INDIA DECARBONIZATION CONFERENCE

Shaping a Sustainable Future for the Built-Environment

Current Scenario

According to International Energy Agency, buildings represent around 37% of global energy use and energy-related CO2 emissions for their operation which also includes production of materials used for their construction.

Towards the aspect of energy consumption in a building, considerable energy is required to meet the cooling demand. India cooling demand is bound to grow by 11 time by 2037-38 compared 2017-18 (India Cooling Action Plan, 2019), it will also have an upward impact on the energy demand for building operation.

About Conference

ASHRAE Region At Large is enthused to introduce you to the upcoming ‘India Decarbonization Conference’ a transformative international event that will reshape the future of the built environment and cooling systems in India and in the region.

This distinctive conference will brings together professionals, expert and stakeholders to stimulate talks on sustainable design, implementation, and operation of the built environment featuring dynamic speakers, panels, audience engagement and technological exhibitions.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability in the HVAC&R industry and beyond. The potential themes and subjects in the conference include:

This International Conference is hosted and organized by ASHRAE India Chapter in support of Delhi Chapter of ISHRAE (DCI) and Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME) and AMCA ASIA.

Key Highlights

IDC will focus on following key sectors for reducing carbon footprints.

One of the highlights of the conference will be an exclusive session dedicated to the transformative potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

Fundamentals of
Decarbonization

Enabling Policies for
Decarbonization
Audience on the
Spotlight
Case Studies of
Best Practices
Economics of
Decarbonization
Innovations in the
Cooling Sector

Agenda Schedule

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM - 10.20 AM Read out ASHRAE Code of Ethics, National Anthem, Watering of Plants and Welcome Address by Mr.Ashish Rakheja, Vice President ASHRAE and Conference Chair IDC
10:20 AM - 10.25 AM Conference Kickoff by Mr. Rajesh Jain, President, ASHRAE India Chapter (AIC)
10:25 AM - 10.30 AM Opening Address by Mr. Richie Mittal, DRC Region-at-Large
10:30 AM - 10.45 AM Keynote address by Ms. Ginger Scoggins, P.E., ASHRAE President
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Address by Guest of Honor Sh. Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Address by Chief Guest Sh. Vikas Kumar, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM Presentation by Mr. Shankkar Narayann, Ensavior (Presenting Partner)
11.35 AM - 11:40 AM Vote of Thanks by Mr. Sandeep Goel, Convenor IDC
Session 1 Theme : Understanding Impact on Built Environment due to Decarbonization

Session Chair: Mr. Rajat Malhotra, Executive Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Theme Presentation by Mr. Luke Leung, Principal Skidmore, Owings and Merril
12:35 PM - 01:05 PM Decarbonizing Buildings through Good IEQ, Mr. Ashish Rakheja, AEON Integrated Building Design Consultants
01:05 PM - 02:00 PM Panel Discussion: Decarbonization - How will it shape the Indian Construction Industry?
Moderator: Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Vice President, ASHRAE
Ms. Ginger Scoggins, P.E., ASHRAE President
Ms. Mili Majumdar, Senior Vice President. U.S. Green Building Council
Mr. Yash Singh, Partner, KPMG India
Mr. Tarun Garg, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Ms. Janhavi Parab Jansali, Head Sustainability, Chalet Hotels
Mr. Gurmit Singh Arora, Chairman, IGBC
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lunch (Streaming of Videos of Sponsors)
Session 2 Policies, Initiatives & Changes in Indian Construction Industry Landscape

