Panasonic India has won the National Conservation Energy Award (NECA 2012) for its non inverter 5 Star Air Conditioners at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th December 2012. President Pranab Mukherjee along with Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Power, presented the award to Manish Sharma, MD- Consumer Product Division, Panasonic India. The award is organized annually by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which is a statutory body under Ministry of Power, Government of India.
NECA is an award that accords national recognition to selected industrial units who have made systematic and serious attempts for efficient utilization and conservation of energy during the year. The scheme is open to all industrial units in the sub sectors like aluminum, automobile, chemicals, consumer goods, distillery and brewery, drugs & pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, forging, foundries, glass, integrated steel, mini steel, mining, paper & pulp, petrochemicals, refractory, sugar, steel re-rolling mill, textile plants and more.
Receiving the award, Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Consumer Product Division, Panasonic India said, “We are thankful to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, to have recognized our green innovation efforts which indeed have resulted in higher energy efficiency of our products. One of the ways in which we have integrated our contributions to the environment with business growth is by creating our ‘eco ideas’ mark to help our customers quickly and clearly identify products that have been designed to minimize energy and resource use. This certainly is our step forward towards realizing our vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018. We have been putting the environment at the centre of our business decisions as a way to bring forth our vision of “Green Life Innovation” and “Green Business Innovation.” Winning this award is extremely reassuring that we are on the right track and would definitely strengthen the faith our customers have in our green products.”
Air Conditioner is a product that a consumer would associate with high electricity consumption in turn leading to high electricity bills. That is why the consumers in the low to middle income group treat an air conditioner as a high involvement purchase decision product. Having a power consumption of 1530 W Panasonic TC 1.5 ton 5 star Jade series gives you more energy savings over a non star rated air conditioner in the long run. The energy conservation depends on the input power, the running hours and the cost of per unit electricity. If we compare Panasonic 1.5 ton Jade series having a power input of 1530W with a 1.5 ton non star rated air conditioner having a power input of 2510W, with 80% compressor being functional we can easily say that the consumers will save up to 39.04 percent on their electricity bill.
Panasonic’s CS-TC18NKY/CU-TC18NKY, a 5 Star air conditioner is the winning product in the consumer goods category. Several unique features in the air conditioner make it highly efficient in energy conservation. The Econavi mono sensor in the air conditioner can detect wasted energy and automatically select optimum energy saving operation which leads savings up to 20 percent. The High activity detection feature automatically increases cooling power to improve comfort when needed. The Anti Bacterial Filter which combines three effects in one: anti allergen, antivirus & anti bacteria protection to provide 99 percent clean air for a healthy lifestyle. The Soft Dry Mode starts with cooling to dehumidify and provides continuous breeze at a low frequency to keep a room dry without much change to the temperature. The anti-rust coating on the condenser and the super tropical compressor make the product highly efficient and help it perform well under high load conditions.
Panasonic has long focused its efforts in India on developing the best products possible for its Indian customers and employees. As a testimony to that the company has recently inaugurated its first environment friendly model factory in India in the town of Jhajjar, Haryana. It is the largest manufacturing facility for Panasonic’s global operations yet the factory will create almost zero waste. The introduction of a number of eco-features in the Techno Park Jhajjar factory, make it one of the greenest facilities Panasonic operates globally.
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