ACREX Hall of Fame, an industry benchmark instituted by Danfoss India in partnership with the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) recognizes the excellence achieved in conserving energy by commercial buildings in the Indian subcontinent
Infosys Limited, Bangalore-based Indian Multinational Corporation today received the honour of being inducted into the Hall of Fame at ACREX 2017, one of India’s largest industry exhibitions. Instituted by ISHRAE in partnership with Danfoss India, the coveted induction recognized Infosys for being at the forefront in driving Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and further encourage its peers & the industry in building a sustainable HVAC industry.
ACREX Hall of Fame is an industry benchmark instituted by Danfoss India in partnership with ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) to recognize the excellence achieved in conserving energy by commercial buildings in the Indian subcontinent. The coveted recognition aims to encourage energy efficiency among industry stakeholders and showcase success stories in the HVAC space in India.
“While it is general practice to look outside India for best use case projects which have displayed energy saving capabilities, we have examples in India which can be benchmarked globally. It is vital to look at these success stories within India which can be emulated by others in the industry.” said Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India. It is with this idea of identifying projects from which we can all learn and imbibe that Danfoss India associated with ISHRAE to bring you the prestigious ACREX Hall of Fame which is a journey we started in 2015 and are proud that the platform has been embraced by stakeholders in the Commercial Buildings space,” He added.
This year, the coveted recognition has been awarded to Infosys for being a front runner in promoting energy conservation and sustainable work environment. With an integrated approach to developing energy efficient buildings that include sourcing natural lights, efficient LED Lighting, Energy harvesting sensors & control and the implementation of the radiant panel based cooling, Infosys reaffirmed its commitment to develop and maintain a green infrastructure.
Acknowledging the award, Mr.Guruprakash Sastry, Regional Manager Infrastructure ,Infosys said, “We are happy that Infosys is inducted to ACREX Hall of fame and serves as a testament to the increasing focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. With a performance based, data driven methodology, we are trying to approach energy efficiency and sustainability from a more holistic view and it is our belief that the scope for energy efficiency in buildings is immense and the key to energy efficiency is proper management.”
What makes the 2017 Hall of fame stand apart is that every stakeholder, owner, developer, HVAC Consultant , HVAC Contractor were recognized for their contribution to making the sustainable journey possible.10 HVAC projects were nominated, out of many entries across India, which were based on selection criteria such as Energy Performance Index, Indoor Environment Quality initiatives, Energy Saving Initiatives including Renewable Energy, Building Management System and one-year operational data was scrutinized for this.
“There is a need to build awareness about energy efficiency and HVAC for the development of infrastructure and sustainability in our country. Proper energy management will lead to improvements in energy efficiency, optimization of energy and demand management. In the future, buildings can become smarter, intelligent and environmental friendly. ISHRAE through ACREX aims at identifying a project which is ideal to be placed in the hall of fame and aligns with our visions for the country in terms of energy efficiency, innovation and technology, “said Mr. Sachin Maheshwari, President, ISHRAE