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18 Mr. Peeyush Gupta Director – Sales and Marketing, UL “GreenPro certification helps in the selection of the right products, materials and technologies for construction of green buildings irrespective of the Green building certification programme the organization follows” Energetica India speaks to Mr. Peeyush Gupta, Director – Sales and Marketing, UL to learn about UL’s services & achievements in India and also about CII’s GreenPro, a Green Product Certification. ENERGETICA INDIA: Please let our readers know some of UL’s achievements in field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart cities in and outside India? MR. PEEYUSH GUPTA: UL offers a suite of services that helps owner operators, developers, financiers, EPC’s, insurers and manufactures manage risks associated with building and operating a PV plant or a wind farm. We help manage risks by providing technical information and data for energy yield assessments, technical due diligence and measurements and inspection. Our extensive and flexible service portfolio covers needs that include project planning, construction, ongoing operation and maintenance. UL works to advance global sustainability by supporting the growth and development of environment friendly products, services and organizations. As we move towards building smart cities, we embrace newer technologies. Through our work over the last 120 years, we have pioneered an approach to address the risk that is inherent in progress. We make new technologies functional, reliable and safe.UL’s role in Smart Cities is taking safety and quality to the next level, by taking a lead role in getting industry stakeholders together and agreeing on minimum standards for smart buildings, networks, transactions and other elements of a smart city. ENERGETICA INDIA: What kind of projects is UL currently working on the above mentioned fields in India? MR. PEEYUSH GUPTA: UL is committed to assisting Indian manufacturers in their efforts to develop energy-efficient, safer and more reliable products. The expanding Indian economy is fuelling rapid growth in energy use, calling for increase in generation capacity alongside efforts to conserve energy. Energy-efficient appliances and products are essential in optimizing available energy resources. UL’s investment in the energy efficiency testing labs is testimony to our support of government efforts in safeguarding our environment while enabling economic growth. UL is one the first companies to work closely with Indian Renewable energy industry with a fully equipped laboratory for testing PV equipment’s and low voltage switchgears. The UL PV Centre of Excel- energetica INDIA · NOV | DEC15 INTERVIEW


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