The ACREX Hall of Fame, a joint initiative by ISHRAE and Danfoss India to recognise energy efficient infrastructure, is in it’s third edition this year. The team has begun their Energy Efficiency Drive 2017 across the nation, beginning with Mumbai. The event witnessed discussions in the field of energy efficiency and presentations by nominees who showcased their successful incorporation of energy efficient technologies in their Commercial Building projects commissioned post January 2014.
The ACREX Hall of Fame is a prestigious industry benchmark that seeks to recognise iconic Commercial Building projects in India that have set global benchmarks in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, to further encourage the Indian infrastructure industry to utilize these best practices towards engineering tomorrow’s India.
“At Danfoss, we believe that only 1/3rd of India has been built and that 2/3rd of India is yet to be built. With the rising growth of the infrastructure sector, it has become important to incorporate energy-efficient solutions that reduces both the monetary and environmental cost. We are hoping that the new-age projects take inspiration from these examples and work towards creating a sustainable future.”, says Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India said.
Every year, nominations are invited from across India and initial scrutiny & shortlisting is done by the ISHRAE Technical Committee and the final selection of the inductee to Hall of Fame will be done by a Jury consisting of eminent personalities in the field of HVAC, Government, Architecture and the Building Industry. The nominations are judged on the basis of their Energy Performance Index, IEQ (Indoor Environment Quality) initiatives, Building Management Systems and Energy Saving initiatives including the use of Renewable Energy, as the primary criterion.
“Energy efficient interventions in commercial buildings have the potential to save not less than 30% in energy consumption and thereby enable us to meet the rising demand for power. With the rising negative impact of climate change, it is essential that individuals and industries shift towards adopting energy efficient practices, taking into account the life cycle cost of the capex. Since infrastructure is the primary tool for development, it is important to ensure that the upcoming infrastructure projects in India adopt Energy Efficiency at its core.”, says Mr. D. Nirmal Ram, Chairman, Acrex 2018 and past National President – ISHRAE.
The first inductee into ACREX Hall of Fame was the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, Terminal 2 in 2016. In 2017,Infosys EC-53 (M&C Building), Bangalore became the second inductee to ACREX Hall of Fame 2017.
The upcoming Energy Efficiency Drive Roadshows for ACREX Hall of Fame 2018 are scheduled to be held on:
· 23rd August 2017 – New Delhi
· 1st September 2017 – Ahmedabad
· 8th September 2017 – Chennai/Hyderabad
· 22nd September 2017 – Pune
· 6th October 2017 - Bangalore
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