To celebrate National Energy Conservation Day, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has reinforced its commitment towards energy conservation and spreading awareness about energy efficiency.
"Energy conservation is a very integral part of IHCL's business as it impacts both the present and the future. The company's annual renewable energy consumption has increased considerably, with many of our key hotels powered by wind and solar energy sources. In an industry first, IHCL has partnered with IFC (International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group) on sustainable cooling solutions for the Indian hospitality industry," said Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President and Global Head – Human Resources, IHCL.
IHCL hotels saved approximately 1,202,000,000 megajoules of energy, which is equivalent to powering 656,500 typical 4-person households between 2008 and 2021. 27 hotels are currently powered by renewable energy. These initiatives are further strengthened by IHCL's recent partnership with Tata Power to provide energy from Green Source to its key hotels in Mumbai – The Taj Mahal Palace, Taj Lands' End and Taj Wellington Mews. The hotels are expected to access approximately 60 per cent of energy from green sources and reduce nearly 22.9 million kg of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
As part of their commitments with the EarthCheck Certified program, all IHCL hotels follow Sustainability Action Plans and implement Energy Efficiency Programs and initiatives. The hotels undergo independent audits to verify compliance with energy usage and the effectiveness of the initiatives implemented for energy efficiency across the hotel operations.
For more information on IHCL's sustainable initiatives, please visit: IHCL Sustainability Report