The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) is an association of 12000 members of HVAC&R engineers across India with presence in 41 cities. It also has 10,000 student members. The main goal of ISHRAE is disseminating the knowledge of HVAC & R through trainings and courses.
The Mumbai Chapter of ISHRAE in association with Mumbai chapter of Indian Plumbing Association and Mumbai chapter of IGBC organized a stimulating seminar on Advancements in Green Engineering on August 4, 2017 at The Leela, Andheri (East), Mumbai, which brought together nationally renowned industry players, consultants and industry experts on a single platform from the Indian Construction and Infrastructure Industries.
Key dignitaries present for the inaugural were Mr. V.Suresh, President, Good Governance India Foundation, and Chairman, IGBC Policy and Advocacy, Mr. Ajaj Kazi, President ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter, HH Mr. Gauranga Das, Life Coach, & Mentor – ISKCON, Mr. Vishal Kapur, National President, ISHRAE, Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Regional Managing Director, AEON Consultants & Presidential member ISHRAE, Mr. Jagdeep Singh, Managing Director, Rosemex Ecotech Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Mr. Deepak Gadhia, Social Entrepreneur, Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd., , Mr. Gurmit Singh, National President, IPA, Co – Chairman, IGBC Mumbai Chapter & Executive Board Member, IGBC, Mr. Sharat Rao, Chairman, Indian Plumbing Association among other industry players.
Harit Jal Vaayu brought together over 350 delegates and business experts from the Construction, Infrastructure, Cement, Architecture, Realty and Electronic industries to congregate, interact, network, discuss the latest innovations, source business solutions and gather invaluable expert support, under one roof.
The conference also provided a platform for addressing contemporary topics like Breaking new Barriers in Green Engineering, Net Zero Building – giving back to the environment with Carbon-neutral structures, Smart and efficient buildings powered by Hybrid Geothermal Technologies and Sustainable Community living in a ‘Green Ashram’.
Mr. Vishal Kapur, National President, ISHRAE said, “30% (400 million) of the Indian population lives in urban areas and this figure is increasing every year and could well touch 50% ( 900 million ) by 2050. Thus, the requirement for building stock will increase multiple times and we need to ensure that the growth is responsible and sustainable. Affordable & efficient thermal comfort, water conservation and green buildings are the way forward. A conference like Harit- Jal – Vayu is a good platform to build awareness and bring forward the solutions and technologies of the future. We are expecting an exceptional turnout of participants and eminent speakers handpicked from various industries to address new developments in the infrastructure industry.”
Gurmit Singh, National President, IPA and Co-Chairman and Board Member CII – IGBC said, “We at IPA and IGBC are delighted to be part of the Harit Jal Vaayu seminar. Convergence of building services is very important for the proper functioning of a building.”
Sharat Rao , Chairman IPA Mumbai Chapter said, “Indian Plumbing Association ( IPA) is honored to be a part of this wonderful event “Harit, Jal,Vayu. We collectively believe that plumbing has an immense role to play in shaping the Environment awareness especially on the conservation front.”
Ajaj Kazi, President – ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter said, “ISHRAE is honored and delighted to be part of the Great Initiative of “Hari Jal Vayu” Seminar. This is a great gathering of building systems and services for smooth operation and sustainability of buildings.”
This seminar also included a talk on a never-before spoken topic: how Spirituality and Sustainability go hand in hand, by HH Gauranga Das, Life Coach and Mentor – ISCKON.