Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of CII was set up in the year 2001, and spearheads the shift towards green buildings in India. The council offers extensive rating programs that are designed specifically for the Indian built environment space. Apart from certification services and training programs, the council is a rich repository of best practices and innovative green materials available in India. Along with being a member, Smarter Dharma team comprises of IGBC APs who are connected with the latest in green buildings in India.
cBalance is a knowledge-centric solutions hub that specializes in tool building and strategy development for integration of carbon management into institutional processes, while enabling measurable, reportable and verifiable GHG emissions, energy, water and waste mitigation roadmaps. Smarter Dharma is partnered with cBalance to further the impact of their program ‘Fair Conditioning’ that is aimed at avoiding future GHG emissions from the increasing usage of heating and cooling systems in India. Based on the thought ‘Cool the structure, not the air’ this program propagates the development and use of innovative solutions that reduce future energy needs and the environmental damage negated thereby.
EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency) is an international research and consultancy institute that works with companies, government and scientific organisations to develop, support and implement circular processes and work towards creating a circular economy. With more than 25 years of scientific experience, the institute develops intelligent solutions for the entire value chain. They developed the Cracle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization, that educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution. Smarter Dharma is partnered with EPEA to bring this cradle to cradle thinking to India.
Considerate Hoteliers is a global hotel association that enables hotel chains across the world to operate sustainably. Considerate Hoteliers became a limited company in 2012, with a belief that sound business practices and social responsibility will impact positively on the bottom line as well as bring about change for the good. Today, with a diverse team of experts, they are creating positive impact in the hospitality space. Smarter Dharma has partnered with Considerate Hoteliers, to bring their flagship software for the hotel industry, Con-Serve to India and enable Indian hotels become resource efficient and operate sustainably.