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About Us

As building stalk in India grows, we have seen an increase in buildings that are not taking energy efficiency and thermal comfort into account, leading to more demand for external cooling and heating devices. A more focused approach to EETC building design can make it possible for everyone to be more thermally comfortable without adding to costs and the negative impact of energy-consuming external devices on the environment.

BEEP works with building industry experts, policy makers, young professionals, students, and building owners to facilitate adoption of energy efficient and thermally comfortable building design concepts and technologies throughout India.

Over the past decades, Switzerland has emerged as a pioneer in the field of energy efficient building design, making it an ideal partner for BEEP. Leveraging Swiss expertise and partnership, BEEP has been able to learn and adapt many of the technologies established in Switzerland and apply them to the primarily warm climates across India.

Which stakeholder’s are leading this transformation?

BEEP works with a range of stakeholders across India, including building planners and designers; builders; policy makers; educators, students, and young professionals. We also work alongside national and international organizations and initiatives to promote local achievements in the field of EETC building design in tropical climates and put them on the global map.

  • Builders and developers are crucial in ensuring that high quality energy efficient designs actually are built and are accessible to common people..  BEEP works closely with this group to strengthen the design process and provide technical assistance in EETC building design, in addition to monitoring, validation, and recognition of exemplary EETC buildings.
  • Practicing architects and engineers ensure that the fundamentals of energy efficiency are included into all aspects of a building’s design. BEEP continually sharpens this group’s capacities on building energy strategies, tools, and technologies.
  • Architecture and engineering students are the future foot soldiers that will push the country towards a greener tomorrow. We stay connected with this group through BEEP Student and Educator Networks.
  • Government partners are the cornerstone of policy change and implementation. We collaborate very closely with them to develop simple and practical energy codes and guidelines, and advocate for other policies.
  • Building owners have a key role to play when it comes to adopting energy efficient building plans and products. BEEP educates building owners on the advantages of EETC buildings and making informed choices.
  • Media shapes the way the general public understands the importance of mainstreaming energy efficient building design. We engage with media to orient them on the subject through workshops and fellowships.
  • International organizations and initiatives are platforms through which BEEP promotes ground-level advancements and trends in the energy efficient building design sector and, in turn, customizes international know-how and technologies for the Indian context. We strengthen our work on EETC building design in tropical climates by engaging with local and global players.

How Can We Help You?

Have questions about energy efficient building design? We are here to answer them.

What does it take to achieve BEEP’s objective to mainstream EETC building design in a country as large as India?

Since it’s inception, BEEP has been able to tap into Swiss expertise and technology to design a country specific strategy for India. The BEEP experience tells us that there is no one right answer to the question of mainstreaming EETC building design. Thus, a multi-pronged approach that influences policy changes, connects industry, and transforms the market is the solution.

With this in mind, our efforts are aimed at ensuring that multiple solutions are implemented simultaneously to trigger transformation at all levels. We do this by aligning and promoting a range of concepts, activities, policies, and technologies in a simple and accessible manner.

Which stakeholder’s are leading this transformation?

BEEP works with a range of stakeholders across India, including building planners and designers; builders; policy makers; educators, students, and young professionals. We also work alongside national and international organizations and initiatives to promote local achievements in the field of EETC building design in tropical climates and put them on the global map.

  • Builders and developers are crucial in ensuring that high quality energy efficient designs actually are built and are accessible to common people..  BEEP works closely with this group to strengthen the design process and provide technical assistance in EETC building design, in addition to monitoring, validation, and recognition of exemplary EETC buildings.
  • Practicing architects and engineers ensure that the fundamentals of energy efficiency are included into all aspects of a building’s design. BEEP continually sharpens this group’s capacities on building energy strategies, tools, and technologies.
  • Architecture and engineering students are the future foot soldiers that will push the country towards a greener tomorrow. We stay connected with this group through BEEP Student and Educator Networks.
  • Government partners are the cornerstone of policy change and implementation. We collaborate very closely with them to develop simple and practical energy codes and guidelines, and advocate for other policies.
  • Building owners have a key role to play when it comes to adopting energy efficient building plans and products. BEEP educates building owners on the advantages of EETC buildings and making informed choices.
  • Media shapes the way the general public understands the importance of mainstreaming energy efficient building design. We engage with media to orient them on the subject through workshops and fellowships.
  • International organizations and initiatives are platforms through which BEEP promotes ground-level advancements and trends in the energy efficient building design sector and, in turn, customizes international know-how and technologies for the Indian context. We strengthen our work on EETC building design in tropical climates by engaging with local and global players.

