Paharpur wins Techemerge competition for sustainable cooling innovation project in Indian hospitality sector.

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Inustry : Hospitality industry | Commercial buildings
Location : Mumbai, India

The Challenge

The hospitality industry has big hopes from sustainable cooling innovations. Hotels consume more energy per built area than any other real estate asset. In a situation w90\] here our national capital was on the verge of a power outage a couple of months ago (owing to the lack of coal reserves), smart energy management has become the need of the hour. It is indispensable that we start looking at the socio-environmental impact of the exploitation of natural resources and start looking at alternative energy management practices to promote sustainability.

The Solution

Hence, six cutting-edge innovators have been selected to partner with Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), to pilot new cost-effective, climate-smart cooling technologies, as part of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Techemerge program. The IFC program, funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Finance (ICF), matches innovators across the world with leading companies in emerging markets to accelerate the adoption of solutions that make cooling more affordable and energy-efficient while mitigating greenhouse gases gas emissions.

Paharpur Cooling Towers has been selected among 29 innovators from 11 countries to install Greenpro Certified low approach cooling tower at the Taj Palace in New Delhi and the Taj Exotica in Goa, for sustainable cooling in both dry and humid conditions. This solution aims to lower energy consumption for cooling by up to 15-20% energy round the year, with a payback period of fewer than two years. This Lowproach product range of Paharpur has received global ecolabelling certification by CII, on account of using 40% recyclable materials in the product construction.

PCTL Lowproach cooling towers are expected to cause annual energy savings worth 80,000 units and hence reduce the overall carbon footprint of the HVAC plant at the 2 IHCL properties in Delhi and Goa.