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ACREX Hall of Fame opens nominations for its 3rd edition

A joint initiative by Danfoss India and Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) to create a benchmark for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Practices across the country

The first ACREX Hall of Fame Roadshow is scheduled to take place at JW Marriott Mumbai on 11th August 2017

Chennai, India, 2 August 2017: ACREX Hall of Fame, an industry benchmark instituted by ISHRAE in partnership with Danfoss India, is to recognize the excellence achieved in conserving energy by Commercial Buildings in India. The coveted recognition aims to showcase success stories and encourage innovation in technology, design and systems to achieve the highest standards of energy efficient HVAC systems in Commercial Buildings. Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, Terminal 2, was the first inductee into the Acrex Hall of Fame (2016) and Infosys Building in Bengaluru is the second inductee into Acrex Hall of Fame (2017).

ACREX Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 3rd edition, scheduled to take place in February 2018 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore.

“The Indian Air Conditioning and Refrigeration market in India currently estimated at Rs. 20,000 crores and expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% the next decade. It has all the ingredients to catapult India into the global hub for HVAC-R market as this industry plays a vital role in the success of programs such as Make in India, Smart Cities, Food security and Cold chain development. 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. 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”, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd. said.

Every year, nominations are invited from various states and cities across India. Initial scrutiny and shortlisting of entries will be done by the ISHRAE technical committee and final selection will be done by a Jury consisting of eminent personalities in the field of HVAC, Government, Architecture and the Building Industry. To facilitate evaluation, the nominees/ owners/ representatives of the eligible buildings will be asked to submit relevant information from the BMS dashboard on building performance parameters. The inductee in the ACREX Hall of Fame (2018) will be announced during the Hall of Fame Night on 23 February 2018.
The key criteria for nomination are the Energy Performance Index, IEQ initiatives (Indoor Air Quality), Energy saving initiatives including Renewable Energy and the Building Management System including HVAC&R. Apart from this, the buildings are required to possess a minimum occupied conditioned space of 8000 m2 and must have been commissioned on or after 1 January 2014 and operational for a period of one year. Retrofitted and recommissioned buildings are also eligible, however details of retrofits done since 1 January 2014 should be provided.
Architects, HVAC&R professionals, Builders, Contractors and other stakeholders are encouraged to apply their buildings for nomination as also learn from the best practices of other buildings and be the driver of change in engineering an energy efficient tomorrow.
Visit or to file your nominations in the ‘ACREX Hall of Fame’ section. Nominations are open until 30th September 2017.

The first ACREX Hall of Fame Roadshow is scheduled to take place in JW Marriott Mumbai on 11th August 2017.

ACREX Hall of Fame opens nominations for its 3rd edition

ACREX ACREX Hall of Fame opens nominations for its 3rd editionHall of Fame opens nominations for its 3rd edition

About Danfoss India 
Danfoss India is an industry leader focused on energy efficient solutions, is a 100-percent owned subsidiary of Danfoss Group. Danfoss India serves a wide range of industries that rely on Danfoss products for like Drives, heating valves, controls & solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning, HVAC, district cooling and under floor heating applications.  Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less.
Established in 1998, Danfoss India is headquartered in Oragadam Chennai. True to its promise of energy efficiency, the 500 crore manufacturing facility at Danfoss’ Oragadam campus is a LEED Platinum rated facility with an on ground solar installation and has a focus on R&D and also houses an application lab. The focus of this centre is to design and innovate products for climate and energy for both India and outside market. Danfoss’ nation-wide sales and support network comprises of 10 offices and a strong network of channel partners and over 900+ employees. Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman is the President of Danfoss in India.

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally there are 7,500 Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors.