Experts in ecological and socially responsible development, we work for a prosperous eco-system that supports all life on this planet.
Using our expertise in ecological and socially responsible development, we work for a prosperous eco-system that supports all life on this planet. Our approach is multi-faceted: We collaborate with academic, private and public sector partners both in India and Internationally, helping to develop sustainable urban and industrial development policies, ecologically friendly technologies – and the minds of future leaders. The latter we do with inspirational thought leadership and courses in aspects of sustainability. We live and work in Auroville, a UN-backed global centre of sustainable practices dedicated to the ideal of human unity. Our mission and our passion align – to make the world a better, greener, place.
Founded in 2010, Auroville Consulting is a unit of the non-profit organization Auroville Foundation.
Preparing the ground for your projects with reliable data collection and market research, we conduct surveys and field studies, determine baselines, benchmarks and indices, and identify best practices. Based on your requirements, we develop customised tools and information systems, tender specifications and guidelines, as well as sustainable products, services and business models.
With multi-disciplinary expertise, we look at your project from various perspectives, providing wholesome strategic solutions in the areas of sustainability, energy and water management. Bringing in our vast experience from Auroville as a model town in sustainability, we excel in vision and strategy building for your sustainability projects, and provide integrated planning services for sites and projects, specialising in energy master planning.
With in-house expertise in communication design, we give your project the visibility it requires. Our services include publications and reports as well as corporate and communication design for your sustainability projects.
To replicate and disseminate best practices in the fields of sustainability, energy and water management, we provide technical and policy advice to public and private partners, conduct technical workshops and trainings, and act as liaison agent between the public and private sector.
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”.
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.
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.
Ahmed holds an MBA degree from Cardiff University, UK. At Auroville Consulting, he oversees Marketing and Communication and HR activities. He is also engaged in projects related to the integration of IT and renewable energy.
Michiel is a Dutch citizen, he has several years of experience in the commercial banking sector and engaged in sustainability-related projects in Holland. After working in financial services for many years he would like to contribute in a way that money itself is not a goal anymore, but a way to create a more equal and sustainable world.
Balvinder read law at Cambridge University before qualifying as a barrister. His expertise in regulation and financial crime was gained with extensive experience as in-house counsel to a wide array of corporate and governmental institutions in the City of London. At Auroville Consulting, he presently conducts fundraising research for a new centre of excellence in sustainable development and assists with its communication strategy.
Nidhi studied architecture and holds a masters degree in Environmental Architecture. She has handheld several architects, developers and corporations in India through the implementation of sustainability initiatives in the built environment domain. At Auroville Consulting, she is presently working towards the realization of "Centre for Green Practices", which will be a living laboratory for green practices. She is also involved in content development for papers, reports & training on sustainable design and energy efficiency in buildings.
Akshay is currently working with AVC as a Renewable Energy consultant. He has a Double Masters in Sustainable Energy and Material Science from the Technical University of Denmark and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. While being passionately involved in the Solar Market Place project, he has taken a keen liking to the life in Auroville and spends his time off in pursuit of knowledge and discovery.
Priya did her graduation in English Literature, other languages and Integral Education at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry. Thereafter she completed two courses at Air India Chennai on Fares, Reservations, Ticketing and worked for several years as a travel consultant. At Auroville Consulting she is working for participant interface, promotion, logistic support and marketing for workshops, seminars and retreats.
Radhika is an environmental professional with working experience in diverse sectors of industrial, manufacturing and oil & gas. She is currently focusing on Green House Gas Accounting and Carbon Offsetting. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Toxicology & Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Economics. As a Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, she has been involved in the implementation of Corporate & Strategic Environmental Management, cleaner production, waste management, effluent treatments and energy management.
Guru Vignesh holds a Master`s degree in Ecology and Environmental science from Pondicherry University. He is currently working with AVC in Farmers web application development project and Automatic Smart micro irrigation control projects for Auroville (ROSSI). Previously, He was engaged in water auditing for Auroville establishments under SEPA”.
Mirka is a graduate of a joint academic program, organised by a consortium of seven European and three non-European universities, holding double Master’s degree in economics. Upon finishing her studies, she became more interested in the IT sector and started to work as a JDE consultant, gaining wide-ranging expertise in implementing enterprise resource planning software in companies. Currently, at Auroville Consulting, she is involved with alumni relations and projects that focus on renewable energy sources, assisting with proposals and project planning. She is expanding her knowledge day by day.
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.