Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation in India hosted the ‘Homes of the Future’ track at its flagship Digital Innovation Summit 2021 in its effort to reach net-zero carbon emissions as well as increase emphasis on smart and sustainable living in the future and beyond. The summit is currently taking place between October 19th and 21st.
The session was deliberated by Srinivas Shanbhogue, Vice President, Home and Distribution, Schneider Electric India along with Gita Ramanan – CEO & Co-founder – Design Café, and Kavita Sastry, Principal Architect – KS Designs Studio and Chairperson, IIID Bengaluru, was themed around “Smart and Sustainable Living”. The experts discussed the need for adopting sustainable and smart homes to create a carbon-neutral future.
Schneider Electric India, Design Café, and Code’s commitment to enabling houses and making them energy efficient were conveyed in the Innovation Talk. The conversation focused on topics such as the rise in energy demand, the significance of meeting customer expectations with energy-efficient solutions, sustainability trends, eco-friendly products, and the smart home sector.
The experts emphasized the importance of optimizing home furnishing space, as well as numerous solutions that assist in making houses more efficient, as well as various difficulties and opportunities that are driving the shift to Smart Homes.
At the event, Mr. Srinivas Shanbhogue, Vice President- Home and Distribution, Schneider Electric India-
“Being the leader of energy management and home automation, we constantly work towards bringing in sustainable and smart home solutions. Our energy-efficient home automation solutions seamlessly fit into existing and new homes, providing sustainable comfort, convenience, and security. At Schneider Electric India, we have taken measures to reduce carbon footprint and have pledged to become operationally net-zero by 2030.”
Ms. Gita Ramanan, CEO & Co-Founder, Design Cafe-
“Design Café’s consistent pursuit is to offer sustainable personalized design solutions for homes at affordable prices. Throughout our journey, we realized that there are various ways to adapt sustainability and personalize offerings according to clients’ preferences. Like Schneider Electric India, for us, sustainability remains our top priority right from selecting the construction material to finalizing the effective utility of the space. So, all these decisions are taken after evaluating the long-term impact on the environment. Sustainable and eco-friendly designs and materials such as jute, bamboo, terracotta flooring, concrete flooring, wooden false ceiling, and lots of plants help in reducing the carbon footprint and leads towards a high-quality design with low environmental impact”.
Ar. Kavita Sastry, Principal Architect – KS Designs Studio and Chairperson, IIID Bengaluru-
“Design thinking has evidently emerged as the need of the hour. So, businesses are re-thinking their infrastructure and interiors to become more attuned to larger climate needs. With this view in mind, we are witnessing an uptick of homes that blend technology with nature and sustainability. This, therefore, counteracts the effects of increasing carbon footprints. At Schneider Electric, Homes of the future will continue aligning with the needs of the environment as well as the needs of individuals and bring together innovation to sustain a clean and green living.”
Schneider Electric’s three-day virtual Innovation Summit aims at igniting discussions about the need of integrating sustainability with business. The event themed “Digital: The Path to Sustainability with Aatma Nirbhar Bharat,” would bring together industry leaders and policymakers; to ponder and discuss how India can build a sustainable and resilient future.
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