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The Economic Times Infragreen 2011

12:00AM, 10 August 2011
12:00AM, 10 August 2011
Hotel Shangrila, New Delhi
The Economic Times Infragreen 2011

On August 10, 2011, The Climate Group will be a session knowledge partner for The Economic Times' Infragreen 2011, a forum for exchanging innovative green business ideas among industry experts.

Going 'green' is not an option anymore – it is a necessity. The Infrastructure Industry has increasingly become more conscious about adopting eco-friendly practices in both residential and commercial buildings.

A large number of infrastructure companies have responded to issues relevant to environment degradation by adopting energy-efficient technologies. Many infrastructure projects are being embedded with environment-friendly raw materials and a growing number of infrastructure companies are consulting environmentalists. Many companies have started to invest more in R&D to address green infrastructure issues including improving designs in water and energy related services. 

So will ‘green’ become a national agenda?

Against this backdrop, The Economic Times is organizing Infragreen 2011. A forum dedicated to provide insights into implementation of Green Practices in the built environment, how green makes business sense and to engage in exchange of innovative green perspectives among Industry experts. 

We invite you to be a part of this invigorating forum to understand and exchange innovative ideas and meet key stakeholders to discuss ground realities, policy perspectives, and the need for ensuring that infrastructural development and environmental sustainability concerns should go hand in hand. 


  • Identify sectors in the built environment where green practices makes economic sense
  • Focus on green technologies available to make the building and infrastructure green in practice
  • Identify policy perspectives that boost  green initiatives 
  • Boosting green innovation in building technologies through R&D
  • Encouraging greater investments in Green Infrastructure Projects


  • What are India’s Green targets? 
  • How geared is Indian governance to reduce India’s carbon footprint by 20-25% by 2020? 
  • How can green practices be incentivized ? 
  • What are India’s onsite statistics and how are they being mitigated ? 
  • How can momentum for action be created? 


  • Stark examples of Green successes highlighted 
  • Young Green leaders identified
  • Strategies for incentivisation of Green practices identified 


 9.30am: Registration 

10.00am: Inaugural Session: India’s Green Agenda – Targets for Green Development.

With: Mr. Ravi Dhariwal*, CEO-Publishing, BCCL, Mr. T K Arun, Editor-Opinion, The Economic Times, Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Mr. B.K Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission, Mr. Ruberto Zagha, Country Director, The World Bank, Mr. K. Subramanya, CEO, Tata BP Solar, Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani*, Architect & Developer 

11.30am: BREAK

12.00pm: Session I: Real Estate-Going Green

With: Sr. Representative, Ernst & Young, Mr. Zubin Irani, Sr. MD, United Technologies, Dr. Kunal Banerji, President, M3M Group, Dr. Prodipta Sen, Executive Director, Alpha G Corp, Ms. Aditi Dass, Director Technology Programmes, The Climate Group, Mr. Sudhir Vohra, Urban Planner, SVC Ltd., Mr. Debashish Majumdar*, CMD, IREDA, Mr. Vidur Bhardwaj*, CMD, The 3C Group, Mr. P Gopalakrishnan*, ED, Sobha Developers 


2.00pm: Session II: The Big Infra-Construction Opportunity

With: Ms.  Jayashree Kurup, Head-Content & Research,, Representative*, DMRC,Dr.  Prem C Jain*, Chairman, IGBC, Mr. V Suresh*, Principal Executive Officer, HIRCO, Dr. P R Swarup*, DG, CIDC, Mr. Mahesh Babu, CEO, IL&FS Ecosmart, Mr. Rajan Venkateswaran, Chief Architect & Head CEFD, ECC Division, Larsen & Toubro, Ms. Mili Majumdar, Director – Sustainable Building Science, TERI, Representation*, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Mr. H Subbarao*, CMD, Construma Consultancy Pvt. Ltd

2.50pm: BREAK

3.00pm: Session III: Consumer Connect

With: Editor, The Economic Times, Mr. Aditya Singhal, Vice President – Solution, Design, ITS, Global Technology Services, IBM India, South Asia, Mr. Deepak Gahlawt, Architect & Convenor, CCPS, Mr. Reji Pillai, Founder, Magnetar Venture, Mr. Rajat Malhotra, Head - Engineering & Operations Solutions (West Asia) Integrated Facilities Management, JLLM, Mr. Sudhir Vohra, Urban Planner & Architect, Representation*, Gartner

4.30pm: The Key Findings

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