CII workshop on ‘Energy Efficiency’ held at Grundfos India


CII workshop on ‘Energy Efficiency’ held at Grundfos India

The half-day workshop helped equip companies to perceive energy efficiency through a strategic lens and align it to their core business objectives.

Chennai, India, October 14, 2014: The Energy & Environment Panel of the CII Chennai Zone today organized a workshop on ‘Energy Efficiency’ at the headquarters of Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) located in Thoraipakkam, Chennai. The half-day workshop helped equip companies to perceive energy efficiency through a strategic lens and align it to their core business objectives. It also familiarized companies with a wholesome energy efficiency life cycle, leaving them with a clear check-list and an understanding of the deliverables. This workshop enabled the participants to assess their current activities and evaluate the outcomes as against the outputs of their energy investments.

Grundfos India's headquarters being a LEED EB Platinum certified green building the session was followed by a presentation and tour of the company’s green building & factory. This tour gave the participants a first-hand insight of how energy efficiency and green practices can be implemented and its direct benefits.

 The sessions were conducted by experts and experienced professionals from reputed industries like Ranganath N K, Past chairman, CII Tamil Nadu & Managing Director, Grundfos India, Gladson Baskaran, Convenor – Energy & Environment Panel, CII Chennai Zone &Head – Technical Services, Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd, S Kannan, Director, AMSET Energy Systems & Solutions, Prakash Vankani, Associate Director, GSH Energy Services Private Limited, Sivanesan M, Senior Manager - Energy Audit, Grundfos India, Somesh Krishnan, Associate Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions, K Saravanan, Technical Services, Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd, Sashi Sairaman, Director,Mtab Engineers Pvt Ltd and Hiran Prashanth, Counsellor, CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre.

The workshop was well attended by operations & maintenance managers, energy auditors and engineers, and representatives from engineering departments of various well-known corporates and SMEs from around 70 industries in Chennai, Trichy, Hosur, Raipur and Pudukkottai.

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7200 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 100,000 enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues. For more information, visit

About Grundfos India:

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established in March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 20 offices across India. Grundfos India provides pumps and pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit

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