Smart Certification

Digital Transformation

The 2000-Watt Smart Cities Certification deals not only with primary energy and greenhouse gas emissions of the site (quantitative assessment with target values) but also takes into account governance; centrality, mobility; energy supply and environment; buildings and food supply criteria (qualitative assessment with degrees of fulfilment).

The process of certification encompasses all phases of a site’s life cycle including development, planning, implementation, and operation of newly constructed sites (green fields). Additionally, existing sites that undergo a long-term transformation-process can also be certified along a target path.

The certificate framework:

  • Is a Swiss-tested process
  • Is adapted to European and Indian contexts
  • Aligns with the audit framework for life cycle carbon footprint
  • Emphasizes on equal per capita right to carbon, with both quantitative and qualitative assessment
  • Measures carbon footprint accountability at the planning, development and operation phases of buildings as well as transformation of townships, towns, and cities.

The Certification Process


Who is it for?

The areas where the 2000-Watt Smart City Concept is predominantly needed for sustainable urban development are:

  • Metropolitan areas
  • Corporate sites
  • Industrial zones
  • Urban regions

Evaluation process

The 2000-Watt Smart Cities Certificate differs for all the three important phases - planning, implementation, and operation. These are checked periodically during evaluation. On-going quality assurance is conducted for planning, implementation with the help of assessment tools such as SIA energy efficiency path, monitoring standard, standard catalogue of criteria, and management tools for evaluation.

The Three-steps Process

  1. Submission of project details: In this phase, the empanelled 2000-Watt Smart City consultant gathers the project data from the organization responsible for the site (ORS) and conducts the quantitative and qualitative assessment.
  2. Submission of application for certification: In this phase, the 2000-Watt Smart Cities consultant submits the results of the assessment with the project details to prove evidence to the Certification Agency where the application is reviewed by the auditor , and an audit meeting is conducted. The final decision about awarding the certificate is with the label commission.
  3. Compliance of Certification: In this phase the decision about the 2000-Watt Site certificate is communicated to the empanelled consultant and to the owners.