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Innovation Through Competition

Emerson Climate Technologies has been driving innovation in the HVAC segment through The Emerson Cup.

Since its institution over six years ago, the Emerson Cup has promoted the development and adoption of exceptional energy efficient technologies and projects through its recognition of outstanding designs and innovations. The competition was instituted by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson and a world leader in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications.

Airtech HVAC Pvt. Ltd.. for HVAC Retrofit at Shri Ganpati Netralaya Hospital, Jalna (Retrofit-Emerging City)
Airtech HVAC Pvt. Ltd.. for HVAC Retrofit at
Shri Ganpati Netralaya Hospital, Jalna (Retrofit-Emerging City)

The competition is one of the most influential in the industry and receives a large number of outstanding projects from all over India. Candidates are shortlisted after a rigorous selection process by an independent jury panel. The latest edition of the prize which was held in May 2014 involved a two stage application process to help increase the number of applications. In the first stage applicants must send in a 500 word design intent on his/her project. Once the jury’s preliminary selection has been made, the entrant needs to submit the complete application.

Last year’s jury comprised a distinguished panel of highly recognized and influential members in the field of energy efficiency, engineering, architecture and HVACR design. They included Deepa Sathiaram ( Executive Director, En3 Sustainability Solutions), D.Nirmal Ram (National President of ISHRAE HQ; Chairman – ISHRAE IAPD), Sharukh Mistry (Founder Partner, Mistry Architects), Prakash Chandra Lohia (Sr. Vice President -Projects Reliance Corporate IT Park Ltd.) and Rakesh Kumar (Technical Editor, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Journal).

Mana Hotels, Ranakpur, winner New Building - Emerging City
Mana Hotels, Ranakpur,
winner New Building – Emerging City

Another major change that was made last year was the inclusion of Cold Chain design application as an award category in response to the current growth of the cold storage and food preservation industry in the country.

The competition consists of four categories – New Project, Retrofit Project, Cold Chain Project and Project with Emerson Technologies. Each category has two winners, one for a project in metropolitan cities and one from emerging markets.

Some of last year’s winners included- IBS Design Gulf Pvt. Ltd. for HVAC Retrofit at Standard Chartered Bank, Mumbai (Retrofit – Metropolitan City category) Architecture Discipline with Gupta Consultants for Mana Hotels, Ranakpur, Udaipur (New Building – Emerging
City category) Gubba Cold Storage, Shameerpet , Hyderabad (Cold Chain – Emerging City category) Vodafone India Ltd., Mumbai for Vodafone Mobile Telecom Exchange, Lucknow (Project with Emerson Technology) Participation in The Emerson Cup competition is open to engineers, architects, consultants, developers, institutional owners and end-users.



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