Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation was established in 2009 to facilitate India’s transition to a sustainable energy future by promoting policies that encourage energy efficiency as well as the increased generation of renewable energy. The energy choices that India makes in the coming years will be of profound importance. Meaningful policy action on India’s energy challenges will strengthen national security, stimulate economic and social development and keep our environment clean.

Republic and State of Geneva

The canton (State) of Geneva is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. Its Bureau of International Solidarity is responsible for the international promotion of a sustainable development. The Bureau serves as an interface between applicant NGOs and the cantonal administration, it evaluates projects and manages the cantonal Fund for International Solidarity.

OAK Foundation

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation is a group of philanthropic organizations, which, since its establishment in 1983, has given more than 2,700 grants to not-for-profit organizations around the world. We have our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and have a presence in eight other countries: Belize, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ethiopia, India, the UK, the US and Zimbabwe.

Academic Ambassadors

Rachna Sansad Institute of Environment Architecture

Rachna Sansad is a constituent of the Institute taking on environment and architectural design related research & development projects. It is one of the Institutes of ‘Rachana Sansad’, a public trust registered under the provision of Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.

Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies

KRVIA, Mumbai is one of the premier institute in the field of architecture, art, technology and allied disciplines in Mumbai. It offers a Bachelor in Architecture degree (B. Arch) and two full time Masters courses (M.Arch – Urban Design/ Urban Conservation). All of these courses are run under the aegis of the University of Mumbai.

Anna University

Anna University Chennai, one of the premier institutes in the country. Considering the importance of energy security and the environmental conservation started M.E programs in Energy Engineering in the year 1989 and Solar Energy in the year 2010 under the Institute for Energy Studies (IES). This Institute has state-of-art facilities in the field of energy engineering, which serve as a hub for learning and gaining hands-on experience in the fascinated field of energy engineering.

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), is one of the first private engineering college in Maharashtra which still remains the flagship institute of the MAEER group, established in 1983. With the sole objective of meeting the long felt need of a centre of scientific and educational research, which would meet the challenges of the present and the future technical advancements of the fast changing world, MIT Group of Institutions was established as a society and charitable trust.

PVP College of Architecture

PVP College of Architecture, Pune is an institute founded in the year 1995, which is affiliated to the University of Pune and is recognized by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. It is managed by the Vivekanand Institute of Technology, a society registered under the societies Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, with the aim of promoting quality technical education in Pune.

MES College of Engineering

MES College of Engineering, Pune is one of the most reputed institutes offering Engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the country. This Institute has state-of-art facilities in the field of engineering and has the moto to groom motivated, self-esteemed, environment friendly and creative engineers.

School of Planning and Architecture

The School of Planning and Architecture, is a specialized University, only one of its kinds, which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. The School has taken lead in introducing academic programmes in specialized fields both at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

Sushant School of Art and Architecture

The Sushant School of Art & Architecture (SSAA) was established in 1989 by Chiranjiv Charitable Trust, a premier voluntary organization devoted to the cause of education. In the last 25 years, SSAA has established itself as one of the top three architectural institutes in the Indian subcontinent (as per the EUMD India List of Top Architectural Institutes in India by the British Council).

Amity University

Amity is the leading education group of India with over 1,00,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. At Amity we are passionate about grooming leaders who are not only thorough professionals but also good human beings with values and sanskars. This is just one of the many reasons given below, why we are consistently ranked no.1.

Asmita College Of Architecture

Founded in 2006. ACOA believes in enriching students with meaningful education and teaching architecture as a broad humanistic and scientific discipline. The support, strict discipline and motivation by their management committee has been the base of their progress. ACOAs eminent core and visiting faculties show endless efforts in constantly assisting students in selecting appropriate courses, developing their decision making skills, recognizing and overcoming their educational and personal problems and imparting values to make them competitive and a good human being. ACOA believes in interactions with students, faculty and staff to have a team-cantered approach.

Rizvi College of Architecture

Rizvi offers a 5-year Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, affiliated to the University of Mumbai and accredited by Council of Architecture. The college has faculty having a vast international and national presence, and it also has the benefit of the advice of Governing Council and Academic Council.

