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Usha Iyer-Raniga Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Iyer-Raniga has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the built environment education industry

Numerous groups have honored Dr. Iyer-Raniga's dedication to conservation, and she has given interviews to The Sunday Age, Sanctuary Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

    STRATHMORE, AUSTRALIA, July 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dr. Usha Iyer-Raniga a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Iyer-Raniga celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Iyer-Raniga is an expert on energy efficiency and conservation in buildings, and currently serves as associate professor and international deputy head of the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University in Melbourne. She conducted her master's thesis on maximizing daylight for office buildings, and has won recognition for her achievements in Canada, India, and Australia.

Born to Ramakrishnan Venkateswaran and Jaya Ramakrishnan, Dr. Iyer-Raniga studied architecture at University of Bombay in India before arriving at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Her master's thesis on energy efficiency won her the Sethna Scholarship, the Lotus Scholarship, and the Wolfgang Gerson Memorial Prize, and ultimately a Master of Architecture in 1990. In January of 1993, she married Prakash Raniga, and in 1997, Dr. Iyer-Raniga earned a PhD from the University of Melbourne, continuing to bring sustainability solutions to local environmental organizations and international groups such as Rotary Melbourne. She co-leads the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme with United Nations Environment and Ministry of Environment, Finland under the 10 Year Framework for Sustainable Consumption and Production. She was the panel judge at the World Green Building Council's Asia Pacific Sustainability Awards, and serves on various committees of the Green Building Council of Australia, Australasian Campus towards Sustainability, Property Council of Australia, the Chartered Institute of Building, and the Victorian Research Institute on Social Cohesion.

In 2000, Dr. Iyer-Raniga accepted a role as consultant for Sinclair Knight Merz and as senior advisor for the Building Commission in Melbourne. She went on to become assistant director at the Center for Design at RMIT in 2007 before accepting her current position five years later. Dr. Iyer-Raniga is always looking to mentor PhD projects that promote sustainability in communities and organizations.

Numerous groups have honored Dr. Iyer-Raniga's dedication to conservation, and she has given interviews to The Sunday Age, Sanctuary Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She has written and reviewed numerous professional articles for built environment journals, and served notably as a director for the Alternative Technology Association as well as an expert panel member of Clean Energy Future for the Planning Institute of Australia. For efforts in sustainability in the built environment, Dr. Iyer-Raniga was selected for inclusion in the 2016 volume of Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Iyer-Raniga has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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