Session Chair: Mr. Pankaj Dharkar, Pankaj Dharkar & Associates
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM Theme Presentation by Ms. Julie Godefroy, Head of Net-zero Policy, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
03:20 PM - 03:35 PM Government Initiatives to Decarbonize Built-Environment by Mr. Arijit Sengupta, Director, BEE
03:35 PM - 04:40 PM Introduction to the Panel topic by Dr. Satish Kumar, Executive Director, Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy
Panel Discussion : What to expect from the Policy Makers for Decarbonizing India?
Moderator - Dr. Satish Kumar, AEEE
Ms. Julie Godefroy, Head Net Zero Policy, Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers
Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Head International and Strategy, Energy Efficiency Services Limited
Mr. Arijit Sengupta, Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Mr. Asheesh Fottedar, COO, National Centre for Cold-chain Development
Mr Autif Sayyed, Project Lead - South Asia, Green Building Program, IFC
Ms. Aarti Nain, UNEP, Cool Coalition
Mr. Dennis Knight, President Elect. ASHRAE
04:40 PM - 05:00 PM Tea Break
Session 3
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM "Comfort, Energy Savings and reduced CO2 emissions in Buildings" Presentation by Christina Cohr, CCO, M.Eng (Export), FlowCon International ApS
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Panel Discussion on Advancement of Not-in-kind Cooling Technologies by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation Moderator - Mr. Sudheer Perla, Managing Director, Asia, Tabreed
Ms. Anju Mary K, Director, Industry Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Danfoss India Region
Mr. Tiger Aster, Co-Founder, Ambiator Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Head International and Strategy, Energy Efficiency Services Limited
Ar. Monish Siripurapu, Founder, Ant Studio
Ms. Mandvi, Programee Lead, iForest
Mr. Sonal Kumar, Programme Lead, CEEW
Session 4 Audience Spotlight
06:30 PM - 07:00 PM Fireside Chat: Mr. Sandeep Goel with Mr. Rishi Raj, Managing Director, CEO, Max Ventures and Mr Nitin Bansal, Assistant Vice President, Brookfield Properties interacting with Audience on Decarbonization theme
07:00 PM - 07:10 PM Conclusion of Day 1 by Ms. Arundhati Khanna, President Elect AIC
07:10 PM Onwards Networking Snacks and Drinks
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote address by Mr. Dennis Knight, ASHRAE President Elect
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Solar Energy Initiatives by Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Presentation by Mr. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO and Founder Global Net For Zero
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Recognition of 15 year+ membership with ASHRAE from ASHRAE India Chapter
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Presentation by Danfoss Platinum Partner
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Presentation by Bryair Dinner Partner
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Tea Break
Session 5 Theme : Best Practice Case Studies

Session Chair: Mr. Sanjay Seth, CEO GRIHA Council
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Surat Diamond Bourse by Ms. Sonali Rastogi and Mr. Alok Decruz, Morphogenesis
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center by Mr. Sharad Garud, Chief Engineer, Reliance Foundation
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Krushi Bhavan, Bhubneshwar by Mr. Gaurav Shorey, Director, Psi Energy Pvt.  Ltd.
12:50 PM - 01:10 PM Decarbonization Goal in New Hotel Projects - A IHCL  Commitment by Mr. Prem Thakur, Taj Hotel
01:10 PM - 01:30 PM Govardhan Eco Village by Shri Prabhu Ganga Narayan
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM Presentation on TSREDCO Net Zero Building using Structure Cooling by Mr. Madhusudan Rapole, Oorja Energy, Managing Director, Oorja Energy
02.00 PM - 03.00 PM Lunch (Streaming of Videos of Sponsors)
Session 6 Theme : Decarbonization Economics
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM Presentation on "Mainstreaming Green Building Certification to catalyse finance" by Mr. Shounak, Business Development Lead - South Asia, Green Building Program/ Ms. Aafsha Business Development Consultant-South Asia, Green Building Program, IFC-World Bank Group
Panel Discussion : Where is the Money for Decarbonization?
Moderator - Mr Autif Sayyed, Project Lead - South Asia, Green Building Program, IFC
Ms. Neha Kumar, Head-South Asia Program, Climate Bonds Initiative
Mr. Sameer Sinha, Founder and MD, Savvy Group
Mr. Sanjay Varshney, Executive Director, Signature Global
Ms. Geetanjali Prasad, VP-Marketing and Growth, Global Network for Zero
Mr. Kulasekhara Chakravarthy, Former GM, National Housing Bank (NHB)
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM RP Donor Recognition and RP Lucky Draw
05:00 PM Vote of Thanks by Abid Hussain
*Program Schedule may change before the event

Key Presence

Ginger Scoggins, P.E.

ASHRAE President

ASHRAE President, Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is a licensed mechanical engineer with 32 years of experience. She is the President and Co-owner of Engineered Designs, Inc., North Carolina, a full-service engineering which she founded 22 years ago. Ginger is also a certified commissioning agent, as well as a certified energy manager, and works on the design and commissioning of projects ranging from $4 million construction cost up to $90 million construction cost. Her focus is on designing high-performing buildings across a wide variety of markets.

Dennis Knight, P.E.

ASHRAE President-Elect

Dennis Knight, P.E., BEMP, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, has 46 years’ experience in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings and their HVAC systems. He is the founder and a principal of Whole Building Systems, LLC, a high-performance building consultancy, located in Charleston, SC. He is a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force and authored and co-authored several articles and publications on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Building Design during the past 40 years.

Dennis Knight, P.E.