LS Raheja

L S Raheja is one of the pioneer institutions with respect to architectural education. This university got affiliated to University of Mumbai in 2007, offering a 5 years full-time Bachelor’s in Architecture, which is approved by the Government of Maharashtra and recognised by the Council of Architecture.

Vivekananda Education Society's College of Architecture

The college focuses towards developing human, social-cultural, environmental, technological, aesthetics and philosophical values in architectural education. An approach towards an environment of learning, innovation, integration and leadership will be the prime focus. We will base out teaching around the principles of Ekistics. Students will be encouraged to participate in live projects though the Research cell and Institutional consultancy of VESCOA.

SJB School of Architecture and Planning

SJB School of Architecture and Planning aspires to provide a pro- poor, pro- rural focus to a profession that is otherwise perceived to be elitist and urban. The vision of the School is to ‘think global and serve locally’.
The School aspires to be a ‘one-stop’ destination for courses encompassing most disciplines that can be classified as part of the ‘Built Environment’

Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology

NCET is one of the largest technological campus located in Bangalore with a world class academic facilities and infrastructure facilities. The institution is an Autonomous body under Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), and approved by AICTE. The institution is home to some of the best academician in technical education who have come from institutions like IITs, IISC & NIITs. The institute has one of the most efficient industrial tie-ups with industry specialized curriculum which makes it an excellent academic program for the development of student community.

Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women

The main mission pf BNCA is to uplifting the social, educational, financial and spiritual conditions of women and widows, making them confident and self reliant. The institute is conceived as a multidisciplinary center of learning where architectural education is considered as a total personality development program.

It offers Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), Master of Architecture (M Arch) and Doctorate programs (PhD) under Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Technology Adopters

CGH Earth

CGH Earth (formerly known as Casino Group of Hotels) develops and operates travel experiences in multiple locations. A family owned enterprise; we opened doors in 1954 with Casino Hotel in Willingdon Island, Cochin.


ICICI Bank is India’s largest private sector bank with total assets of Rs. 6,461.29 billion (US$ 103 billion) at March 31, 2015. ICICI Bank was originally promoted in 1994 by ICICI Limited, an Indian financial institution, and was its wholly-owned subsidiary.

Sai Life Sciences Ltd

Sai is a Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) focused on providing innovator pharma companies with drug discovery, CMC development and cGMP commercial scale manufacturing services.

Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd., (MHRIL) is a part of the Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group and brings to the industry values such as Reliability, Trust and Customer Satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company’s flagship brand “Club Mahindra Holidays”, today has a fast growing customer base of over 207,000 members and 48 beautiful resorts at some of the most exotic locations in India and abroad.

School of Planning and Architecture

The School of Planning and Architecture is a specialized University, only one of its kind, which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. The School has taken lead in introducing academic programmes in specialized fields both at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.


Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

Service providers, Industry associations & Advocacy groups

Consumer Education & Research Centre

CERC is the leading consumer rights organization in India. The CERC is a semi governmental body receiving public funding. CERC helps to organize awareness programs by conducting conferences, campaigns etc. As a FairConditioning partner, their consumer outreach and opinion shaping influence will be harnessed through publishing stimulating and persuasive content related to sustainable/passive-cooling technologies on a) ENVIS i.e. the Environment Information System portal, b) Newsletters, and c) The Green Alert Magazine.


NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

Schneider Electric India

Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd (SEI) is a 100% subsidiary of Schneider Electric Industries SAS, a global specialist in energy management. With a strong force of over 17,000 employees, the company is well known for its unique vision, progressive management and above all, its exemplary Quality.


The Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is a not-for-profit industry association created for the specific purpose of facilitating collaboration among India’s Energy-Efficiency industries and service providers. AEEE plays the role training content certifier, technical advisor for devising training material and a Industry outreach partner to enroll cluster consumers into the Technology Adoption Program through seminars and roadshows.


Enervision is the service provider to the facilities / office spaces & industries. It is the result of hard-core professionals getting together to launch a venture. The company aims to provide customized solutions for the clients across their requirements. Enervision aims to ensure a user-friendly yet professionally competent service.

