He has worked on assignments with Government agencies like the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Multilateral and bilateral projects like USAID ECO-III; Foundations and advocacy groups like The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP, USA), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (India), ICLEI South Asia; Corporates like Schneider Electric (India) to name a few.
He spends a considerable about of time in research, teaching, and mentoring young minds and have been involved with CEPT University, Ahmedabad; American University of Sharjah, UAE; Nitte Institute of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal; and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.
He is a certified M&V professional, GRIHA trainer and evaluator, and ECBC master trainer. He is a member of a number of professional bodies including ISHRAE, International Indian Statistical Association, The Indian Econometric Society, Council of Architecture, and founding member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association – India Dr. Sarraf is formally trained as an architect from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and as an Urban Planner and Regional Scientist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He was awarded the outstanding Ph.D. award for his dissertation on modeling socioeconomic dynamics as a driver of urban growth in 2005-2006.