Our Journey to Net-Zero
Episode 10: Reshaping the conventional methodologies for achieving Net-Zero emissions with Mr. Kunal Chaudhari, Director | Udayan Chaudhari & Associates Pvt. Ltd.

Episode 10: Reshaping the conventional methodologies for achieving Net-Zero emissions with Mr. Kunal Chaudhari, Director | Udayan Chaudhari & Associates Pvt. Ltd.

December 17, 2021

In this enlightening episode, Mr. Kunal Chaudhari, a second-generation Consulting Engineer, shares his valuable insights about building complex MEP designs for data centers, labs, retail and commercial buildings, Universities, hospitals, Embassies, and hotels. As someone who has experience in developing intriguing sustainable buildings, Mr. Kunal shares his knowledge on adapting technologies & innovations that contribute to the sustainability goals that India strives to achieve. 

Tune in to know more about what this accomplished Consulting Engineer, lecturer and author has to say about India’s mission of reducing carbon emissions, and how buildings can contribute to the cause.

Episode 9: Envisaging the roadmap to India‘s sustainability goals through performance-based buildings with Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Managing Partner, AEON Consultants

Episode 9: Envisaging the roadmap to India‘s sustainability goals through performance-based buildings with Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Managing Partner, AEON Consultants

October 8, 2021

In this enriching episode, Mr. Ashish Rakheja, shares his opinion on how performance based designed buildings & climate responsive buildings are going to be the future. He also shares his optimistic view of how the exponential growth in India's construction spree coincided with the country's green building movement and emphasizes more on integrated stakeholders’ approach to achieve building’s sustainability goals. Listen to this veteran for a panoramic view on India’s urbanization journey to the need for upskilling the workforce in the building ecosystem.  

Episode 8: Adopting futuristic technologies to solve the declining indoor air quality with Mr. Amitabha Sur, President | ISHRAE

Episode 8: Adopting futuristic technologies to solve the declining indoor air quality with Mr. Amitabha Sur, President | ISHRAE

October 1, 2021

In this enriching episode, Mr. Amitabha Sur, emphasizing more on indoor air quality and its effect on the health of urban population. He strongly believes energy efficient buildings can contribute to a better society, but healthy buildings are the investment for achieving better indoor air quality and healthier urban population. He also shares his experience in inducting green buildings into ACREX Hall of Fame, which have made a tremendous impact in creating awareness among building fraternity and influencing the investors to adopt SDGs. Tune-in to know more about this veteran’s take on India’s road to sustainability and ISHRAE’s role in it.

Episode 7: Designing self-sustaining cities for tomorrow’s India with Mr. Kavi Jain, M.D. | Nirman Consultants

Episode 7: Designing self-sustaining cities for tomorrow’s India with Mr. Kavi Jain, M.D. | Nirman Consultants

September 24, 2021

In this enlightening episode, Mr. Kavi Jain shares his vision of self-sustaining satellite towns becoming megacities in the future, with many renewables and micro-level energy systems built into the city, it could easily become sustainable, paving its way towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Also, he shares his passion towards building sustainable cities and creating urban villages leading to an energy efficient world. Tune-in to listen more about his vision towards Net-Zero India.

Episode 6: Creating a sustainable city by the impact of energy efficient built environment with Mr. R. S. Kulkarni, Principal Consultant | R.S. Kulkarni HVACR Consulting Engineers

Episode 6: Creating a sustainable city by the impact of energy efficient built environment with Mr. R. S. Kulkarni, Principal Consultant | R.S. Kulkarni HVACR Consulting Engineers

September 20, 2021

In this invigorating episode, Mr. R.S. Kulkarni shares few instances from his 50 years of industry experience on the technologies that has been evolving over the years and its impact in the building fraternity. He shares his concerns about the lack of consistency in upkeeping the maintenance of the building, which are leading to a drop in building’s performance. And certification programmes should consider not just commissioning or designing but maintenance too. Tune-in to listen to this industry veteran, expediting about sustainability.

Episode 05: Sustainability Vs Sustenance: a candid talk with Mr. Ramachandran K, Director | Eskayem Consultants

Episode 05: Sustainability Vs Sustenance: a candid talk with Mr. Ramachandran K, Director | Eskayem Consultants

September 15, 2021
In this thought-provoking episode, Mr. Ramachandran K speaks about the inception of ACREX Hall of Fame and its journey so far. He shares an interesting perspective regarding the holistic approach towards the development of a country rather than a skewed approach focusing only on the cities. He emphasizes more on the impending threats to the city’s infrastructure due to excessive urbanization, which he believes will indirectly impact people’s necessities. Tune-in to listen to this veteran sharing his 40 years of experience in the industry.
Episode 4: Urbanization Journey, an alternate perspective with Dr. Rupesh Iyengar, Director | Services Consultants

Episode 4: Urbanization Journey, an alternate perspective with Dr. Rupesh Iyengar, Director | Services Consultants

September 10, 2021

In this enthralling episode, Dr. Rupesh Iyengar shares his vantage point for India’s development goals and the efficient consumption of renewable resources & energy could shape the sustainable megacities in future. He shares his concerns on the mass migration of people from villages & taluks to cities and believes the standard of living must be improved in every part of the country. Tune-in to hear more from one of the youngest & brightest ASHRAE & ISHRAE members share his ideologies about integrated & sustainable approach in the design of the built environment.

Episode 3: Imbibing sustainable technology with Mr. Chandrasekar, Consultant & Certified Energy Auditor | GENEX Consultants

Episode 3: Imbibing sustainable technology with Mr. Chandrasekar, Consultant & Certified Energy Auditor | GENEX Consultants

September 6, 2021

Here’s our industrious Mr. Chandrasekar with his 38 years of experience in HVAC industry talk about technology evolution and the way it is changing the building landscapes. He also shares his concerns on growing demand for air conditioning and has an optimistic view on technology & building design’s ability to achieve sustainable cooling. Hear this technical committee member of ISHRAE sharing his experience on ACREX Hall of Fame on bringing the vision on sustainability to action, tune-in to listen more.

Episode 2: Talk on India‘s changing energy landscape with Mr. Sushil Choudhury, M.D. | Blowtech Air Devices

Episode 2: Talk on India‘s changing energy landscape with Mr. Sushil Choudhury, M.D. | Blowtech Air Devices

September 1, 2021

Here we are with a veteran, who is instrumental in defining the buildings of tomorrow, joining our podcast channel, Mr. Sushil Choudhury, opens up about his optimistic views on India’s urbanization and the urgency in conserving natural resources by adapting energy efficient technologies & implementing renewables throughout the country. He also shares his experience on ACREX Hall of Fame becoming the leading benchmark in the country for energy efficient buildings. Tune-in to listen more about his views.

Episode 1: Commencing the Journey with Mr. Ravichandran, President | Danfoss India

Episode 1: Commencing the Journey with Mr. Ravichandran, President | Danfoss India

August 25, 2021

Inaugurating our first episode with Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President of Danfoss India; shares his view on India’s changing paradigm of cities contributing to more jobs & creating challenges in efficient energy access, energy transition and smart grid, leading to urgency of the need to decouple the energy & the urbanization to create a sustainable future for India.

Today’s efforts towards becoming energy efficient by many buildings are recognized by ACREX Hall of Fame recognition award, which are paving way for India’s sustainable urbanization outlook. Listen to find more.

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