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Swadha Technology powers energy efficient HVAC systems in commercial sectors


Swadha Technology is the maker of technology driven HVAC system solutions for commercial buildings.

Product or concept

Main product is an intelligent motor drive which can be used across industries such agriculture, automobile, etc.

Problem being solved

To reduce energy consumption across energy intensive facilities in large buildings.

Process or technology involved

Swadha Energies has 4 products based on HVAC systems for commercial spaces.

The 4 products are based on the buildings’ needs such as:

  • Maintenance of desired temperature and energy conservation.
  • Detection of human presence for adjustment of cold air supply.
  • Keeping count of the energy consumed to ease data management.

Their intelligent system further uses the IoT sensors' input to optimize power across facilities.

Sustainability benefits

  • Reduces the energy consumption of large building and facilities.
  • Efficient energy management in different building portfolios.

User segments that will benefit

  • Facility management companies
  • Large office buildings
  • Factory owners etc

People or organizations involved

Co: Swadha Energies

People: Ankit Poddar

Innovations or USPs

The company has developed a special motor controller and a set of algorithms to optimally manage and control centralized air conditioning in commercial buildings.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Energy Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Management

Awards & recognitions

  • First installation was done at IIT M’s Research Park.
  • Winner, Government of India’s National Entrepreneurship Award (NEA), 2016

Other interesting highlights

  • Tied up with air-conditioning systems maker Blue Star.
  • Secured funds in series A Round from angel investor groups - Indian Angel Network (IAN), Keiretsu Forum and Stanford Ange.

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IIT-Madras startup Swadha Energies raises funds from IAN, others : The article talks about the founder's motivation to set up Swadha Energies.

A cool solution for air-conditioners : The article details the founder's journey from ideation to the Swadha Energy's product installation at IIT-Madras Research Park in Taramani, Chennai.

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Swadha Energies : You can contact them through the details given on the site.

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Swadha Energies - Solutions : For more details regarding their products, you can contact them through their website.

Connect with experts

Indian Institute of Energy Management (IIEM) : IIEM provides energy related services to the industry and aims to develop manpower in the field of energy, environment, maintenance and safety.

Centre for Excellence in Training for Energy Efficiency (CETEE) : CETEE conducts training programs on energy efficiency technology and techniques in the field of energy efficiency.

Dr. KS Reddy : Prof. Reddy is a specialist in renewable energy with special research interests on concentrating solar power, energy efficiency and environment. He has been working in the energy efficiency and management related sector since 1999.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Tools and Solution for Energy Management : The document contains a comprehensive list of tools to initiate energy management measures in energy intensive buildings.

71 Ways to Make Your Building More Energy Effiecient : The blog post provides various common approaches for facility managers to initiate energy saving measures during building operations.

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Industrial Energy Management & Efficiency : The video discusses the elements, processes and activities involved in reducing energy consumption in large buildings.

Big data and energy efficiency meet: Building operations : The article articulates the parameters to use for energy management in commercial buildings.

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Top six solutions to achieve a high level of energy efficiency in buildings : The article lists the energy intensive areas in a large building and the solutions to achieve energy efficiency in building operations.

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