  • 2007-2010

    Team conducts background research and preparations to develop a joint programme on building energy efficiency between Switzerland and India.

  • 2011

    Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Confederation sign a MOU to formally initiate the project.

  • 2012

    BEEP develops Integrated Design Process Charrette Methodology to assist builders and developers design energy efficient buildings. The methodology was tested on 3 commercial building projects and showed that the new methodology achieved 25-40% more operational energy savings compared to the business as usual design.

  • 2013

    BEEP trains building sector design professionals and launches new technical training programmes on energy simulation and earth air tunnel technology, Integrated Design Process charrette seminars, and study tours.
    BEEP design charrette count – 7

  • 2014

    BEEP conducts pioneering research on the influence of building design on energy use and thermal comfort in residential buildings in India. The findings result in the preparation of a comprehensive document detailing design guidelines for energy-efficient multi-storey residential building. A Senior Minister of the Government of India launched the design guideline document.
    BEEP design charrette count – 11

  • 2015

    Aranya Bhawan becomes the first BEEP charrette building to get completed. The monitoring of Aranya Bhawan in later years confirms it is one of the most energy-efficient government office buildings in India. BEEP focuses on specific technologies, equips Indian labs for the testing of building insulation materials, conducts national design competition for external movable shading systems and a training progarmme on radiant cooling technology.

  • 2016

    Phase I of BEEP comes to a successful end with a 3-day International Conference. MoP and FDFA sign a 5-year extension of the MoU.
    BEEP shifts focus to energy efficient affordable housing and provides design assistance to Smart GHAR-III, Rajkot.
    BEEP collaborates with PWD of Rajasthan and Karnataka and publishes “Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient & Thermally Comfortable Public Buildings in Karnataka”.

  • 2017

    Bureau of Energy Efficiency invites BEEP to develop India’s first ever Energy Conservation Building Code for residential buildings.
    In a short period of six months, BEEP team proposes an innovative Residential Envelope Transmission Value (RETV) based approach for the code and successfully develops correlations after carrying out more than 30,000 simulations.
    BEEP design charrette count – 22

  • 2018

    The Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings is christened Eco-Niwas Samhita, Part I: Building Envelope, 2018 and launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
    BEEP faculty becomes part of the International Energy Agency training programmes for emerging economies.
    BEEP launches the unique BEEP Student Camp in collaboration with the CEPT University.

  • 2019

    BEEP develops a computer tool to check compliance with the Eco-Niwas Samhita.

    BEEP assists BEE to conduct regional workshops in different states to promote Eco-Niwas Samhita.
    BEEP launches an innovative programme in partnership with the Center for Media Studies to train media on reporting on energy efficient buildings.
    BEEP participates in the BEE and GIZ International Conference, ANGAN, 2019.

As a bilateral project, BEEP is structured to optimise collaboration, cross learning, and information exchange between it’s various partners. The image below shows the relationships and the roles and responsibilities between the various partners.

Swiss PMTU

  • Pierre Jaboyedoff

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl
    Association with BEEP: Since Inception (2008)

    Pierre has over 35 years years of experience and has been involved in BEEP’s conceptualisation, overall planning &amp…

  • Dario Aiulfi

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl
    Association with BEEP: Since Inception (2008)

    Dario carries over 25 years of experience in Fluid dynamics; HVAC, building dynamic energy simulation for low-energy and…

  • Dominique Chuard

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl
    Association with BEEP: 2008 to 2014

    Dominique has over 30 years of experience in the field of energy efficiency in buildings. He is also a federal expert in…

  • Chinar sharma

    Assistant Project Manager in Effin’Art Sarl
    Association with BEEP: Since 2018

    Chinar has experience largely in corporate strategy, business planning and project management. She is involved in EMSYS …

  • Kira Cusack

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl
    Association with BEEP: 2011 to 2014

    Kira was involved in overall project management activities was instrumental in the preparation of the Karnataka …

Indian PMTU

  • Sameer Maithel

    Founder and Director, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since Inception (2008)

    Sameer has over 30 years of experience in industry (ONGC) and research & consulting (TERI). He has been involved in …

  • Prashant Bhanware

    Principal Consultant, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since Inception (2008)

    Prashant specializes in Building energy simulation, Energy monitoring and Renewable energy systems and has been …

  • Saswati Chetia

    Senior Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since 2012

    Saswati specialises in climate responsive building design and has been involved in the BEEP Student Camp & Educator …

  • Vernica Prakash

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since 2014

    Vernica specializes in climate responsive building design and web-based outreach. She is involved in BEEP’s Media …

