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The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) gears up for its 19th edition of ACREX India in February 2018

After the resounding success of ACREX India 2017 organized by the The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), the society is steadily gearing up for the 19th edition of the exhibition that is slated to happen from 22nd to 24th of February, 2018 at BIEC, Bangalore. Last year, people from across the globe attended the event and witnessed one of the largest displays of HVAC products offered by national and international exhibitors. This edition of ACREX India promises to venture into exciting themes like sustainability, green buildings, eco-friendly innovations and carbon neutrality while expecting more than 500 exhibitors and participation from major global players across 30 countries. One of the highlights for the annual exhibition this year will be ISHRAE's collaboration with United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to discuss the technological developments in zero-ODS and low-GWP RAC technologies as well as the regulatory and policy measures needed to scale up their adoption, thereby maximizing ozone, climate and energy efficiency benefits.

At ACREX India 2018, UNEP will be hosting an exclusive 'Ozone Pavilion' which will serve as a platform for organizations to come and showcase their respective Ozone2, climate friendly technologies and products. The 'Ozone Pavilion' will serve as a testimony to efforts shown towards building ozone and climate friendly refrigerant technologies or systems. Additionally, in line with the ACREX India vision of becoming the largest network and the most dynamic platform for the HVAC&R and the building construction Industry, ISHRAE has advocated the importance of natural resources, recycling and reusing materials alongside employing energy efficient equipments is the key to organic sustenance. Laying importance on efficient use of resources such as energy, water among other, will aid in protecting occupant's health and improving quality of life.

Sharing his views, Mr. Nirmal Ram Chairman ACREX India 2018 & ISHRAE Presidential Member, said: "ISHRAE is committed to address contemporary issues and deliver innovative solutions through ACREX India every year and this year we are excited about the unique product offerings that we will be introducing. The 2018 edition of ACREX will be all the more memorable because of ISHRAE's collaboration United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), one of the leading organizations globally for environmental activities. ACREX India is a flagship event of ISHRAE and has always played an essential role in bringing the industry together while working closely with key brands and partners. We at ACREX India believe in organic development and sustainable living which runs parallel with the world we live in and this year, we will continue to strengthen our mission."

ACREX India's main focus revolves around the fact that the Indian consumer market is ever growing and so is its infrastructure. With the HVAC & R industry benefiting from this growth, thereby making India a consumer market to be reckoned with and a destination that attracts many international companies to come and sell their products.

"UN Environment is pleased to co-organize the Ozone to Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Dialogue at ACREX India 2018. This is the result of a decade-long successful partnership between ASHRAE and UN Environment", said Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Head of OzonAction Montreal Protocol. "This can be easily demonstrated by many similar events as well as other products jointly developed and offered to best serve the needs of developing economies in complying with the Montreal Protocol and advancing alternative refrigeration & air-conditioning technologies and practices. The joint work plan for 2017-2018 of our two organizations is structured around the theme "Working beyond High-GWP Refrigerants" to reflect international movement to reduce dependency on high-GWP technologies especially in light of the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Cooperation with ISHRAE is an example of how the ASHRAE-UN Environment cooperation is shaping to actively engage with regional and national associations, ensuring the global messages and programmes respond to the specific needs of developing economies" she added.

The exhibition, held over three days, witnesses a host of both national and international visitors and is known to be the largest platform for networking for the construction industry. ACREX India is also responsible for offering its key stakeholders an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest technologies in the field. Last year, the theme of "Rising India: Enterprising and Cool" was linked both to the rapidly growing economy of India as well as the welcoming nature of its citizens. This year commits to garner even more attention and positively impact the society that we live in with dedicated pavilions on Refrigeration & Cold Chain, Building Automation (BMS).

"We're pleased to partner with ACREX India again this year. This partnership is an important part of AHRI's continued commitment to supporting the HVACR and water heating industry around the globe. As we work toward standards harmonization and certification as a path to regulatory compliance, ACREX India is a critical partner that attracts thousands of industry leaders each year" said Stephen Yurek, President and CEO, AHRI

As ACREX India 2018 gears up to be a truly international show, ISHRAE, as an industry body, continues to protect the environment, facilitate energy conservation and improve the impact of HVAC&R on the marine, food & refrigeration, indoor & outdoor air quality management, medical and the cold chain industry. This is in line with the larger goal of promoting energy efficiency, sustainability and achieving advanced functional and aesthetical value in the HVAC&R industry, that is going to be addressed though ACREX 2018.



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