About us

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

GOALS :

The 2000-Watt Society focuses on 3 pillars to enhance people’s lives, save our planet and generate profit for individuals and societies worldwide.

  1. People (social): Enhance quality of life and improve areas such as health, education, and work-life balance
  2. Planet (environmental): Optimize green factors like energy consumption, renewable energy, and green spaces
  3. Profit (economic): Raise the environmental and economic health of the city


OBJECTIVES :

The 2000-Watt Society extends its comprehensive solutions in 2 spaces to Government Authorities (National, State, Municipal Levels), Corporates, PSUs, Industries, Investors and the entire value chain/ecosystem.

  1. Certification Process to ensure the fulfilment of the requirement for global sustainable development.
  2. Consulting Services for planning, executing, monitoring and evaluation of renewable-energy consumption as well as 2000Watt Smart Cities development.

This 2000-watt society not only limits the primary energy but also decreases overall carbon emission while at the same time improving a comfortable lifestyle and reducing poverty with the help of smart solutions.

This carbon neutrality development concept is focused on Manmade and natural emissions together should not be increased than what oceans, forests, plants in general on our planet can condensate.

Team

Board Members

Andreas Binkert

Ambassador 2000-Watt Society &
President 2000WSCA

Heinrich Gugerli

Ambassador 2000-Watt Society

Urs Heierli

Former Head of SDC India

Conrad Wagner

Founder Mobility CH



Executive Committee

Madhav Bhagwat

Founding Partner & CEO India

Roger Jann

CIO and CFO

Technical Committee

Heinrich Gugeril

Head, TC

Kanagaraj Ganesan

Founding Partner

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CONTACT


+41 71 274 15 40

info@2000wsc.org

Sihlfeldstrasse 10, 8003 Zurich, Switzerland


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REGISTRATION


2000-Watt-Smart-Cities Association is registered in the commercial register of Switzerland with registration number : CHE-216.086.132

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Urs Heierli (Ph.D. economics)

Position: Board member 2000-Watt-Smart-Cities Association, msd (markets, sustainability, development) consulting GmbH, Berne, Switzerland. Former director of SDC India, lecturer at University of St. Gallen and University of Applied Sciences Lucerne.


Special Interest: How to engage private initiative for sustainable development. As an economist, I am specially interested in sustainable building materials and methods. Circular food economy is another topic of special interest.


Urs Heierli studied economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and wrote a Ph.D. thesis on local economies in Colombia. He was then director of SKAT, a consultancy company for appropriate technologies and was country director of SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation) in Bangladesh and India for 12 years. He was in this position Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Dhaka and New Delhi.


Since 2003, he works as consultant for private and Government organizations on different topics such as sustainable building materials (bricks and cement), smart agriculture, water and sanitation, and circular food economy. He published several books and articles on these topics and was lecturer at the University of St. Gallen in the MIA (master for International Affairs) department. He was also teaching at the department for International Design Management of the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne.


Urs is also Ambassador of the 2000-Watt Society and board member of the 2000-Watt-Smart-Cities Association. The association combines the Swiss 2000-Watt-Site Label with the Guidelines for Smart Cities with the aim to foster carbon neutral smart urban environments. The association seeks cooperation with states and cities that are on their way to becoming Smart Cities and are willing to go the extra mile to carbon neutrality.


More information: www.poverty.ch www.msdconsult.ch www.2000wsc.org

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Andreas Binkert

Position: : President 2000-Watt-Smart-Cities Association, Partner and Member Board of Directors at Nüesch Development AG, Archipart AG, SwissProBlinds AG; lecturer at several universities in USA and Switzerland


Special Interest: How to develop public policies . that make cities less susceptible to natural disasters and other social, environmental, and economic challenges.


Andreas Binkert studied at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Master of Science. He spent his foreign years in the United States, where he worked for, among others, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and later as a lecturer at SCIarc and the University of Colorado. In Switzerland he founded the architectural office ARCHIPART. Today he is a partner in real estate developer Nüesch Development and teaches at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.


As a partner at Nüesch Development, he was responsible for the Greencity Zurich project - the largest carbon free real estate development project in Switzerland. Greencity-Zurich carries Certificate No. 1 of the new "2000-Watt-Areal" seal. The 2000-Watt Society's targets are in accordance with the “2050 Energy Strategy” of the Swiss Federal Government. By 2050, the energy needs of the construction market are expected to be reduced to about half of present values, although the market aims to continue expanding.


Andreas is also Ambassador of the 2000-Watt Society and President of the 2000-Watt-Smart-Cities Association. The association combines the Swiss 2000-Watt-Site Label with the Guidelines for Smart Cities with the aim to foster carbon neutral smart urban environments. The association seeks cooperation with states and cities that are on their way to becoming Smart Cities and are willing to go the extra mile to carbon neutrality.


More information: www.nuesch.ch www.2000wsc.org

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Heinrich Gugerli (Ph.D. Civil Engineering)

Position: Board member and Head Technical Committee of of 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association, managing director of Gugerli Dolder Environment & Sustainability GmbH in Buelach, Switzerland, member of the "SIA Energy Efficiency Path" expert committee of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects. Former Head of Sustainable Building Group, City of Zurich.