  • Vasudha Sunger

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since 2018

    Vasudha specialises in Building energy simulation, Energy efficient building design, Day Lighting analysis and is …

  • Anandh S Krishna

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since 2019

    Anandh specialises in Green building certification and sustainability disclosures. He has been involved in the …

  • Mohit Jain

    Consultant, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: Since 2019

    Mohit specialises in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Energy analysis of systems and Technical training. He is involved in …

  • Kanagraj Ganesan

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: 2009 to 2015

    Kanagaraj was closely involved in the development of residential building guidelines and survey of residential buildings…

  • Pallav Singh

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: 2012 to 2015

    Pallav was instrumental in carrying out the National Design Competition on External Moveable Shading Systems. …

  • Bharat Reddy Tripuram

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Association with BEEP: 2015 to 2017

    Bharat was involved in building energy simulation for IDP charrettes and activities in Andhra Pradesh. Education: B….

Government Partners

  • Anand Shukla

    Senior Thematic Advisor, Swiss Agency for Cooperation & Development
    Association with BEEP: Since 2014

    Anand has a Ph.D. and over 25 years of experience. He overlooks climate change mitigation projects on energy efficiency…

  • Veena Joshi

    Senior Thematic Advisor, Swiss Agency for Cooperation & Development
    Association with BEEP: 2008 – 2014

    Veena worked with SDC for over 30 years on energy related projects and was instrumental in conceptualising BEEP….

  • Saurabh Diddi

    Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
    Association with BEEP: Since 2015

    Saurabh is currently overlooking the Building’s Program at BEE and in-charge of BEEP. He has previously been managing …

  • Sanjay Seth

    Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
    Association with BEEP: 2008 – 2015

    Sanjay has over 25 years of experience and was in charge of the Buildings Program at BEE. He was instrumental in the …

Swiss Partners

  • Heinrich Gugerli

    Former Head, Department of Sustainable Buildings, City of Zurich
    Association with BEEP: Since 2011

    Heinrich is a structural engineer and a researcher in energy efficiency, ecology in building design, and facility …

  • Stefan Kessler

    Associate Partner at Infras
    Association with BEEP: Since 2018

    Stefan has extensive experience in climate protection, energy technology, energy concepts and energy policy programmes, …

  • Jean Decaix

    Senior Researcher at HES-SO
    Association with BEEP: Since 2019

    Jean has a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics and has been instrumental in development of the CFD tool

  • François Garde

    Professor, Laboratory of Physics and Mathematical Engineering for Energy and the Environment (PIMENT)
    Association with BEEP: Since 2018

    François is a world recognized specialist in thermal comfort in tropical climate, NZEB and green buildings. He has been…

  • Ulrike Passe

    Director – ISU Centre for Building Energy Research
    Association with BEEP: 2018

    Ulrike has been the Past-President of the Society for Building Science Educators and was involved as faculty with the …

  • Thomas Jusselme

    Professor at HES-SO
    Association with BEEP: 2018

    Thomas works on Data-driven methods for low-carbon building design and was involved as a faculty in the first BEEP …

  • Andreas Binkert

    Architect & Partner in Nüesch Development AG
    Association with BEEP: 2011 – 2016

    Andreas is an architect and has over 30 years of architectural and teaching experience in Switzerland, USA, and Canada. …

  • Armin Binz

    Senior Consultant, Minergie
    Association with BEEP: 2011 – 2013

    Armin is an architect and runs a consulting firm for applied building physics. He has been involved as a technical …

  • Claude Alain Roulet

    Professor Emeritus, Institute of Technology of Lausanne, EPFL
    Association with BEEP: 2014 – 2017

    Claude Alain is a building physicist with over 50 years of experience in materials and energy. He is a researcher and …

  • Christoph Ospelt

    Director, EnergyKonzepte SA
    Association with BEEP: 2011 – 2013

    Christoph specializes in the sustainability of built environments, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. He has been …

  • Pierre Hollmuller

    Senior Researcher, University of Geneva, Energy Group
    Association with BEEP: 2011 – 2013

    Pierre is a senior research scientist at the Energy Group, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Geneva. His…

  • Willi Frei

    Partner, Bauart

    Willi has over 40 years of experience in architectural practice in Switzerland and internationally. He has been involved…

Indian Partners

  • Ashok B. Lall

    Ashok B Lall Architects
    Association with BEEP: Since 2013

    Ashok has been a key technical partner supporting multiple activities under BEEP such as IDP Charrettes, development of …

