Rishabh Kasliwal is passionate about energy efficiency in buildings, and strongly believes; with advancement in technology; energy efficiencies is now feasible and affordable for all building types (existing, new, small, medium and large). Also the pay-back into energy efficiency is now shorter compared to yesteryears.
As Managing Director of Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt Ltd, he has championed many projects – notable are ITC Maurya, Delhi achieving a LEED Score of 92 (first in the world for existing building); and also Hero MotoCorp named as the Garden Factory.
Energy costs are the second biggest costs for hospitality, so I am truly inspired with the growing technologies and solutions that can be leveraged to reduce costs, be profitable and balance contributions to planet.
Despite the positives, less than 1% of hotels in India are green building LEED certified. I believe this is a huge opportunity for hotels to embark on, as the benefits are multi-fold.