Godrej Eon Green Balance ACs Win “India Design Mark” Award
May 20, 2014 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Godrej Eon Green Balance AC:
The stylish range of Green Balance Air Conditioners use eco-friendly R290 refrigerant ensuring ‘Zero Ozone Depletion Potential’ and a minimum global warming potential of just 3 (against competition’s over 1600). These Air Conditioners use highly advanced technology that helps them perform and achieve efficiency much beyond the set Indian standards by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and consume even lesser power than a hair dryer. With up to 10% more energy efficiency of 5 star ACs- Godrej Eon Green Balance has achieved a six-star performance.
Commenting on receiving the award, Mr. Anup Bhargava, Product Group Head- Air Conditioners, Godrej Appliances said, “We are extremely delighted to receive the award as it is not only recognition among peers but an acknowledgement from the Govt. of India, along with noted industry bodies like India Design Council, Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion, and Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Godrej Appliances always strives to bring the most innovative, energy-efficient and environment friendly products to its consumers. These ACs are not only good for the environment but are extremely judicious in their electricity use, making it a win-win for the customer as well. With the presence of the Greenest Air Conditioners in India under the BEE standards set for the years to come, we are strengthening our commitment towards conserving the environment and creating products for a better world.”
Godrej Appliances had launched world’s first commercially manufactured Green AC- the Godrej Eon Green Balance, with conversion to Hydrocarbon refrigerants. The company was chosen for this pioneering initiative by the government of Germany because of their capabilities and constant commitment to living the ‘Green Mantra’. This effort was commenced in collaboration with the government of India and Germany and was undertaken by GIZ (Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit, the German Society for International Cooperation) and Government bodies like Ministry of Environment (Ozone Cell). The Green Eon Green Balance Air-conditioner boasts of being the world’s greenest AC with Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a much reduced global warming potential of 3.
India Design Mark
India Design Mark is awarded by India Design Council which is an autonomous body of Government of India established under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Government of India. India Design Mark has been initiated in cooperation with Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). Established in 1969 JDP contributes to the promotion of industrial activities, cultural improvement of the daily life and wholesome development of society through the encouragement of the design. The annual award saw participation from over 100 applicants across various categories from automobiles, construction, appliances etc.
About Godrej Appliances:
Godrej Appliances is the flagship division of the USD 3.3 billion Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd (G&B), one of India’s leading engineering technology and consumer products companies. Godrej forayed into appliances in 1958 and since then has been a leading player in the home appliances market in India. The company is known for delighting the consumer with innovative, relevant and green technologies. Godrej has created many milestones in the Indian appliance space – be it in the environment/energy efficiency space, including the launch of the first green AC in the world (2012), launch of the first green refrigerator in India (2001), launch of the first 5 star range of refrigerators (2008), launch of the first inverter AC in India (2005), the first refrigerator with 6 Star Performance(2012) or a pure consumer delight space like the launch of the music refrigerator, DAC (Dynamic Aqua Power Control) Technology, Tilt drum in washing machine or Steam Microwave Ovens and Pizza/Kebab makers in Microwave Ovens. Godrej’s focus on balancing consumer needs with environmental cause has enabled the organization to redefine the technology landscape in the appliances industry – to the delight of both the consumer and the environment.
Source: Business Wire India