Scientia Professor Dr Deo Prasad is an international authority on sustainable buildings and cities and among the leading advocates for sustainability in Australia. Deo won the 2006 Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s National Education Award for contribution to ‘sustainability education, research and design’. In 2004 he won the NSW State Government’s individual GreenGlobe Award for ‘showing leadership and commitment to the supply of renewable energy’. He has also won the Federal Government’s national award for ‘outstanding contribution to energy related research’. He is a regular contributor to debate in this area in local and international media.
Deo is the Chief Investigator (lead proponent) and CEO of the newly established CRC for Low Carbon Living. This is the largest ever industry-government-professions-research collaboration in Australia and is leading to transformative impacts in the built environment sector. He also is one of the Sydney Ambassadors (Business Events NSW) with special focus on promoting Sydney as a destination for high end environmental-scientific events. In 2014 he was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award for contribution in the field of sustainability by UNSW. In 2014 Deo has been awarded the Order of Australia by the Governor General of Australia for services to sustainability and renewable energy through his research and for extensive international community work.