Reshma Singh

Reshma Singh

Technology Researcher III
(510) 495-2167


Reshma Singh is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.

Concurrently, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she leads the technology-to-market IMPEL and Cradle to Commerce incubation engines. She previously managed  the Presidential U.S.-India Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD) and the California Energy Commission's R2M2 Microgrids program. Singh brings over 10 years of experience advancing urban sustainability and cleantech innovation, and working with complex international ecosystems in the United States, India, and Singapore. Reshma’s work lies at the intersection of design and technology of smart buildings and cities, with a focus on energy, data analytics and UX, and IoT sensors and controls.

Singh holds two cleantech patents. She is the lead author of Building Innovation Guide, Transforming India’s Built Environment: A 2050 Vision for Wellness and Resilienceand is a contributor to Mutations: Harvard Project on the City and The Bay Area-Silicon Valley and India: Convergence and Alignment in the Innovation Age. She is on the Advisory Board for the Carbon Leadership Forum. She has previously served on the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Smart Buildings and Power and Energy group, and on the Advisory Council for the State Department’s international TechWomen program ( 

Singh previously co-founded GreenExcel, an online education platform. She is a recipient of the American Association of University Women award, Harvard University’s Community Service Fellowship and has taught graduate seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at University of California, Berkeley. Apart from her professional life, she teaches dance and has co-produced an acclaimed children's musical. She holds a master's degree from Harvard University, and a bachelor's degree in architecture from New Delhi, India.


Personal Links

LinkedIn Profile

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability Talk


Selected Projects

IMPEL+ Building Technologies Tech-to-Market

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R2M2 Resilient, Replicable, Modular Microgrids 

CBERD U.S.-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development

Building Innovation Guide (BIG) for India

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  • Harvard Community Service Award
  • American Association of University Women International Fellowship                          



  • Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certification, Stanford University, 2021
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1999
  • Bachelors in Architecture, TVB School of Habitat Studies, India 1995


Professional Associations

  • Carbon Leadership Forum, Advisory Board
  • U.S. Department of State Tech Women, Council Member
  • Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA), Smart Building Working Group Member





Net Zero World South East Asia Center For Innovation in the Built Environment (SEIBE)

AUTHORS: Nan Zhou, Reshma Singh, Carolyn Szum, Mary Ann Piette


Thermal anomaly and rooftop unit (RTU) detection in buildings through machine learning

AUTHORS: Samuel Fernandes, Rohullah Najibi, Anand Prakash, Reshma Singh, Marina Zafiris, Jessica Granderson


Scaling Building Energy Audits through Machine Learning Methods on Novel Drone Image Data

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaSamuel FernandesAnand PrakashPaul A. MathewJessica GrandersonColman SnaithRahul PusapatiPrakash JadhavAvideh ZakhorRishi UpadhyayOzgur Gonen, and Harry Bergmann.




Transforming India's Built Environment: A 2050 Vision for Wellness and Resilience

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaMonto Mani, and Swapnil Joshi.



A Community Energy Operations and Planning System: Concept, Use cases, Metrics, and Benefits

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaAnand PrakashMary Ann Piette, and Shreya Agarwal.



Machine Learning for Automated Extraction of Building Geometry

AUTHORS: Touzani, SamirMarc WudunnAvideh ZakhorMarco PritoniReshma SinghHarry Bergmann, and Jessica Granderson.




Evaluation of the Need for and Design of a City Energy Operations System

AUTHORS: Piette, Mary AnnReshma Singh, and Anand Prakash.



Energy Information Systems: From the Basement to the Boardroom

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaPaul A. MathewJessica Granderson, and Yash Shukla.



R&D and Implementation Outcomes From The U.S.-India Bilateral Center For Building Energy Research And Development Program

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaMary Ann PietteAshok J. GadgilRajan RawalNarendra BansalVishal GargJyotirmay MathurPhilip HavesPaul A. MathewChristian KohlerMahabir BhandariGail BragerVivian LoftnessNarendran NadarajahRonnen M. LevinsonRichard E. BrownAndre DesjarlaisMilind RaneSanyogita ManuYash Shukla, and Mona Doctor-Pingel.



Energy Modeling in Urban Districts: Forecast of multi-sector Energy Use and GHG Emissions

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaBaptiste Ravache, and Mary Ann Piette.



Evaluation of an Integrated Pipe Water Cooling Strategy to Improve BIPV Structure Performance

AUTHORS: Gendler, IsaacMara LeandroRamina AlbaziRodrigo HenriquezJosh SanghviReshma SinghGayathri Aaditya Eranki, and Sohail H. Zaidi.



Review of City Energy and Emissions Analysis Needs, Methods & Tools

AUTHORS: Piette, Mary AnnRebecca Zarin PassReshma Singh, and Tianzhen Hong.



Packaged Scalable Energy Information Systems for Hotels

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaPaul A. MathewJessica GrandersonYash ShuklaAmiya Ranjan Behera, and Michael Pitt.



Building Innovation: A Guide For High-Performance Energy Efficient Buildings In India

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaBaptiste Ravache, and Dale A. Sartor.



Caring for the Energy Health of Healthcare Facilities 

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaPaul A. MathewJessica GrandersonRohini Srivastava, and Yash Shukla.



Climate-Specifc Modeling and Analysis for Best-Practice Indian Office Buildings 

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaBaptiste Ravache, and Spencer M. Dutton.




The Role of International Partnerships in Delivering Low- Energy Building Design: A Case Study of the Singapore Scientific Planning Process

AUTHORS: Parrish, KristenReshma Singh, and Szu-Cheng Chien.



Collaborative research to promote energy efficiency innovation towards significant reduction in buildings energy use in the United States and India

AUTHORS: Rawal, RajanKeyur VadodariaMona GalsarGirish GhatikarReshma Singh, and Diane Douglas.



Building Energy Benchmarking in India: An Action Plan for Advancing the State-of-the-Art

AUTHORS: Sarraf, SaketShilpi AnandYash ShuklaPaul A. Mathew, and Reshma Singh.



Guidelines for Datacenter Energy Information System

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaRoozbeh MahdaviPaul A. MathewJessica Granderson, and Yash Shukla.



Best Practices Guide for High - Performance Indian Office Buildings

AUTHORS: Singh, ReshmaDale A. Sartor, and Girish Ghatikar.




Sustainable Campus with Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Microgrid

AUTHORS: Kumar, K. NandhaB. SivaneasanP.L. SoH.B. GooiNilesh JadhavReshma Singh, and Chris Marnay.



Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certification, Stanford University, 2020
Masters in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1999
Bachelors in Architecture, TVB School of Habitat Studies, India 1995