Auroville Consulting provides comprehensive consulting and advisory services for project developers, manufacturers and policy makers engaged in ecologically and socially responsible development areas.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we create unique solutions in the domains of sustainable resource management (energy & water) and sustainable management practices. Based on the universal values of respect, dignity and equality, we care about cultural diversity, human well-being and a healthy and prosperous eco-system that supports all life on this planet.
Founded in 2010, Auroville Consulting is a business unit of the non-profit organization Auroville Foundation, set up in 1991 by Government of India.
We are passionate about developing sustainably integrated planning and design solutions for educational and corporate campuses. Auroville, known for its pioneering efforts in environmental sustainability, has tried and tested various concepts, which can contribute to the manifestation of a new generation of campuses that actively seek to regenerate natural and social environments.
Vimal is a communication specialist with a passion for video, photography and design. He was engaged in several social responsibility projects for over 6 years, developing branding and marketing communication material. At Auroville Consulting, he oversees all communication design activities. He has authored and published a book “Creative Expressions from Auroville”.
Anurag is currently working on database organising for renewable energy projects . He is also the project lead on collecting and organising data related to energy and water efficiency & conservation audit projects. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from Pondicherry University.
Jaswanth is currently engaged in renewable energy research project for storage optimisation using solar in municipal and irrigation sector. He has worked on water efficiency and innovative solar rooftop technologies for sustainable future. He is also involved in data collection and project management for Solar Village, a state government project.
Satish is currently involved in technology oriented research projects and pilot studies at the intersection of renewable energy, rural development, natural resource optimisation and data driven decision making. He has previously worked on projects involving automation, robotics and electronics specialising in affordable technology towards equal access.
Chandresh is the co-founder of Auroville Consulting. Previously based in Silicon Valley, he has over 25 years of experience in hardware design and technology start-ups. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, and a degree in Electrical Engineering from SAICE, Pondicherry.
Vikram has wide experience in running business and managing the general administration for a multinational company based in India. At Auroville Consulting, he is engaged in project management and renewable energy research studies. Vikram holds a degree in International Business and Economics from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Abhimanyu is currently working as communication and graphic designer and project coordinator, organising and managing workshops and retreats. He holds a degree in visual communications and is currently pursuing an MBA.
Toine is the co-founder of Auroville Consulting and is involved in Auroville Township Infrastructure Development, Energy Planning and Business Management Consultancy services. Previously, he held senior management and corporate leadership positions in the global wind energy sector from 1996-2009 and has extensive experience in international business.
Martin is the co-founder of Auroville Consulting. He is currently engaged in renewable energy projects, water, energy and waste auditing projects for the building sector and urban agriculture related project. Martin works with emerging smart cities in strategic planning and citizen engagement and supports state government in formulating Solar PV rooftop policies. He holds a Master degree in Sociology from Austria.
Botanical Services is the commercial unit of the Auroville Botanical Gardens, dedicated to bringing ecologically sustainable solutions to the commercial, private and government sectors, drawing upon the experience of Auroville as well as the past years’ experience of creating the Auroville Botanical Gardens. The Auroville Botanical Garden was started in August 2000.
Auroville Design Consultants was established in 1988 and is functioning under the “Auroville Center for Scientifc Research – Auroville Foundation”. It is specialised at designing contextually appropriate solutions, taking into account site conditions, function, climate, building materials and technology, ease of execution, cost effectiveness and environment responsibility.
Auroville Green Practices aims to bring together various stakeholders to envision future townships that offer a habitat that is ecologically, socially and economically nurturing. Distinguished professionals in the field share their vision and experiences in the form of plenary talks, participatory sessions and a panel discussion addressing the key question concerning sustainably integrated human habitats.
The EcoPro wants to contribute to an ecologically sound management of natural resources, primarily of water and soil. They promote an integrated management of liquid and solid “wastes”, eco-friendly approaches in environmental hygiene and sanitation, and sustainable methods and technologies in food production, thus contributing to environmental health and public hygiene.
Auroville Centre for Scientific Research (CSR) is an international voluntary organisation working towards a sustainable future in the field of renewable energy systems (wind, solar, biomass), appropriate architecture and building technologies, waste water recycling and sanitation, and the transfer of these technologies through training programmes.
Auroville Retreat hosts individual and group retreats that further wholesome and holistic living and nurture body, mind and soul. Our goal is to nurture participants through weekend and other programs. This is a not for profit project, intended to cover the basic program expenses, and to further promote the sustainable lifestyle practices that Auroville has pioneered over the last four decades.