Natural Refrigerants

A news aggregator and interactive exchange platform for everything regarding natural gases used in cooling, refrigeration and heating worldwide: ammonia CO2, hydrocarbons. A collection of policy, industry and event articles


The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.

Indian Green Building Council

The vision of the Indian Green Building Council is “To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.


The Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment attempts to minimize a building’s resource consumption, waste generation, and overall ecological impact to within certain nationally acceptable limits / benchmarks.

Refrigerants Naturally!

Refrigerants, Naturally! Is a partnership for sustainable development that was initiated by UNEP, Greenpeace, and leading consumer brands, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Mc Donald’s, Red Bull etc. Refrigerants, Naturally! is a global not-for-profit initiative of companies committed to combat climate change and ozone layer depletion with a focus on their point-of-sale cooling applications.


ECOBENCH. Benchmark system to compare the EPI of your building to the average.


CARBSE aims at providing an impetus for research in energy efficiency in built environment and energy resource management at large.


The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is an independent, not-for-profit policy research institution. CEEW addresses pressing global challenges through an integrated and internationally focused approach. It does so through high quality research, partnerships with public and private institutions, and engagement with and outreach to the wider public. FairConditioning and CEEW engage on knowledge sharing activities to support mutually beneficial research and analysis efforts related to low-carbon cooling scenarios for India through HFC-phase down, sustainable cooling technology uptake, etc. The partnership also seeks to hold joint policy-advocacy workshops along with other think-tanks to distill learnings from FairConditioning’s field experiences in capacity building, education, eco-system building and pilot implementation and devise scalable and viable roadmaps for mainstreaming passive cooling and sustainable cooling technology uptake in key commercial sectors in India.


Indian Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) today has more than 10,000 HVAC&R professionals and 3,000 students as members with 40 chapters and sub chapters across India. FairConditioning and ISHRAE have identified and commenced working on many synergistic areas of collaborations:

Post successful completion of the ACIP Engineering Student Certification, students and their colleges are given a one-year free license for using the ‘Smart Energy’ tool developed by ISHRAE.
FairConditioning will make the student certification program available through ISHRAE’s Student Chapter to students of all Mechanical Engineering students in the selected program cities.
FairConditioning and ISHRAE will co-create of a five-day program on Building Physics, Passive Cooling Strategies & Sustainable Cooling Technology Modeling for Practicing Engineers in conjunction with the ISHRAE Institute of Excellence. This training will be offered as part of professional development programs to ISHRAE members as part of their membership benefits.
ISHRAE will also embed the five-day program within the four-month Diploma offered by ISHRAE as a professional training program for fresh graduates and practicing HVAC engineers.
ISHRAE plays the role training content certifier, technical advisor for devising training material and an Industry outreach partner to enroll cluster consumers into the Technology Adoption Program through seminars and roadshows.
FairConditioning will work with ISHRAE to upgrade the ‘Smart Energy’ tool to include sustainable cooling technology modeling capability. ISHRAE will provide technical expertise from amongst its members to help improve sustainable cooling technology design algorithms.


Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a Bengaluru based Think Tank that explores how newly emerging technologies can be used for social and economic development. It recommends options for public policy in the areas of energy and environment, infrastructure, and emergency and disaster management. CSTEP will play a vital role as an Industry outreach partner to enroll cluster consumers into the Technology Adoption Program through jointly hosted seminars and roadshows. CSTEP will also play the role of regional project-support partner in Chennai and Bangalore for providing program benefits: conducting feasibility studies and providing ecosystem support through networking with regional sustainable cooling technology manufacturers, trained architects and HVAC engineers etc. to Voluntary Technology Adopters.


Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations Of India (CREDAI) Consortium of organizations throughout India designed to further the cause of orderly real estate development – includes governing council, members, events. We are in talks with CREDAI to make the Technology Adoption Project’s offering available to their real estate developer members across the selected cities.


The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organization. We are in talks with NASSCOM to make the Technology Adopting Project’s offering available to member IT companies of NASSCOM across the selected cities.


Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) The IIA is the national body of Architects in India with more than 20,000 members. We are in talks with IIA to make the BEMAP workshop available for practicing architects as part of their professional development membership benefits.