ISB Mohali, Punjab has been recognized as the newest inductee to the ACREX Hall of Fame 2020 for their commitment to energy efficient and sustainable infrastructure. ACREX Hall of Fame, is an extremely prestigious and sought-after recognition jointly instituted by ISHRAE and Danfoss India in 2015 as an effort to recognize best practices and to encourage innovation in technology, design and systems to promote the highest standards of energy efficient HVAC systems in Commercial Buildings.The announcement was made on the sidelines of the ACREX Expo that is taking place at IEML, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.
This year, the aim of this initiative was to encourage and promote sustainable technologies across all commercial buildings, ranging from universities to large corporate offices. The goal is to give impetus to all commercial buildings to push the envelope in innovative technologies to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability through the length and breadth of their operations. The other top finalists for ACREX Hall of Fame 2020 were Adobe Systems, Noida; ITC Kohenur, Hyderabad and Vestas Wind Technology, Ahmedabad.
ISB Mohali, an IGBC Platinum-rated campus is spread across 70-acres, of which 14.6 acres has green cover. They have instituted several sustainability and energy efficient practices across their campus which includes a one-of-a-kind Geothermal HVAC System with zero water discharge. All the buildings in their campus sport white rooftops which reduce heat island effect, with insulation above and under deck for the entire campus, decreasing load on the air conditioning systems. The university converts all its organic waste on campus to be used for horticulture and also has a highly efficient Cross-wave Modular Rainwater Harvesting System. In the past, ISB Mohali has been the recipient of several awards such as the Smartest Educational Building in India, Most Energy Efficient Educational Building in Punjab, and the Best Green Campus Award.
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