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ACREX India 2014 aims to be carbon neutral

Will plant 10,000 trees all over India to offset emissions caused by the event

| | Oct 15, 2013 | 11:11 pm
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Will plant 10,000 trees all over India to offset emissions caused by the event

ACREX India 2014 has started an initiative that aims at reducing its carbon footprint to set an example for environment-friendly and energy-efficient development in the HVACR sector, the organisers, Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India, have announced.

As representative of a future-oriented industry, ISHRAE claimed that it had decided to set an example for the responsible use of natural resources. It gave the details: To compensate unavoidable emissions caused by the exhibition, the organisation is going to plant 10,000 trees all over India. The NGO Sankalp Taru and 200 attendees have already started to plant the trees virtually via Internet on behalf of the organisers, exhibitors, visitors and ISHRAE members. Every tree can be located through a GPRS system, and its growth can be monitored. Another important proposition of ISHRAE is reusing and recycling of waste material generated during the event. Every exhibitor is invited to contribute to the reduction of the exhibition’s carbon footprint by following the principle of Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.

Ashish Rakheja, Chairman of ACREX India 2014, said that the exhibition had set its focus on energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of NürnbergMesse India, added: “The positive development of the construction and infrastructure sector offers numerous business opportunities for the HVAC&R industry. With ACREX India we offer the global industry a platform to expand their business and to benefit from these positive developments.”

According to the organisers, Acrex India 2014 will take place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from February 27 to March 1, 2014, with more than 450 companies from Asia, Europe and North America participating, with the exhibition focusing on energy-efficient technologies and latest innovations.

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