ASHRAE President-Elect

Dennis Knight, P.E., BEMP, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, has 46 years’ experience in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings and their HVAC systems. He is the founder and a principal of Whole Building Systems, LLC, a high-performance building consultancy, located in Charleston, SC. He is a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force and authored and co-authored several articles and publications on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Building Design during the past 40 years.

Ashish Rakheja

Vice President ASHRAE

Mr. Ashish Rakheja is a seasoned Consulting Engineer who has designed over 4000 projects including Hotels, Airports, Data Centre, Hospitals, Retail, Residential, Commercial, High rises and Industrial projects. He is spearheading the green building movement in country since 2001 and currently serves as Chairman, Technical Committee at Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Mr. Rakheja is a Presidential member of ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air conditioning Engineers) and first Indian to be elected as Vice President and serves on the Board at ASHRAE, USA.

Guest of Honor

Sh. Abhay Bakre

Director General (Bureau of Energy Efficiency)

Mr. Abhay Bakre is associated with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) as Director General. He is an alumni of IIT, Kharagpur. He is from 1988 Batch of Indian Railways Electrical Engineering Services, Ministry of Railways. Mr. Bakre has worked in several Railway projects including Delhi Metro & Kolkata Metro extension projects. He has also worked as Joint Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and was nodal officer for National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme. Mr. Bakre also participated at the transport sector events of COP 21 held in Paris and COP 22 held in Morocco.

Guest of Honor

Sh. Abhay Bakre

Director General (Bureau of Energy Efficiency)

Mr. Abhay Bakre is associated with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) as Director General. He is an alumni of IIT, Kharagpur. He is from 1988 Batch of Indian Railways Electrical Engineering Services, Ministry of Railways. Mr. Bakre has worked in several Railway projects including Delhi Metro & Kolkata Metro extension projects. He has also worked as Joint Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and was nodal officer for National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme. Mr. Bakre also participated at the transport sector events of COP 21 held in Paris and COP 22 held in Morocco.

Chief Guest

Dr. Vikas Kumar

Managing Director (DMRC LTD.)

Dr. VIKAS KUMAR is the Vice President of I-Metro (Society of Indian Metro Rail Organizations), a platform for Member Metros to share their learning & experiences. He is a Policy Board Member of UITP [International Association of Public Transport]. Being Managing Director of DMRC Ltd., Dr. Vikas Kumar is looking after all aspects of the working of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation including Project & Planning, running of metro train services & maintenance of infrastructure, Business Development including Fare & Non-Fare Box Revenue, Consultancy Assignments in India (Jaipur Metro, Kochi Metro, Patna Metro, Mumbai Metro, etc.) and Abroad (Dhaka MRTS, Jakarta Metro, etc.).

Conference Take Away

The “India Decarbonization Conference” will serve as a dynamic platform, uniting diverse stakeholders from governments, developers, owners, designers, consultants, contractors, and academia.

This convergence of voices will capture a holistic spectrum of viewpoints on the journey towards decarbonization.

Let’s embark on this remarkable journey together, propelling our India and Region  towards a greener, cleaner, and more resilient future.

Our Speakers

Julie Godefroy

Head of Net Zero Policy
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

Luke Leung

Principal
Skidmore, Owings & Merril

Sonali Rastogi

Co-Founding Partner
Morphogenesis

Alok DeCruz

Director of Projects
Morphogenesis

Shankkar Narayann

Strategic Business Unit Head
Ensavior

Asheesh Fotedar

COO
NCCD

Dr. Satish Kumar

Executive Director
Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy

Arijit Sengupta

Director
BEE

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General
International Solar Alliance

Sharad Garud

Chief Engineer
Reliance Foundation

Gaurav Shorey

Founder
Psi Energy

Madhusudhan Rapole

Managing Director
Oorja Energy

Yash Singh

Partner
KPMG India

Tarun Garg

Principal
Rocky Mountain Institute

Janhavi Parab Jansali

Head Sustainability
Chalet Hotels

Autif Sayyed

Project Lead
Green Buildings South Asia

Mili Majumdar

Senior Vice President
U.S. Green Building Council

Aarti Nain

UNEP
Cool Coalition

Mahesh Ramanujam

President and CEO
The Global Network for Zero

Rajat Malhotra

Executive Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Gurmit Singh Arora

Chairman
IGBC

Pankaj Rajendra Dharkar 500

Pankaj Rajendra Dharkar

Pankaj Dharkar & Associates

Arijit Sengupta

Director
BEE

Abhishek Gupta

Head International and Strategy
Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Christina Cohr

CCO, M.Eng (Export)
FlowCon International ApS

Sudheer Perla

Managing Director
Asia, Tabreed

Anju Mary K

Director
Industry Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Danfoss India Region

