New Delhi, 8th March 2017: Keeping true the values of innovation and sustainability, Parryware, India’s leading manufacturer of bathroom products in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have taken the initiative to power the “GRIHA Summit 2017”. Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) attempts to minimize a building’s resource consumption, waste generation, and overall ecological impact within certain nationally acceptable limits and benchmarks.
The theme of the two days summit is “Transforming Habitats” which focuses on driving design and construction of sustainable habitats across the country. The major issue of relationships between urban governance and capacities to transform, innovate and shape the future of the cities, will be discussed.
The annual summit serves as a knowledge sharing platform amongst government bodies, academia, civil society organizations and professionals from different disciplines like architecture, engineering and construction. The GRIHA 2017 summit, is in line with government’s agenda for smart cities, inclusive growth and role of technology in sustainable development. It focuses on the future of construction technologies, tackling the growing cooling demand through co-operation and co-creation of models for Green cooling technologies, growing water scarcity in cities, choosing green products and techniques for sustainable development. Also, the issue and challenges in green financing, transforming habitats through sustainable and resilient buildings, policy tools to promote energy efficiency in buildings, health & well-being and environmental quality, will be addressed.
Mr K.E Ranganathan, MD, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd. “It’s our great privilege to have partnered with the GRIHA Summit in its eight running year. It is one of the leading platforms that addresses the most vital topic of building a sustainable future. With its more than 60 year heritage, Parryware continues to create technologically innovative and eco-friendly products for the sustainable development of smart cities. Certified by GRIHA, Parryware’s green and technologically advanced products ranging from Green Faucets, Green Toilets, Cisterns and Dual Flushing system are well appreciated for making buildings more efficient in their use of energy and water.”
As a part of the summit, Parryware showcased its eco-friendly products in the Green House. Few of the products exhibited are – Single lever basin mixer, BEE 5 star water heater, urinal, faucet endorsed by GRIHA. Parryware’s water efficient products set the benchmark for design, engineering, manufacturing, selection, installation and maintenance of water-efficient plumbing products for domestic and commercial applications in India.
Following the parent group, Roca’s philosophy, the expertise and revolutionary R&D technology along with the trust on brand Parryware prove to be a potent force - equipped with leading infrastructure. Their state-of-the-art plant at Bhiwadi is zero-waste and has an integrated water treatment plant for water efficiency. In the ceramic production process, the company is also trying to reduce the CO2 emissions in factories and aims to reduce energy consumption (per ton produced) by 25% by the year-end. Under the Zero Waste program, they are targeting 100% reduction of waste in all manufacturing units.
True to its legacy, Parryware continues to progress from strength to strength and charter ahead as a provider of complete and contemporary bathroom solutions for India. It is the first brand to introduce water saving closets in India. It dominates the health, water-saving and hygiene platforms with products such as Dual Flush systems, Anti-Microbial seat covers, waterless urinals and electronic touch-free faucets.
Parryware, India’s leading manufacturer of bathroom products, originated from EID Parry, one of the country’s oldest and most reputed business entities. In 2006, it entered into a joint venture with Roca Corporación, Spain, and became a Roca Group subsidiary in 2008 and turned into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Roca Group in 2011.
Re-launched into a new avatar in 2015, Parryware continues to hold the title, ‘Superbrand’ for the year 2014-15. Parryware, with its more than 60 year heritage has firmly positioned itself in the market with its seven manufacturing units strategically located across the country and with presence in several overseas markets. Brand’s strong foothold in the market has been testified by coveted titles such as ‘Trusted Brand’ (received in 2012, 2013 & 2014), ‘Super brand’ (in 2007 & 2015) & ‘Powerbrand’ (in 2010-11) and many prestigious endorsements from the leading International quality certification authorities. True to its legacy, Parryware continues to progress from strength to strength and charter ahead as a provider of complete and contemporary bathroom solutions for India.
About Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd
Roca, a Spanish Owned Group, has been a global frontrunner in the bathroom space for almost 100 years with a focus on Design, Innovation, Sustainability and Wellbeing. With a presence in over 135 countries and 74 production plants spread across five continents, Roca is the ultimate worldwide benchmark reference for the creation of bathroom products.
In India, Roca consolidated its position by joining hands with Parryware in 2006. With a solid distribution network in place, Roca Bathroom Products has a Pan India retail presence, which is targeting to expand its retail presence in Tier II and III cities. Backed by a strong and rich pedigree, Roca is poised to continue its revolutionary and leading presence in the country.