International Director, Eurovent
Markus Lattner holds a master degree for public relation and international communication from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has been working with the HVACR industry for almost 20 years in a global setting and initiated and manages the first international chapter of Eurovent in the Middle East, advocating for more energy efficiency and better IAQ through collaboration and cooperation. He is member of several technical committees in the Gulf working toward higher regulatory requirements and has recently initiated the formation of Eurovent India, to further knowledge transfer between India, the Middle East and Europe.
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Industry Session 4 – Decarbonizing India’s Cooling Sector through Adoption of District Cooling and other Cooling Technologies Powered by TABREED IndiaNew Delhi
Session Brief: In light of India’s burgeoning cooling requirements and its commitments under the Paris agreement, this session aims to discuss the most suitable and sustainable strategy that can be adopted to decarbonize Indian cities while meeting the demand for cooling
The session will be structured in an ‘Oxford Union Style Debate’ format to engage the speakers as well as the audience. The proposition team will be speaking in favour of district cooling as well as other cooling technologies as the best possible solution; and how its deployment on a large scale (real estate, smart cities and urban planning) facilitated through the right policies and investments can yield economic and ecological dividends for all stakeholders through significantly reduced power load on the grid (as well as the potential for load shifting through the integration of renewable and thermal energy storage), energy consumption savings, etc. On the other hand, those representing the “opposition” will focus on challenges to the deployment and adoption of DC, relevance and feasibility of DC for India, especially in the context of affordable housing, resi-sector, and Tier II, III, IV cities, as well as the larger role passive cooling measures and nature-based solutions can play in providing thermal comfort.
The event will be moderated by Tabreed India, an industry leader in district cooling, and will feature dignitaries from the cooling and allied industries as well as government organisations. The session, through its structure and focused conversation, will help provide a holistic and systemic view, integrating seemingly isolated aspects of the argument cohesively together, for formulating and implementing India’s Cooling Roadmap.