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Upcoming meeting Green Drinks Mumbai


Our meetings are always on the first Wednesday of the month, from 8 pm till 10 pm at a location in Lower Parel.

2nd December 2015

This session, we will start with a short introduction to Green Buildings, followed by the opening talk by Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan (Associate Vice President – Technology and Strategic Partnerships at GIBSS - Green India Building Systems and Services). He will introduce innovative technologies to us, like Geothermal cooling systems used by GIBSS, to reduce energy use in buildings. He will also talk about what this type of technology means to residential communities and smart cities.


Date _____Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
Time _____8:00 pm – 10 pm
RSVP____ RSVP not required (but appreciated)
_________Do let others know you are going, you are invited to bring them along.

Agenda ___>> 10 minute introduction to Green Building
_________>> 20 minute opening talk (by Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan)
_________>> Debate on a question posed by Mr. Viswanathan to the audience

_________>> Q&A
_________>> Networking time
_________>> Post 10 pm, optional drinks@ ‘The White Owl’
___________ Ground floor, Tower 2, One IndiaBulls Centre

Venue____Training Room @ Aditya Birla Finance Limited
_________14th floor
_________One IndiaBulls Centre, Tower 1
_________841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road,
_________LOWER PAREL
_________Mumbai - 4000 13

Contact___Pavithra @ + 91 981 9494 182
_________Carolien @ + 91 9619 233 429
_________(Coordinators, Green Drinks Mumbai)


We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


>>About the Talk and the Speaker


The session will begin with an introduction to Green Buildings by Pavithra Mohanraj / Carolien Klep. We will discuss what green buildings do and how they are shaping up in India.

Mr.Balasubramanian Viswanathan from GIBSS will then go on to discuss some of the innovative technology being used in green buildings, with a focus on geothermal systems (which have been recognised by bodies such as WWF, MNRE and FICCI). He will share with the group the work done by GIBSS in reducing carbon and water footprint in over 300 buildings across India. 

Mr. Viswanathan will also share case studies of this technology in action and discuss the benefits of deploying this technology in large residential communities and smart cities.



Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan is Associate Vice President – Technology and Strategic Partnerships at GIBSS.

Mr. Viswanathan has over 10+ years of experience in high performance building technologies. He has held senior positions in organisations such as Siemens, Trane and Ingersoll Rand in both India and United States and has managed several projects involving Green buildings and renewable technologies like Geothermal systems. He is also one of the thirteen IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) accredited professionals in all of South East Asia. Mr. Viswanathan holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Mumbai University and is a member of ASHRAE.



>>About Green Drinks Mumbai 

Green Drinks is a network for everyone in Mumbai who wants to stay in touch with fellow sustainability professionals and enthusiasts, across industries - including corporates, entrepreneurs, academics, government representatives and students.

Can't stay updated about the rapid developments in sustainability across industries? 
Looking for folk with varied expertise to grow your initiative or business? 
Feel like spending some quality time with people who get what you do for a living?

Join us at our monthly Green Drinks Mumbai chapter meet-ups: 1.5 hours, informative and inspiring opening talk, plenty of people and a joint passion for the environment!

Our network is part of 600+ Green Drinks chapters around the globe. The Green Drinks movement (www.greendrinks.org) is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured.

Connect with us: 
LinkedIn: Green Drinks Mumbai
Facebook: Green Drinks Mumbai 

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 


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Previous meetings

Wednesday 4th November 2015

@Aditya Birla Finance Limited & the White Owl (Lower Parel)

Opening talk by Mr. Tony Henshaw (Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group). Animated session where Tony highlighted how the Aditya Birla Group has come up with a different model for integrating sustainability into business. He also discussed the importance of the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris (the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 21) and what they will mean for India.

Wednesday 7th October 2015

@Cafe Free India, Lower Parel

Opening talk by Mr. Madhav Pai (Director - India, The WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities) gave a talk around Smart Sustainable Mobility. In a highly interactive session Mr. Pai shared with us how the sustainable transport and urban planning projects they worked on changed traffic, air quality and the livability of the city.

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

@Aditya Birla Finance Limited & the White Owl (Lower Parel)

Opening talk by Anna Warrington from Forum for the Future on their futures technique. In front of a full house, Anna presented the technique and illustrated it with very instructive, entertaining and sometimes confrontational examples from their daily practice. The afterhours networking in the White Owl saw lively debates on the role of CSR as well as interesting (re)new(ed) connections between the corporates, consultants, designers, researchers and NGO's present.

Wednesday 1st July 2015

@ the White Owl (Lower Parel))

Opening talk by our own Rutuja Tendolar on Sustainability in Finance, giving the group a great quick course in what sustainability in finance means, how and where it is used and what the status of developments is in the field. The group was small but very excited to meet after a long time and with the new concept with the opening talk.

20th October 2012

We had a nice meetup last Saturday in Cocoa Cafe in Bandra. Topics included teaching moleculair biology, educational environments, whether organic food is actually sustainable, air quality measurements, LED solar lighting, and many others that I missed. Hope to have such a great response next month too! The group unanimously decided to hold next meetings on Saturday evenings to allow office people from other parts of town to join in.

17th October, 2012


13th September 2012

The first meeting after a very long gap was small but interesting.

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We were featured in Mid Day.....


28th March 2011

On a balmy Monday evening, in anticipation of the upcoming "Cricket Blockbuster" a motley bunch of professionals met up at the Mumbai Times Cafe over wine, nimboo paani, beer and loads of pleasanteries. There were the eco-entrepreneurs who dazzled with their confidence and ideas; the finance guys with their air of perceptible change at walking the talk; the cheeky green consultants with oodles of wit; and photographers, advertising professionals, MBA students and the like....

Conversation flowed freely from the vision of a solar-powered REWA to importing green power from Nepal... Our second meet in the Green Drinks, Mumbai chapter set off in style our endeavour of creating a microcosm of a professional community, committed to doing things differently....

Join us for our next meet towards the end of April and in the meanwhile, Chak De India.....!!!!!!

24th February 2011

The first meet of Green Drinks, Mumbai saw a gathering of over 20 people or so, some of whom actively dabbled in sustainability or related fields while others represented the curious/the interested/the supporters. As an introductory meet, we wanted to keep the evening low on agenda and high on fun. However, for our forthcoming initiative, we want to structure the focus of networking around an activity. So in case of any suggestions or enquiries, do contact us. In the meanwhile, join our Facebook page and we'll keep you updated on when we are meeting next.