ACREX India 2017 organised 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 which will be held in BIEC, Bangalore from February 22 to 24, 2018. This edition of ACREX India promises to venture into themes like sustainability, green buildings, eco-friendly innovations and carbon neutrality while expecting more than 600 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 maximising ozone, climate and energy efficiency benefits.
At ACREX 2018, UNEP will be hosting an exclusive ‘Ozone Pavilion’ which will serve as a platform for organisations to come and showcase their respective Ozone2, climate friendly technologies and products.
Sharing his views, Nirmal Ram, Chairman – ACREX India 2018 & Presidential Member – ISHRAE said, “ 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 organisations globally for environmental activities. We at ACREX 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-organise 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 organisations 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”
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, which is going to be addressed though ACREX 2018.