On September 21, 2017, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 27th Lecture titled “Creating Opportunities for Green Careers” by Mr. Karthik Narayan (Director, EN3 Sustainability Solutions) at their campus in Thumbakkam. Mr. Karthik Narayan, a LEED Accredited Professional, briefed the students about sustainable designing concepts like passive sustainable design, active design, wellness in buildings, life cycle analysis of buildings and LEED rating criteria. He also introduced the LEED Green Associate examination, its importance and the courses offered by EN3 Sustainability Solutions to prepare for the certification. The lecture was presided over by CAAD Director Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar.
On March 30, 2018, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 33rd CAAD Lecture titled “Smart Cities” by Prof. Debashis Sanyal, who is an Associate Professor with National Institute of Technology, Raipur. The speaker discussed the the mega-cities of India with the students and outlined the scope, needs and challenges involved in creating smart cities catering to growing India’s future urban infrastructural requirements.