India’s leading hospitality company, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the successful completion of nine pioneering pilot projects in collaboration with IFC’s TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling Innovation Program, within a short span of 18 months. This underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to fostering environmentally responsible practices to bring efficient, climate-smart, cost-effective cooling solutions to India’s hospitality sector.

Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “IHCL with Paathya, its comprehensive ESG+ platform, is committed to driving sustainability and social impact measures.  The rigorous testing of nine innovative cooling solutions has allowed us to validate their real-world performance.  The implementation of these pilots across our portfolio has the potential to result in savings of up to US$18.2 million and a substantial annual reduction of 108,000 tCO2 emissions. We are delighted to work with IFC for a greener future.”

IHCL has implemented two projects at Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur. A BE-IoT (Built Environment Internet-of-Things) system focusing on critical cooling system equipment, has shown remarkable potential for cost savings and emphasized the critical role of continuous monitoring and automation. The future introduction of AI/ML capabilities, in conjunction with monitoring and automation, holds the promise of unlocking even greater savings.