The 2011 Competition Reaches New Heights and Elevates Standards for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Design and Application
NEW DELHI (October 21, 2011) – The Emerson Cup is an annual competition instituted by Emerson Climate Technologies to recognize and celebrate exceptional design and innovation in air conditioning and refrigeration projects. The competition, held for the last eight years in China, has just completed its fourth consecutive year in India and South East Asia and was extended to Middle East this year. The gala awards night saw esteemed industry leaders announce the Excellence and Honorary award winners across various categories.
Addressing the audience, Mr. Giovanni Zullo, VP Marketing & Product Planning, Emerson Climate Technologies said, “The HVAC&R industry makes a significant contribution to the Green Building movement with opportunities for improvement in energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Emerson’s involvement includes not only developing energy efficient technologies, but also supporting the process of adoption. The Emerson Cup is an initiative to recognize and celebrate leadership and innovation in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, paving way for the talented designers to showcase their outstanding work.”
The Emerson Cup 2011 comprised five primary categories:
1. New Building
2. New Building – With Emerson Technology
4. Commercial Refrigeration
5. Students – Engineering and Architecture
The New Building award category witnessed a high number of nominations this year. The Excellence award (residential and commercial buildings) was given to EEC Engineering Network for New Bangkok Government Mega Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, while the Honorary award was presented to ARUP Singapore Pte Ltd for Campus for Research Excellence & Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore.
A new category introduced this year, New Building – With Emerson Technology, witnessed an equally good quality of entries. The Excellence Award was won by Interbrand Traders Co Ltd for Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand and Vijay Punjabi Consultants Pvt. Ltd for Tata Consultancy Services, Powai, Mumbai was recognized as the Honorary award winner.
The Excellence award for the Retrofit category was presented to Mr. Pankaj Dharkar for Fateh Prakash Palace Heritage Hotel, Udaipur and the Honorary award was won by Mr. Fernando S. Guevara for Radisson Hotel, Cebu, Philippines.
In the Commercial Refrigeration category, Ek-Chai Distribution (TESCO Thailand) won the Excellence award for Fresh Food Distribution Center, Pathumthani, Thailand and Dr. R Saravanan from Anna University & Mr. C. Narendran from Guha Industries won the Honorary Award for their joint project on Cascaded Energy Plant, Kochi.
The Students category invited ideas from students for designing an energy efficient house. A group of engineering students from University of Philippines, UP Diliman Team ME 155 and Mabin Mathew, architecture student from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India, won the Students’ Cup.
In welcoming everyone to the awards ceremony, Mr. Shrikant Bapat, Managing Director, Emerson Climate Technologies (India) Ltd. said “It has been heartening for me to witness the phenomenal growth of The Emerson Cup competition across India and South East Asia over the past four years. The Emerson Cup panel of judges was impressed with the quality of entries received in 2011. This competition is a great platform for us all to promote the application of high efficiency air conditioning and refrigeration systems along with other Green Building concepts.” He added, “Emerson is proud to be part of an industry that includes developers, architects, consulting engineers and OEMs alike, who are taking the lead to create a more sustainable future. The Emerson Cup plays an important role in encouraging development and innovation and together we can work to drive innovative thinking and creativity at all levels of our industry.”
The Emerson cup nomination prerequisite is that the air conditioning or refrigeration project should be commissioned within the last five years. Students are asked to submit an executable idea for designing an energy efficient house. All projects were judged by an independent panel of judges from India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. Connect with us online and know more about The Emerson Cup at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slideshare and Youtube.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.