The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be coming to India for the first time at Mumbai’s Bombay Exhibition Centre from November 2–5, 2017. The world's premier event in the green building industry, Greenbuild is inspiring great excitement among stakeholders, developers, green building professionals, students and architects who plan to attend.
Here is what some of these stakeholders had to say about the upcoming event:
- M. Selvarasu, Director at LEAD Consultancy and Engineering Services, expresses that Greenbuilld coming to India is like a dream come true. "I was lucky to participate in Greenbuild Pittsburgh as part of the team from India to receive the award for Platinum certification for the Green Business Centre," he says. "In fact, when we were there, we were dreaming about having a Greenbuild conference in India. It was the first time that we saw more than 10,000 people in a conference outside India—now I feel that dream has come true. That’s why I am excited to see that kind of transformation coming to India too."
- Aalok Deshmukh, General Manager, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Schneider Electric, also remembers his many visits to Greenbuild conferences, including the first ever in Austin: “I was actually part of the first Greenbuild in 2002, and at a number of Greenbuilds after that, so it kind of feels special to be a part of Greenbuild taking off in India. I am also looking forward to be a part of some of the committees and contributing a lot more. Back in 2002, I was there as a student volunteer and lot of things have happened since...It will be great to kick it off in India.”
- Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President at K Raheja Corp., believes Greenbuild India "is going to be different from all the other green building conferences and exhibitions that I have attended before. I’m sure USGBC will do something different with Greenbuild that will shake up the green building industry in India."
- J.R. Tanti, Managing Director at Synefra, manages one of the greenest projects in India, Suzlon One Earth. He feels Greenbuild will be a game changer for sustainable development initiatives in the country: “India has its own way of building its own country, [but] on the other hand, we also have a great ability to understand global thoughts, and I think that blend can create a better effect for us.”
As both government and corporations in India are pushing the boundaries to improve sustainability and reduce emissions with the help of green buildings, Greenbuild India will offer a well-timed platform for industry leaders and professionals to share ideas that take their environmental efforts and profitability to new heights.