Mumbai International Airport Inducted Into The Maiden ACREX Hall Of Fame Powered By Danfoss At ACREX 2016

ACREX is South Asia’s leading industry trade show in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVAC&R)

Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) project DSC_3508received the honour of being the first organisation to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at ACREX 2016, one of India’s largest industry exhibitions. The team behind the success of the project which includes GVK CSIA, L&T, Blue Star received the honor on behalf of the stakeholders involved in the making of MIAL in a glittering award ceremony held at the Taj Santa Cruz.

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. This prestigious award showcases CSIA as an energy efficient and sustainable HVAC venture. What sets CSIA apart from rest of the projects is that it imbibes features like improved indoor air quality, an air conditioning system that is integrated with the rest of the BMS, and the use of technology to achieve a high energy productivity index which result in reduced energy usage, better air quality and high cost savings.

“Today, there are HVACR solutions which are energy efficient and cost saving which are available today which can be directly implemented in new and existing projects to make them energy efficient. The focus should be on spreading awareness on adoption of these technologies in our industry,” said Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India. “ACREX Hall of Fame recognizes the cutting edge work that these organizations are doing to be a benchmark for replicating sustainable solutions,” he added.

Acknowledging the award, G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) said, “Sustainable infrastructure development is pivotal to our country’s journey towards becoming an industrial nation by 2020. By building infrastructure we are building the nation and this project is our dream for the city of dreams. We are happy that MIAL is inducted to Acrex Hall of fame which will showcase our project as best case story in the country.”

As a part of the event, Danfoss India and ISHRAE also launched a guide book towards efficient project management and delivery for stakeholders in the HVAC industry. Through the IAPD guidebook, the right framework for stakeholders can be developed for the HVAC industry.

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.

The theme for the 17th edition of ACREX is Make in India-Infinite Opportunities for HVAC&R and Building Services Industry capturing the pulse of the government initiatives to promote India’s manufacturing capabilities.

“HVAC is an important focus area for India as two thirds of buildings that will exist in India in 2030 are yet to be built. This throws light on the need to build awareness about energy efficiency and smart HVAC for upcoming infrastructure in the country. There is a need to actively promote energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. ISHRAE through ACREX, wanted to select a project which is fit to be placed in the hall of fame and is iconic by way of energy efficiency, innovation, technology and intelligent in building design,” said Mr. K. Ramachandran, President, ISHRAE