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About Us

As building stock in India grows, we have seen an increase in buildings that have been designed without taking into account energy efficiency and thermal comfort into account, leading to an increased demand for electricity for space cooling. BEEP’s overall objective is to reduce energy consumption in new buildings through energy efficient design, application of innovative technologies, policy support and capacity building.

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

Switzerland is a pioneer in the field of energy efficient building design. Leveraging Swiss expertise and partnership, BEEP has been able to learn and adapt knowledge and tools on energy efficient design 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
  • Dario Aiulfi

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl
  • Dominique Chuard

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl
  • Chinar sharma

    Assistant Project Manager in Effin’Art Sarl
  • Kira Cusack

    Partner in Effin’Art Sarl

Indian PMTU

  • Sameer Maithel

    Founder and Director, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Prashant Bhanware

    Principal Consultant, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saswati Chetia

    Senior Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vernica Prakash

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vasudha Sunger

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Anandh S Krishna

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mohit Jain

    Consultant, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ishita Singh

    Consultant, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kanagraj Ganesan

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pallav Singh

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bharat Reddy Tripuram

    Programme Officer, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Government Partners

  • Anand Shukla

    Senior Thematic Advisor, Swiss Agency for Cooperation & Development
  • Veena Joshi

    Senior Thematic Advisor, Swiss Agency for Cooperation & Development
  • Saurabh Diddi

    Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
  • Sanjay Seth

    Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Swiss Partners

  • Heinrich Gugerli

    Former Head, Department of Sustainable Buildings, City of Zurich
  • Stefan Kessler

    Associate Partner at Infras
  • Jean Decaix

    Senior Researcher at HES-SO
  • François Garde

    Professor, Laboratory of Physics and Mathematical Engineering for Energy and the Environment (PIMENT)
  • Ulrike Passe

    Director – ISU Centre for Building Energy Research
  • Thomas Jusselme

    Professor at HES-SO
  • Andreas Binkert

    Architect & Partner in Nüesch Development AG
  • Armin Binz

    Senior Consultant, Minergie
  • Claude Alain Roulet

    Professor Emeritus, Institute of Technology of Lausanne, EPFL
  • Christoph Ospelt

    Director, EnergyKonzepte SA
  • Pierre Hollmuller

    Senior Researcher, University of Geneva, Energy Group
  • Willi Frei

    Partner, Bauart

Indian Partners

  • Ashok B. Lall

    Ashok B Lall Architects
  • Smita Chandiwala

    Energe-se Research and Consulting
  • Ram Bhat

    Options & Solutions, Bangalore
  • Meenal Sutaria

    Green Angle
  • Praveen Nahar

    National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  • Shailesh Modi

    Fourth Vision

Communication Partners