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Cooling is the new hot: Transitioning India to Super Energy-Efficient Room Air Conditioners

This blog provides a proposition for the continual efforts, for ecosystem-level enhancement, to overcome several barriers on different fronts, including market, financial, and enforcement barriers. Overcoming these barriers becomes essential to support the transition to super energy-efficient appliances, achieving overall ecosystem level efficiency gains, leading to a larger goal implementation of ICAP recommendations and identifying pathways to meet India’s Climate Change Commitments.

Author: Srishti Sharma,Akhil Singhal   |   External Url

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Retrofit and Modernize: A way forward for revamping legacy cold storages in India

This blog highlights on potato value-chain in West Bengal, focusing on assessing the cold storage industry in West Bengal, especially the different aspects of the potato value chain, highlighting the effect of inadequate cold storage infrastructure on the produce quality, food and associated monetary loss. The study also suggests the way forward by modernising and retrofitting the existing cold-chain infrastructure to avoid food loss and improve the energy performance of the cold storage

Author: Tarun Garg,Khushboo Gupta   |   External Url

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Embracing circular economy in cooling technologies

It is essential to transit towards the circular economy opportunities with the practice of three ‘R's — reuse, reduce, recycle

Author: Gaurav Phore, Shanmuganathan K   |   External Url

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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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