Mandvi

Programmee Lead
iForest

Sonal Kumar

Sonal Kumar

Programme Lead
CEEW

Nitin Bansal

Assistant Vice President
Brookfield Properties

Sanjay Seth

CEO
GRIHA Council

Prem Thakur 500

Prem Thakur

Design leader
Global Hospitality,
IHCL-Indian Hotels Company Ltd

Shri Prabhu Ganga Narayan

Shounak

Business Development Lead
South Asia, Green Building Program

Aafsha Kansal

Business Development Consultant
South Asia, Green Building Program, IFC-World Bank Group

Neha Kumar 500

Neha Kumar

Climate Bonds Initiative
Head-South Asia Program

Sameer Sinha

Founder and MD
Savvy Group

Sanjay Varshney

Executive Director
Signature Global

Photo- Kulasekhara Chakravarthy 500

Kulasekhara Chakravarthy

Former GM
National Housing Bank (NHB)

Gitansh Malik 500

Gitansh Malik

National Head
Danfoss Commercial Building Solutions

Geetanjali Prasad

VP-Marketing and Growth
Global Network for Zero

Tiger Aster

Co-Founder
Ambiator Pvt. Ltd.

Ar. Monish Siripurapu

Founder
Ant Studio

Rishi Raj

Managing Director, CEO
Max Ventures

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Our Speakers

Julie Godefroy Head of Net Zero Policy
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Luke Leung Principal
Skidmore, Owings & Merril

Sonali Rastogi Co-Founding Partner
Morphogenesis

Alok DeCruz Director of Projects
Morphogenesis

Shankkar Narayann Strategic Business Unit Head
Ensavior

Asheesh Fotedar COO
NCCD

Arijit Sengupta Director
BEE

Dr Ajay Mathur Director General
International Solar Alliance

Sharad Garud Chief Engineer
Reliance Foundation

Gaurav Shorey Founder
Psi Energy

Madhusudhan Rapole Managing Director
Oorja Energy

Yash Singh Partner
KPMG India

Tarun Garg Principal
Rocky Mountain Institute

Janhavi Parab Jansali Head Sustainability
Chalet Hotels

Autif Sayyed Project Lead
Green Buildings South Asia

Mili Majumdar Senior Vice President
U.S. Green Building Council

Aarti Nain UNEP
Cool Coalition

Mahesh Ramanujam President and CEO
The Global Network for Zero

RAL ASHRAE

Richie Mittal

DRC-ASHRAE RAL

Mohammed B Anbari, PE

RMCR

Osama Khyata

RVC-CTTC

Ahmed Bolbol

RVC-GAC

Adeeba S W Mehboob

ARC

Zeki Poryaz

Regional Representative

Ade Awujoola

SR -I Chair

Rupesh Umtol

SR- II Chair

IDC Committee

Sandeep Goel

Convenor

Abid Husain

Co-Convenor

Ashish Rakheja

Conference Chair

Rajesh Kr.Jain

President

Richie Mittal

Mentor

Varun Jain

Program Chair

Arundhati Khanna

President Elect

Rajinder Singh

Program Co-Chair

Kanagaraj

Program Co-Chair

Waliullah Siddique

Sponsorship Chair

Ashish Gupta

Hospitality – Chair

Mohd.Adnan

CTTC Chair

Gaurav Mathur

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Deepak Gupta

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Shelendra Chauhan

Hospitality – Co-Chair

Abhishek Jain

Finance Chair

Paresh Mishra

Finance Co-Chair

Ravi Shankar

Registration and Technical Co-Chair

Dimpy Daroch

(YEA Member Publicity Chair)

Sagar Bhardwaj

(YEA Member Publicity Co-Chair)

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Presenting Partner

Platinum Partner

Networking Evening Partner

Global Knowledge Partner

Knowledge Partner

Make in India Partner

Green Water Partner

Sustainability Partner

Registration/Kit Partner

Lunch Partner

Outreach Partner

Silver Partner

Annual Sponsors 2023-24

Registration Charges
01 Non ASHRAE Member Rs.2,500/-
02 ASHRAE, ISHRAE, AMCA, ISME Members Rs.1,500/-
03 ASHRAE Student Members Rs.1,000/-
04 2 night (14th & 15th Dec), all meals Rs.24,000/- (Single Occupancy)
05 2 night (14th & 15th Dec), all meals Rs.27,000/- (Double Occupancy)
06 1 night stay (15th Dec), all meals Rs.12,500/- (Single Occupancy)
07 1 night stay (15th Dec), all meals Rs.15,000/- (Double Occupancy)

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