Special Interest: Building for the 2000-Watt Society on the road to net zero emissions. Solutions for reducing embodied emissions of building and traffic infrastructure.


Heinrich Gugerli studied civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and got his PhD in Earthquake Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. Back to Switzerland he worked as consultant and researcher for energy efficiency and green building.


In 1999, Heinrich joined the Zurich City building department where he took over the management of the newly established Sustainable Building Group. His focus was on building for the 2000-Watt Society. Implementation was accelerating following the amendment of the city constitution with 2000-Watt goals by popular vote in 2008. On the part of the administration, he was responsible for the 2000-Watt requirements and their implementation process of the Greencity Zurich project which was awarded the Certificate No. 1 of the new "2000-Watt-Areal" label in 2012.


After his retirement from the City of Zurich in 2014 until 2017, he managed the 2000-Watt Sites program on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. From 2018 to 2020 he headed the technical development. By the end of 2021, over 40 Swiss sites had been awarded the certificate in development, operation or transformation. At the request of the Government of India, Heinrich took part in several missions for the Indo-Swiss cooperation on the building energy efficiency project (BEEP).


Heinrich is also Ambassador of the 2000-Watt Society for the 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association. The association combines the Swiss 2000-Watt Site Label with the Indian Guidelines for Smart Cities with the aim to foster carbon neutral smart urban environments. The association seeks cooperation with states and cities that are on their way to becoming Smart Cities and are willing to go the extra mile to carbon neutrality.


More information: www.2000wsc.org

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Roger A. Jann

Roger Jann is a very active investor in sustainable development with a series of important projects in the field of "Smart Cities". At 2000-Watt Smart cities, he acts as chief Investment officer and supports the team in marketing and PA related matters. Roger works closely with institutional investors, industry leaders and family officers to assure a successful deployment of 2000-Watt smart cities globally.


Previously, he was the CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia of Briggs&Stratton Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BGG) listed company. In this role, he initiated, developed and later implemented a growth strategy. Roger led a team of nearly 1,000 people across multiple continents.


To deliver this significant growth, while increasing the group's profitability two and a half times faster, he sought, evaluated and completed several large acquisitions, notably in Italy, India and Brazil.


In 2014, Roger A. Jann left the corporate world to work with EQT Partners, a Scandinavian private-equity group, which has been a pioneer in integrating sustainability into its approach to value creation, for investors and society at large. Roger Jann was an advisor to the Siemens (XFRA: SIE) audiology carve-out in Erlangen, a transaction worth over € 2 bn, which resulted in the creation of the Sivantos Group, which was eventually merged with Widex (transaction value € 8.3 bn). Roger played a pivotal role in this merger and led the global integration to ensure its success. In parallel, he was mandated by Partners Group in Zug to accelerate value creation in several portfolio companies, particularly in Germany.


He also advised the Board of Directors of Vitra - an 80 year old family business whose products are used worldwide - in the development and implementation of a new strategy including divestments and acquisitions.


Previously, Roger A. Jann was CFO of Al Razi Group, a leading private clinic and hospital supply company in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. He then acquired more than 20 years of experience at Baxter Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: BAX), he gained further knowledge and understanding of the strategic and financial development of one of the leaders in the Life Sciences industry.


He also worked for four years as a consultant at Corporate Value Associates (CVA) in France as an expert in strategy and corporate finance. During his time with the company, he advised on mergers & acquisitions such as the triple merger of Alcan, Algroup and Pechiney to become A.P.A and IPOs.

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Conrad Wagner, Mobility Designer
Mobility Systems, Switzerland

Conrad Wagner is Mobility Designer at Mobility Systems in Switzerland. He is responsible for developing concepts, plans and business models to ensure that shared mobility services, automated vehicles and other emerging transportation technologies support the smartCity goals.


Prior to joining Mobility Systems, he founded CarSharing Business in Switzerland, Germany and the USA. He worked as a consultant helping transportation agencies around the world plan for new mobility services, transportation technologies and address challenging issues such as mobility start-ups, mobility centers & mobility management (platform economy), CarSharing, RideSharing (sharing economy), social inclusion, electric vehicle readiness, and climate action.


Conrad teaches at University of Luzern Switzerland (HSLU) and Zurich Switzerland (ZHAW). In addition, he takes place as board member for tourism and energy. He served in the parliament at Canton Nidwalden, Switzerland.


Conrad Wagner
Stansstaderstrasse 28
6370 Stans, Switzerland


He also advised the Board of Directors of Vitra - an 80 year old family business whose products are used worldwide - in the development and implementation of a new strategy including divestments and acquisitions.


Previously, Roger A. Jann was CFO of Al Razi Group, a leading private clinic and hospital supply company in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. He then acquired more than 20 years of experience at Baxter Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: BAX), he gained further knowledge and understanding of the strategic and financial development of one of the leaders in the Life Sciences industry.


He also worked for four years as a consultant at Corporate Value Associates (CVA) in France as an expert in strategy and corporate finance. During his time with the company, he advised on mergers & acquisitions such as the triple merger of Alcan, Algroup and Pechiney to become A.P.A and IPOs.


Skype: conradwagner