Evaluation Criteria

Nomination Pre-Requisites Project Category

  • Projects In Commissioned/Running Condition For Min. 1 Year.
  • Project Should Be Able To Achieve Thermal Comfort (Using Conventional or Non-Conventional System)[Not Applicable For Cold Chain category]

Nomination Pre-Requisites Product Category

  • Product should be a complete refrigeration/air-conditioning unit including stand-alone units
  • Product should be designed / manufactured in India
  • NOC from company/departmental head should be attached with the entry
  • Product should have been introduced within the last 5 years. Product should be in operation at site for more than one year

Members of Emerson Climate Group, Jury Members/Jury organisations are not eligible for participation

1. Design Approach

The Design Approach is central to the Evaluation Criteria. It includes the will to embrace sustainable design that values the environment and incorporates use of natural resources – such as solar power or wind patterns. Improved load optimization and reduction that enhances the building's capacity, performance and energy efficiency ratio are critical aspects here. Use of Material Technology as well as safety facets considered will be important criteria.

2. Energy Efficiency

Overall energy efficiency that reflects sustainable design will be considered. Fine practices exhibited, such as the use of renewable energy, good strategy in system integration and control, high energy efficiency etc will be benchmarked. The energy performance will need to be quantifiable. For Product Evaluation, Competition Benchmarking (in lieu of System Integration) will be an important criteria.

3. Environmental Quality – Indoor and Outdoor

How the project / product impacts indoor air quality will be crucial. Incase of Cold Chain Projects, maintenance of temperature, RH levels, Specific Gas Emission Levels like Ethylene, CO2, and product quality amongst other parameters would be taken into consideration. Use of eco-friendly refrigerants will be crucial. Further, observing precise thermal comfort and air quality while maintaining low sound for acoustic quality are some factors that will also be accounted for. For Product Evaluation, Visual Integration will not be a criteria.

4. Economics

For Project Evaluation, important factors would be the building's life cycle cost, or the total life span cost to purchase, install, operate and maintain the project. Optimum space utilization will also be critical. For Product Evaluation, return on investment will be an important criteria.

5. Technology

Both for Project and Product categories, important criteria will be reliability of design and ability to withstand the rigours of time and usage. Ease of operation and maintenance will also be measured. An ability to cater to a wide range of modulation capacity based on demand and scalability, will also be assessed. Quality of Installation and Commissioning, use of intelligent systems and controls will all be differentiating factors.