Whether in a hotel or in a manufacturing plant, when it comes to decarbonizing energy, a fundamental challenge consists in dealing with the three horns of the energy trilemma: Any viable solution must be affordable, reliable and sustainable.
The most effective way of doing so is finding an approach that is both bespoke - adapting to the specifics on site - and replicable across a wide range of applications.
This is what the Chinese Songtsam Group, an award-winning luxury boutique hotel collection, set out to do with Siemens Energy in 2022. The two partners together designed the Songtsam Group’s new development, the Songtsam Basomtso Linka, as a low-carbon hotel from the ground up.
Paying attention to environmental issues is not new to the Songtsam Group. “Since its founding in 2000, the Songtsam Group has honored its commitment to sustainability”, said Danzhen Qilin, Chief Development Officer of the Group. “We aspire to commence our transformation and to reduce or even neutralize our carbon footprint.”
With the new development, the partnership between the Songtsam Group and Siemens Energy is taking their commitment to sustainability to a new level, while also addressing the other two horns of the energy trilemma: Affordability and reliability.