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ACREX India 2014 : Press Release   -  Sep 19, 2013

ACREX India 2014: Heading towards carbon neutral

  • ACREX India 2014 almost booked up
  • Growing construction sector offers new business perspectives
  • fensterbau/frontale India again parallel to ACREX India 2014

South Asia’s largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Building Services: Acrex India 2014 will take place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from February 27 to March 1, 2014. More than 450 companies from Asia, Europe and North America will participate in the exhibition. As a first of its kind, ACREX India has started an initiative that aims at reducing its carbon footprint to set an example for environment-friendly and energy-efficient development in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC & R) sector. ACREX India 2014 is organized by the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India.

The Indian construction industry  progressed at a Compound Annual Growth rate (CAGR) of 15.10 percent between 2008 and 2012. This growth was supported by the country’s expanding economy, increased government spending on public infrastructure, high urbanization and a supportive foreign direct investment (FDI) system. For the next five years, the construction industry’s growth is expected to remain strong as a result of the government’s commitment to improve India’s infrastructure. “The positive development of the construction and infrastructure sector offers numerous business opportunities for the HVAC & R industry,” says Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of NürnbergMesse India. “With ACREX India we offer the global industry a platform to expand their business and to benefit from these positive developments.”

Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Chairman ACREX India 2014 shared his vision for the show, apart from many of his “WOW” ideas of aiming to have ACREX India 2014 as carbon neutral, acknowledging the latest industry innovations this year’s ACREX India 2014 would also have a special Architects Forum, where architects would display their models of the future building concepts.

Towards a carbon neutral exhibition

The exhibition focuses on energy-efficient technologies and latest innovations. As representative of a future-oriented industry, ISHRAE has decided to set an example for  responsible use of natural resources: To compensate unavoidable emissions caused due to the exhibition, the organization is going to plant 10,000 trees all over India. In fact the launch of ACREX India 2014 saw more than 200 attendees planting the trees virtually through an NGO named Sankalp Taru. The NGO would plant these trees on behalf of delegates, Exhibitors & Visitors of ACREX India 2014 and ISHRAE Members. These trees can be located through GPRS system and their growth can be also monitored from time to time. Another step which ISHRAE would be exploring is reusing and recycling of the waste which would be generated during ACREX India 2014. Every exhibitor is invited to contribute to the reduction of the exhibition’s carbon footprint by following the principle of three “Rs”: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.

Sharing expertise at ACREX India 2014

ACREX India presents the entire spectrum of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, ranging from air conditioning systems, refrigeration equipment, temperature control and ventilation to building technologies and services. Industry-leading companies like Carrier, ebm-papst, Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. (DAIPL), Bry Air Asia Pvt. Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd., Intertek and Marathon Electric have already booked their booth. The international interest in the show is also high: Germany, Italy, the USA and China have confirmed their participation with country pavilions.

The exhibition not only provides an internationally renowned setting to showcase products and developments; it is also accompanied by a series of informative technical workshops, seminars and panel discussions, offering a platform for international knowledge exchange on a highly qualified level. Additionally, ACREX India 2014 will present a special Architects Forum, where models of future building concepts will be displayed.

A powerful duo: ACREX India in parallel to fensterbau/frontale India

fensterbau/frontale India will again be held concurrent to ACREX India at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in New Delhi. The international exhibition for windows, doors, façades and related technologies, machinery and services is organized by NürnbergMesse India. “We are very happy to simultaneously present both events,” explains Sonia Prashar. “These two exhibitions support cross-sector cooperation and developments in thematically linked segments of building expertise.” With their complementary themes they are equally appealing to architects, planners and building experts. In 2013, 70 international exhibitors presented their latest products and technologies to an increased audience of about 5,640.

  For more information about ACREX India 2014 and fensterbau/frontale India 2014 please visit: and


ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC & R professionals. ISHRAE has more than 12,000 HVAC & R professionals and 3,000 students as members with 40 chapters in India. ISHRAE organizes International and National Exhibition, conducts Seminars and Workshops throughout the country to achieve its primary objective of Advancement of the Sciences of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Engineering & Related Services. ISHRAE publications strive to help readers keep up to date with the happenings, learn new techniques, improve old designs and adopt the use of new devices to improve indoor air quality in our buildings.

About the NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nürnberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 39 %) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 22 %) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and now also India. The group also has a network of about 50 representatives operating in approx. 100 countries.

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Contact for international exhibitors
NürnbergMesse GmbH
90471 Nürnberg
Regina Eckstein
Tel   +49 (0) 9 11. 86 06-86 98
Fax  +49 (0) 9 11. 86 06-86 94
  Contact for Indian exhibitors
NürnbergMesse India Pvt. Ltd.
German House, 2, Nyaya Marg
Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110 021
Sakshi Sawhney
Tel   +91 11 47 16 88 23
Fax  +91 11 26 11 86 64

ACREX India 2011
K-43 (Basement), Kailash Colony,
New Delhi 110048
Tel +91 11 41 63 56 55

Contact for press and media
Bertold Brackemeier, Ariana Brandl
Tel   +49 (0) 9 11. 86 06-82 85
Fax  +49 (0) 9 11. 86 06-12 82 85

Ansprechpartner für Presse und Medien
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