Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Green Drinks Mumbai - December 2nd meetup

This session, we will start with a short introduction to Green Buildings, followed by the opening talk by Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan (Associate Vice President – Technology and Strategic Partnerships at GIBSS - Green India Building Systems and Services). He will introduce innovative technologies to us, like Geothermal cooling systems used by GIBSS, to reduce energy use in buildings. He will also talk about what this type of technology means to residential communities and smart cities.

Date _____Wednesday, 2nd December, 2015
Time _____8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Agenda ___>> 10 minute introduction to Green Buildings
_________>> 20 minute opening talk (by Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan)
_________>> Debate on a question posed by Mr. Viswanathan to the audience
_________>> Q&A
_________>> Networking time
_________>> Post 10 pm, optional drinks@ ‘The White Owl’
___________ Ground floor, Tower 2, One IndiaBulls Centre
Venue____Training Room @ Aditya Birla Finance Limited
_________14th floor
_________One IndiaBulls Centre, Tower 1
_________841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road,
_________Mumbai - 4000 13
Contact___Pavithra @ + 91 981 9494 182
_________Carolien @ + 91 9619 233 429
_________(Coordinators, Green Drinks Mumbai)

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


>>About the Talk and the Speaker


The session will begin with an introduction to Green Buildings by Pavithra Mohanraj / Carolien Klep. We will discuss what green buildings do and how they are shaping up in India.

Mr.Balasubramanian Viswanathan from GIBSS will then go on to discuss some of the innovative technology being used in green buildings, with a focus on geothermal systems (which have been recognised by bodies such as WWF, MNRE and FICCI). He will share with the group the work done by GIBSS in reducing carbon and water footprint in over 300 buildings across India. 
Mr. Viswanathan will also share case studies of this technology in action and discuss the benefits of deploying this technology in large residential communities and smart cities.


Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan is Associate Vice President – Technology and Strategic Partnerships at GIBSS.
Mr. Viswanathan has over 10+ years of experience in high performance building technologies. He has held senior positions in organisations such as Siemens, Trane and Ingersoll Rand in both India and United States and has managed several projects involving Green buildings and renewable technologies like Geothermal systems. He is also one of the thirteen IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) accredited professionals in all of South East Asia. Mr. Viswanathan holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Mumbai University and is a member of ASHRAE.