The Emerson Cup is a prestigious competition of the HVACR industry – a platform for showcasing emerging trends and practices amongst its professionals. The Emerson Cup 2016 Awards ceremony was an evening when the industry came together to celebrate the talent within its fold. It was the 9th edition of the competition, which promotes innovative, energy saving technologies and environmentally responsible products and solutions. There were four award categories this year – New Projects, Retrofit Projects, Cold Chain Projects/Products and Product Innovation in Air Conditioning and Heating. The awards were selected by a distinguished panel of judges, comprising of highly recognized and influential members drawn from various fields like energy efficiency, engineering, architecture, education, cold chain and HVACR Design.
The New Project award – Metropolitan Cities was conferred on Infosys Ltd, for the Green Data Center at its Bengaluru campus. The award for Emerging Cities was tied between Divyajyoti Trust and Indian School of Business for their projects Divyajyoti Eye Care Hospital, Mandvi, Gujarat and Indian School of Business, Mohali Campus respectively. The jury awarded two Jury’s Special Awards in the New Project category to SKF India Ltd. and Veratatva Engineering Consultants LLP for their projects Corporate Office, Pune and Equinox, Infosys, Bengaluru, respectively.
In the Retrofit Project – Metropolitan Cities category, the award was presented to Paharpur Business Center for their Corporate Office. Recognizing the uniqueness of Godrej & Boyce E&Es – Restructuring of HVACR System project, it was presented the Jury’s Special award. The Emerging Cities category award was won by ICICI Bank Ltd. for the project ICICI Branches and Offices for energy efficiency.
In the Cold Chain – Metropolitan Cities category, Thermal Energy Service Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (TESSOL) won the excellence award for their Blochill and Blofreeze, Mumbai project. The Emerging Cities category saw Climate Changers Technology Solutions as the winners for their project Packhouse Ripening Chambers, Theni, Kerala. In addition, two more corporates – Rinac India Ltd. and Seepra Refrigeration Pvt. Ltd. won the Jury’s Special Mention Award for their Rack ssisted Cold Storage and Cold n Hold projects respectively.
The Product Innovation category saw a tie. The award was jointly won by Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd. and NESSPAL Air Water Heaters Pvt. Ltd. for their products Zunoh and Kashikoi Series in Split AC Systems and Air Source Heat Pump respectively.