000 of the most accomplished men and women from around the world, including luminaries as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Read more about the International Women’s Day event: Women Building Futures: Careers in Property, Construction and Project Management here:




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