The Mumbai Chapter of ISHRAE in association with the Mumbai chapter of Indian Plumbing Association and Mumbai chapter of Indian Green Building Council recently organised a seminar on ‘Advancements in Green Engineering’, 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 V Suresh, President, Good Governance India Foundation, and Chairman, IGBC Policy and Advocacy; Ajaj Kazi, President ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter; Gauranga Das, Life Coach, & Mentor, ISKCON; Vishal Kapur, National President, ISHRAE; Ashish Rakheja, Regional Managing Director, AEON Consultants & Presidential member ISHRAE; Jagdeep Singh, Managing Director, Rosemex Ecotech, New Delhi; Deepak Gadhia, Social Entrepreneur, Gadhia Solar Energy Systems; Gurmit Singh, National President, IPA, Co-Chairman, IGBC Mumbai Chapter & Executive Board Member, IGBC; 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’.
Vishal Kapur, National President, ISHRAE, said, “30 per cent (400 million) of the Indian population lives in urban areas and this figure is increasing every year and could well touch 50 per cent ( 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 and 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 important for the proper functioning of a building.”
Sharat Rao, Chairman, IPA Mumbai Chapter, said, “IPA is honored to be a part of this wonderful event. 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 this seminar. This is a great gathering of building systems and services for smooth operation and sustainability of buildings.”
The seminar also included a talk on a never-before spoken topic: How spirituality and sustainability go hand-in-hand, by Gauranga Das, Life Coach and Mentor, ISCKON.