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Delhi-based Curie Labs is using AI to make our cities more energy efficient

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Curie Labs, an energy analytics startup, uses sensors, cloud computation, controllers and AI to cut power consumption in large facilities by 25 percent.

Last Diwali, Saurabh Vij and Abhinav Saksena were appalled to see the levels of pollution recorded in Delhi and the country at large. The duo are friends from IIT Delhi. Abhinav comes from a core technical background while Saurabh had earlier founded a startup GTI Labs.

Discussing the pollution problem, they soon realised that one unit of power consumption leads to close to 0.5 kilogram of carbon emissions. They soon figured out that buildings consume and waste most of the power consumed.

“We started engaging with mall owners and commercial office building managers to understand the real source of wastage of power. To our surprise, there were a lot of areas/scope for massive improvements. It was our eureka moment; we realised that this problem can easily be tackled by leveraging the power of sensors and AI,” Saurabh explains.

Their research gave birth to Curie Labs, an energy analytics startup that uses IoT and AI to help malls, hospitals, hotels and larger buildings save up to 25 percent power per month.

Saurabh’s earlier startup experience had taught him that one of the most important things is understanding the market. They began by studying the........

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