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Ankit Kalanki

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Ankit is a Principal with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program. He helped execute the Global Cooling Prize Initiative, leading the development of technical criteria and testing protocols, managing technical partners, and creating thought leadership pieces. He continues to expand RMI’s cooling work by focusing on market shaping activities that can eliminate the barriers to adoption and enable transition to high-efficiency air-conditioning technologies.


Prior to this role, he led the startup diligence and insight generation on the buildings and construction sector under RMI’s Third Derivative Program. Before moving to the United States, Ankit worked as a consultant at PwC India, advising clients from government and multilateral agencies to promote the adoption of energy efficiency. He started his career as an energy engineer at Nestle India, supporting the operation and maintenance of industrial utilities and leading the execution of energy and water efficiency projects.


MS, Energy Science, Technology and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee