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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Rohit Pallerla – Zodhya shares his thoughts on Energy Efficiency at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 25 & 26, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

Satya Seshadri – IIT Madras, moderated the session

Other panel participants were:

Sudarsan MS – Albatross Energetics (Watch their presentation – here)

Vineet Dravid – oorja.energy  (Watch their presentation – here

Chirag Panchal – Enerlyf (Watch their presentation – here

Understanding the Energy Landscape

In the bustling world of commercial real estate, where every square foot counts and every watt matters, the quest for energy efficiency has become more than just a buzzword – it’s a necessity. With buildings accounting for a significant portion of global emissions, the need for innovative solutions to curb energy consumption and reduce environmental impact has never been more urgent.

Ideation to Implementation: The Genesis of Zodhya

Enterprising minds at Zodhya, armed with a passion for sustainability and a drive for innovation, embarked on a mission to revolutionize the way commercial spaces operate. Their journey from ideation to implementation is not just a testament to their entrepreneurial spirit but also a source of hope for a greener, more sustainable future.

Introducing “Saver”: The Heart of Energy Optimization

At the heart of their endeavor lies a profound understanding of the energy landscape. Recognizing that buildings contribute a staggering one-third of global emissions, primarily driven by electricity consumption, the team at zodhya set out to tackle this problem head-on. Their vision? To make commercial spaces more energy efficient and move them towards a path of lower emissions and ultimately, net-zero energy consumption.

From Concept to Creation: 

The genesis of their solution can be traced back to their college days, when they began exploring various technologies to address energy inefficiencies. From harnessing kinetic energy to developing IoT devices, the journey was fraught with challenges and breakthroughs. One pivotal realization was the critical role of HVAC systems in energy consumption and the need for smarter, more efficient solutions.

Saver in Action: Optimizing Energy Usage in Real-Time

Thus, “Saver” was born – a revolutionary device designed to optimize cooling loads and energy usage in buildings. Powered by AI-based algorithms, Saver intelligently analyzes cooling requirements in real time, ensuring optimal energy utilization while maintaining comfort levels. Its capabilities extend beyond mere energy optimization, providing valuable insights into inefficiencies and supporting proactive maintenance.

Impact Beyond Buildings: Addressing Energy Demand at Scale

The impact of Saver extends far beyond individual buildings. In a country like India, where energy demand has doubled in the past few years, managing energy consumption while reducing emissions is paramount. Saver’s ability to understand load patterns and integrate renewable energy sources like solar power offers a glimmer of hope in addressing this challenge. 

Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

But the journey doesn’t end with technology; it’s about people and partnerships. Zodhya prides itself on its collaborative approach, working hand-in-hand with clients to implement and optimize their solutions. Testimonials from satisfied clients attest to the significant benefits of Saver – from significant cost savings to improved operational efficiency across diverse portfolios.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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