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Innovating Sustainability: iHandal Energy Solutions’ Success Story in Sustainable Energy Solutions

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Innovating Sustainability: iHandal Energy Solutions' Success Story in Sustainable Energy Solutions

iHandal Energy Solutions, a leading Malaysian company specialising in energy efficiency solutions for the hospitality and manufacturing industry, has emerged as one of the key players in the growing sustainable energy landscape.


Established in 2009, iHandal Energy Solutions is renowned for its engineering excellence, particularly with its patented heat recovery system, HeatFuse. This innovative system is designed, manufactured, and commissioned from the company’s facility in Shah Alam, Selangor.


iHandal’s proprietary heat recovery system, HeatFuse, has been utilised in over 200 hotels across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. By recovering wasted heat from air and liquid sources, establishments using HeatFuse can achieve up to 70% savings on thermal energy operating costs (heating and cooling). Simultaneously, they contribute to reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions, aligning with their environmental and sustainability targets.

MIDA’s Green Investment Tax Allowance as a Positive Catalyst

Rising utility costs have driven companies to enhance the energy efficiency of their facilities. While technologies like HeatFuse typically deliver payback within 2 to 4 years, the initial capital investment can be a barrier. Fortunately, MIDA’s Green Investment Tax Allowance, covering 100% of the capital expenditure for three years, has made HeatFuse more financially accessible, fostering increased adoption of this energy-efficient technology.


This supportive environment not only facilitates such remarkable results but also aligns seamlessly with Malaysia’s long-term goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. MIDA’s commitment in facilitating sustainable development programme is an indispensable part of this work, as collectively, iHandal’s customers are making a significant impact by reducing more than 60,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. This collaborative effort is a crucial step toward realising Malaysia’s ambitious targets for a sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

Start Local, Go Global

iHandal’s decision to establish operation in Malaysia was driven by the nation’s strategic advantages, including a skilled workforce, a supportive business environment, and favourable trade relations with neighbouring countries. With a dedicated assembly and manufacturing facility, iHandal is now expanding globally, strategically tapping into international markets, diversifying its portfolio, and contributing to the global sustainability agenda.


Having already secured 20% of its customers outside Malaysia, iHandal aims to solidify its foothold in the Southeast Asia region, positioning itself as a leader in heat recovery systems for the hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.

iHandal's Inspirational Journey

iHandal’s journey in Malaysia serves as a beacon for success in the sustainable energy sector. This milestone not only underscores iHandal’s commitment but also highlights the robust support provided by the government agencies like MIDA in assisting companies to identify and implement proven and certified green technology from credible, homegrown entrepreneurs. As we continue to grow, we encourage other companies to explore the vast opportunities that Malaysia offers in promoting sustainable practices and consider it as a strategic hub for their global ambitions.