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SUMMIT NEWSLETTER • DAY 1 • Thursday, February 18, 2016

Focus on
Chair: Dr Radha Goyal, Deputy Director, Indian Pollution Control Mitigation as
Association (IPCA), Delhi compared to
Thematic Address: Ms Gautami Palanki, Building Performance
Specialist, US Green Building Council Mr Sumit Sharma

Panellists: Mr Kamal Meattle, Paharpur Business Centre An Indian
family’s annual
Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, Centre for Environmental Studies, TERI earnings is less
than the implementation
Mr Corey Enck, LEED VP, US Green Building Council cost of indoor air quality
mechanical system.
Ms Maija Virta, Founder and Director, Santrupti Engineers
Ms Maiji Virta
Mr Varun Pahwa, Executive Vice President, DRI

This session deliberated on the strategies under polluted conditions of the city, by using a indoor quality by using pre-filter, which
related to design and operations of strategic combination of growing indoor plants also reduces energy consumption and
indoor spaces to achieve the desired air and modern mechanical ventilation. maintenance costs.
quality when indoor conditions are good
or bad. The session also discussed how different Mr Sumit Sharma spoke about the integrated According to Mr Varun Pahwa, there
green building rating systems such as LEED, approach of IEQ improvement by reducing is a revolution in the market for IEQ and
GRIHA, WELL building standards, etc., proactively biomass fuel consumption and by adopting how the same can be increased through the
address indoor environment quality issues. a green lifestyle in rural and urban areas. He use of mechanical ventilation techniques.
highlighted how this would also help India in He emphasized on how evaporative cooling can
Ms Gautami Palanki, in her thematic address, achieving the various Sustainable Development help reduce energy consumption in the Indian
highlighted that since we spend about 90 per Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. climate.
cent of our time indoors, the issue of indoor air
quality is extremely significant. Mr Corey Enck spoke about how US- It was concluded that the various certification
based standards like LEED and the WELL systems, such as GRIHA and LEED, need to
Mr Kamal Meattle presented the success story certification address the IEQ. He traced how, be more precise in improving the IEQ. There
of transforming the indoor environment quality over the years, the LEED system has evolved is also a requirement to introduce testing and
(IEQ) of their 30-year-old existing building, into a performance-based system. Ms Maiji standards for upgradation of IEQ, according to
which surpasses indoor air quality standards Virta elucidated that we can increase the Indian needs.

while much
Chair: Dr Satish Kumar, Executive Chairman at the Alliance for an applications that allow users to control different ‘smart’ is only an add-on element on the passive more complex,
Energy Efficient Economy operational attributes at the touch of a screen to measures of building design and infrastructure. are part of a larger urban
achieve the final outcome. On the other hand, fabric.
Panelists: Mr Angshik Chaudhuri, Executive Director— as distributed energy generation and renewables Mr Prasad Vaidya highlighted the gap
Operations, CISCO Systems, Inc integration, demand response, and energy between available technology and its actual Dr Satish Kumar
storage become ingrained as part of smart grid implementation. He said that while we possess
Mr Aalok Deshmukh, General Manager, Schneider Electric India and smart city focussed development, buildings requisite technology and data, all we need is For integrated
Pvt Ltd are no more seen as passive structures but as a to make sense of this data and implement the operation,
part of a larger urban ecosystem that can play technology as per the end use requirements. a super
Mr Prasad Vaidya, Professor and Area Chair (Building Energy), a significant role in energy and environmental intelligent system is
FT, CEPT University management at the macro level and contribute Mr Ashish Rakheja shared his experiences required to coordinate
significantly to the economic value that is created on designing the smart building system. between all the smart
Mr Ashish Rakheja, MD, Aeon Integrated Building Design inside and besides them. He stated that a building ideally has around 500 technologies.
Consultant LLP equipments that are smart technology enabled,
Mr Angshik Chaudhuri stated that in order for within themselves, and for integrated operation, a Mr Ashish Rakheja
This session revolved around ‘digital skin’ the future to move in a fast forward direction, super intelligent system is required to coordinate
of the city that consists of a sensored we need to adopt high level technology and train between all the smart technologies.
and metered urban environment. The the ground level workforce.
urban world is becoming a platform for Mr Aalok Deshmukh said that the respective
generating data on the workings of human society; physical infrastructure makes a difference and
human interaction with physical environment; and
manifold economic, political, and social processes.

Dr Satish Kumar began the session with his
welcome remarks and set the theme for other
panelists. A variety of sensors and meters are
designed and installed so that not only the
users and occupants of the buildings are more
comfortable (thermally, visually, and acoustically)
but are able to control key performance functions
in a simple and effective fashion. This is
reflected in the proliferation of different sensors
(temperature, flow, illumination, demand and
energy meters, smart thermostats, etc.) that
deploy different communication protocols, and



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