  • Centre for Media Studies


    Association with BEEP: Since 2019

    CMS is the key implementation partner for BEEP’s Media Engagement Program on Energy Efficient Buildings

  • Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy, CEPT University


    Association with BEEP: 2015, 2018-2019

    CARBSE has been the institutional partner for the BEEP Student Camps 2018 and 2019. It wasalso the lead academic partner…

  • Conserve Consultants Private Limited (CCPL)


    Association with BEEP: 2013-2014, 2018-Present

    CCPLis involved with BEEP as a regional partner in Chennai and Bengaluru

  • Smita Chandiwala

    Energe-se Research and Consulting
    Association with BEEP: Since 2019

    Smita is involved with BEEP in the development and implementation of the Eco-Niwas Samhita implementation strategy in …

  • Environmental Design Solutions Pvt. Ltd


    Association with BEEP: Since 2019

    Environmental Design Solutions Pvt. Ltd is involved with BEEP in development and implementation of the BEE – ECBC …

  • Ram Bhat

    Options & Solutions, Bangalore
    Association with BEEP: Since 2014

    Ram has been involved with BEEP for the development and execution of the e soft skills sessions for the BEEP Student …

  • Deependra Prashad Architects & Planners (DPAP)


    Association with BEEP: 2016

    Deependra was involved with BEEP as a technical expert for the IDP Charrettes

  • Energetic Consultants


    Association with BEEP: 2015-2019

    Energetic Consultants assisted BEEP activities in Mumbai and Pune regions as regional partner. It was also involved in …

  • Integrative Design Solutions Pvt Ltd


    Association with BEEP: 2016

    IDSPL contributed in the development of baseline standards for energy performance of residential buildings in the cold …

  • Global Evolutionary Energy Design (GEED)


    Association with BEEP: 2017-2019

    GEED contributed to the development of cost assessment tool for building energy efficiency measures and the development …

  • Kanwarjit Nagi


    Association with BEEP: 2015

    Kanwarjit developed case studies demonstrating best practices for energy efficiency in residential building of India for…

  • M.C Modgil


    Association with BEEP: 2013-2016

    M.C Modgil was involved as a technical expert in IDP  charrettes

  • Meenal Sutaria

    Green Angle
    Association with BEEP: 2015

    Meenal was a trainer for Charrette Conductors’ Trainings and an expert for charrettes

  • Platypus Design Pvt Ltd


    Association with BEEP: 2015

    Platypus Design was a jury member for the design competition of External Moveable Shading System design

  • P.G Ganapathy


    Association with BEEP: 2015

    Ganapathy was a jury member for the National Design Competition on External Moveable Shading System design

  • Praveen Nahar

    National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
    Association with BEEP: 2014-2015

    Praveen Nahar was a jury member for the National Design Competition on External Moveable Shading System design

  • Lawyers Transcontinental


    Association with BEEP: 2014-2015

    Lawyers Transcontinental drafted the non-disclosure agreement and design competition rules for design competition for …

  • Ram Krishna Sharma


    Association with BEEP: 2018

    Ram supported BEEP in initiating the development of the BEEP builder network

  • Ravi K Kapoor


    Association with BEEP: 2014-2017

    Ravi was involved in BEEP for carrying out the trainings on building insulation material for partner laboratories and …

  • Shailesh Modi

    Fourth Vision
    Association with BEEP: 2013 – 2014

    Shailesh was a key member in carrying out the Minergie market study

  • Shruthi Narayan


    Association with BEEP: 2013 – 2014

    Shruthi was involved in BEEP for developing the public building template design in states

Communication Partners

  • Academic and Development Communications Services (ADCS)


    Association with BEEP: Since 2013

    ADCS is instrumental in editing  and preparing most of the BEEP publications

  • Ebizon NetInfo Pvt Ltd

    Noida
    Association with BEEP: Since 2013

    Ebizon oversees the design, development and maintenance of BEEP official website

  • Genesis Media Pvt Ltd


    Association with BEEP: Since 2013

    Genesis Media has been involved with BEEP in createing videos and short films for BEEP

  • Remya Sasindran


    Association with BEEP: Since 2018

    Remya has been involved with BEEP in developing and implementing the communication strategy

  • The Banyan Tree


    Association with BEEP: Since 2013

    The Banyan Tree has been one of the key partners involved in designing outreach material for BEEP to be disseminated and…

  • Innobella Marketing & Entertainment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.


    Association with BEEP: 2016

    Innobella helped plan and organize the BEEP International Conference on Energy Efficient Building Design