Indian healthcare group Apollo Hospitals has reduced its carbon emissions by 290,000t in collaboration with social enterprise Smart Joules.

Apollo Hospitals has adopted 235 energy conservation measures since integrating Smart Joules’ JoulePAYS solution.

These are expected to save more than 235 million kWh and Rs2bn ($24.42m) for the company by 2030.

Apollo Hospitals president Dr K Hariprasad said: “Apollo Hospitals has always been committed to providing world-class healthcare services to our patients, while also being mindful of our environmental impact.

“By adopting Smart Joules’ innovative JoulePAYS solution, we have been able to optimise our cooling, heating, ventilation and automation systems across our hospitals, significantly saving energy without compromising on any aspect of the patient experience.

“We hope that our initiative will inspire other healthcare providers to join us in this green revolution.”

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Designed for retrofitting existing buildings, Smart Joules’ JoulePAYS solution aims to provide businesses with profitable climate action opportunities by reducing energy without requiring upfront investment.

Over the past ten years, Apollo Hospitals has used the JoulePAYS solution to enable energy-efficient cooling, heating, ventilation and automation at 18 hospitals across India.

India aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070 and has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by one billion tonnes by 2030.

Smart Joules CEO Arjun P Gupta said: “Our collaboration with Apollo Hospitals can be traced back to 2018.

“Their trust in expanding our work across all of the largest hospitals in their portfolio demonstrates our leadership in delivering real energy savings on the ground through a mix of technology innovations and simple-to-adopt business models.

“We are looking to offer similar zero-investment, zero-risk and guaranteed savings offerings to other leading Indian businesses who want to cut costs and carbon emissions across their entire portfolio of facilities under a single contract.”