NEW DELHI, INDIA, 26 June 2019: The technological advancement and steady growth of the HVACR Industry for space cooling requirements in residential, commercial and industrial buildings in India has prompted Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) to launch operations in India, the organisation said through a Press communiqué on June 25. ECC is an ISO 17065-accredited, third-party certification body related to HVACR solutions.
The estimated demand for building-related cooling in India will be three times higher and will require twice the energy demand by 2027, based on 2017 figures, the communiqué quoted ECC as saying. India is committed to reduce C02 emissions and energy consumption by more than 30% by 2025, the communiqué said. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has been leading energy-saving practices through labelling programmes and innovative financing levers, the communiqué added. The industry is committed to develop affordable, efficient and trustable solutions, and furthermore, it is crucial to de-risk the financing of energy-efficient solutions, the communiqué further added.
According to the communiqué, third-party certification is a proven pathway to increase confidence for investors, contractors and designers by creating level-playing fields and assess conformity to regulations. ECC runs nearly 42 certification programmes, which cover technologies dedicated to indoor climate, ventilation & air quality, process cooling and cold chain, the communiqué said.
According to the communiqué, the ECC team in India will comprise four office-bearers: Rajagopal Sivakumar, Vanshaj Kaul, P K Goel and Eric Foucherot. Based in Chennai, Sivakumar is a cold chain expert and international consultant, the communiqué said. He is the initiator of ECC operations in India and shall be leading the team. Based in New Delhi, Kaul was involved with the Ministry of Agriculture, the communiqué said. At ECC, he will serve as India Representative, tasked with the responsibility of building long-term relationships and level up ECC’s services in India. Based In New Delhi, Goel has 35 years of international experience in the HVACR industry, the communiqué said. With a commitment to knowledge transfer, Goel will serve as industry and technical advisor to build a strong partnership with the HVACR industry in India. Based in Paris, Foucherot is International Affairs Manager at ECC. He takes care of ECC objectives and contributions and establishes links with international stakeholders. In India, his role will be to support the contributions of the team.