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Evaporative Air Coolers: A Sustainable Alternative for Attaining Thermal Comfort

India is currently facing the dual challenge of providing affordable access to cooling and extenuating environmental degradation. Considering India’s tropical climatic conditions, the impact of  RACs on the environment and their low penetration, there is a significant opportunity to promote evaporative air coolers in India. Evaporative air coolers can prove to be an effective alternative technology because it uses sustainable and affordable non-GWP-refrigerant

Author: Srishti Sharma, Akhil Singhal   |   External Url

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Harnessing behaviour change for promoting energy efficiency

Despite best intentions, consumers largely fail to undertake the actions required for energy conservation. This gap between people’s self-professed intentions and their observed actions, famously termed as the ‘value-action gap,’ can be explained by insights from behavioral research. To be able to design effective behavioral interventions, it is important to identify how behaviors are formed and how they can be influenced through various levers. People&rsqu

Author: Simrat Kaur   |   External Url

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India’s Tricky Path To Cooling Itself Without Warming the World

The article delves into the idea of meeting India's growing demand for thermal comfort in a sustainable manner by leveraging and promoting energy-efficient equipment. This further provides the opportunity to achieve the goals for attaining energy security and reducing CO2 emissions outlined in India Cooling Action Plan, in line with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Author: R.R. Rashmi, Manjeet Singh   |   External Url

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Bringing economic and energy efficiency priorities together in a post-pandemic world

The economic repercussions of the pandemic have been alarming in the country with the contraction of GDP in Q1 of 2020 by 23.9% and the loss of jobs in April with the announcement of lockdown has been estimated to be at an alarming high of 

Author: Simrat Kaur, Tarun Garg   |   External Url

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UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR INDIA’S SERVICING TECHNICIANS: A PROMISE OF SKILL, SAFETY AND SOCIAL SECURITY

Training and certification system can ensure effective management of servicing practices as well as enhanced adherence to quality servicing requirements. This can be integral towards inducting servicing technicians into the formal economy and providing access to social security, as well as a baseline to further enhance their own trainings and qualifications to avail of enhanced employment opportunities and job growth. These are extremely important concerns as servicing alone is responsib

Author: Shikha Bhasin, Srishti Rana   |   External Url

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