Eco-friendly products are ubiquitous nowadays, available in forms as simple as a $1 bamboo ball point pen to a $1 million Rimac ‘Concept One’ electric car, which can go from 0 – 100 kmph in 2.8 secs. Though many products are available, they necessarily don’t involve the concept of promoting eco-friendly & sustainable living communities, which has taken a back seat with the commercialization of green products.
At Leaflines, we wish to support our retail and corporate customers, by introducing them to products manufactured by people, who are oriented to make a positive change in their way of living. Our product range will remove the misconception that going green involves substantial cost.
Leaflines promotes products made from natural resources, recycled & rapidly renewable materials and upcycled elements prompting their efficient usage. These materials include various types of paper, cotton, jute, bamboo, coir, dung, clay, stone, glass, rope, wire, plastic, metal, e-waste, biodegradable plant waste, textile waste etc.
To support ecological conservation & promote sustainable living, by endorsing and promoting eco-friendly products, manufactured with the support of people at the grass root level.
Are we visionaries? No, not at all. Are we green evangelists? Definitely not. We are three like – minded individuals, who have come together to be part of a change and bring about that change. A change for a better living, for ourselves, as well as the people around us.
As part of our environment friendly endeavour of promoting green living and our passion towards sustainability, we wished to do something more than just watch the change envelope us. While helping conserve energy and also prevent environmental pollution, we are striving to support people at grass root level who produce eco-friendly and sustainable products. Taking it a step further, we three socially responsible partners, have set up this business to promote ecofriendly living through manufacture/trade of such acknowledged products.
Samhita, Managing Director, Ela Green Buildings & Infrastructure Consultants along with Anuj, Creative Director at Design2Occupancy (D2O) Services LLP and Gopal, a management consultant in the area of renewable energy, are keen to identify products and businesses which support the initiative and commitment to green living.
As “Leaflines Eco Living LLP”, our aim is to bring to fore, the diversified green and eco-friendly products to our retail and corporate clients.
The youngest co-founder Anuj Gupta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the
prestigious B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology, Pilani. He is working at
Design2Occupancy Services LLP, an engineering firm provides green building facilitation, energy
modelling, commissioning and energy audits services.
His experience includes energy modelling, daylight simulation, thermal simulation of various kinds
of buildings ranging from high rise to mid and low rise having various kinds of HVAC & R Systems.
He has done various projects contributing to energy conservation measures related to building
façade, Insulation, lighting and HVAC.
Being passionate about learning new things, he believes that, every day teaches us something new
and whatever we do, it has to be done with full dedication and passion. With this belief he has been
able to work on unique concepts, designs, articles, etc.
Dancing, drama, photography, organizing events with innovative ideas are a part of his work. Apart
from these, he loves to travel. After being a volunteer of Nirmaan, a non-profit organization since
2013, his leadership skills came to the fore in 2014-15, as vice president of Nirmaan – BKBIET
He is a diligent member of technical societies like ASHRAE, ISHRAE, FSAI and ISLE. Currently he is a
YEA in ASHRAE and Coordinator of Urjavaran, a National flagship event of ISHRAE.
Gopal is currently working as a management consultant in the area of renewable energy, providing private equity firms & hedge funds, research organizations, the expertise to understand the structure and working of wind energy projects.
With a diverse work experience of more than 14 years, Gopal has worked in strategically important roles for large multi-national as well as Indian companies. His prior positions include Head of General Planning for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy India, Executive Assistant to the Chairperson of Thermax Limited and as a Project Coordinator, managing the projects of Department of Energy, U.S.
A management and engineering professional with multiple post graduations from India and U.S., he has efficiently assisted CEO’s of large firms in areas of strategy, corporate planning, sales & operations planning, transformational management and business process implementation.
During those stints, he played a supporting role in the corporate social responsibility initiatives. Influenced by the need to bring about a social change in the “everyday way of life” and to support the ecological & artisan livelihood, he aims to promote and create awareness for the various uses of naturally occurring materials and recycled products.
Gopal’s expertise is in the areas of strategy, corporate planning, business plan implementation, project management, and his passions includes personal finance, stock markets, career counselling and writes extensively on knowledge platforms like Quora.
Samhita is the Managing Director of Ela Green Buildings & Infrastructure Consultants, based in Hyderabad, Telangana. An architect from Anna University, Samhita’s academic qualifications
include a PGPM from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Annamalai University.
After working with Ashok Leyland Properties, Samhita joined the CII Green Business Centre, Hyderabad where she was associated with all the prestigious projects of CII ranging from
developing of rating systems and formulating framework for certification of Green Buildings. She has founded Ela Green Buildings & Infrastructure Consultants Pvt Ltd in March 2009. Ever
since, she has played a crucial role in promoting energy efficient and sustainable building designs.
Under her leadership, Ela has acquired clientele ranging from large corporate groups to public
and private sector companies. She has varied experience of more than 10 years in planning ‘Green Building’ solutions.
An ardent advocate of sustainable living, her core competence lies in steering green building design from inception to certification. She is also a ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED) Accredited Professional, IGBC Accredited Professional, ECBC Master Trainer and an Edge Auditor. Samhita has trained over 500 professionals and students on the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green buildings. She has also worked on ‘Smart Village’ adoption for various villages across Tamil Nadu and Telangana.