Guidelines on Accelerating ECBC Implementation in INDIA

The enforcement mechanism is the main emphasis of this study, which also documents the States/UTs progress in implementing the code and discusses any roadblocks or difficulties encountered along the way. To lower the sector's energy intensity and achieve the global climate targets, minimum energy performance requirements are necessary. We aim to close the gap between policies and action plans and ensure greenhouse gas reduction in the construction industry by providing guidelines for the effecti

Author: Rohit Thakur, Yatin Choudhary   |

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This study is on the existing policies, technology landscape, and implementation mechanisms for public procurement in India, including bulk procurement. Public procurement is relevant to further adoption of non-ODS, low GWP, and energy-efficient alternative technologies along with the capacity building and awareness among the agencies involved in the procurement process.

Author: Gaurav Phore, Shivam Gupta, Manjeet Singh   |   External Url

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Enabling cold chain infrastructure development in India


Enabling Cold-chain Infrastructure Development in India: Evolution and Assessment of Policies and Institutional Mapping” report was developed under the Alliance for Sustainable Habitat, Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort (SHEETAL) project, funded by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The report briefly summarises the institutional and policy development of cold-chain in India, a) highlighting the various institutions/actors and their role(s

Author: Dr. Khushboo Gupta, Mr. Tarun Garg, Ms. Arzoo Kumari and Dr. Satish Kumar   |   External Url

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Substantiating the Scope of Code: Eco-Niwas Samhita

This report presents the findings of our study that analyses the residential building stock and the applicability criteria of ENS, as defined by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The study carried out under the SHEETAL project is funded by CIFF. The report features the assessment of city jurisdiction area in ten million-plus cities across India covering the five climatic zones, conducted to gauge the housing trend dominating the urban landscape. The study highlights the p

Author: Ms Arzoo Kumari, Ms Shatakshi Suman and Mr Tarun Garg   |   External Url

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Transitioning to Super Energy-Efficient Room Air Conditioners: Fostering ICAP Implementation

This report, “Transitioning to Super Energy-Efficient Room Air Conditioners: Fostering ICAP Implementation”, is prepared under the umbrella of the on-going SHEETAL project, which is supported by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), to facilitate the implementation of India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) recommendations.

The report provides insights into the institutional and regulatory frameworks, market transformation strategies, and key initiatives

Author: Mr. Akhil Singhal, Ms. Srishti Sharma, and Mr. Tarun Garg   |   External Url

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Harnessing Behaviour Change for Promoting Energy Efficiency

Human behaviour has a critical role to play in fostering deeper energy savings. Decisions relating to energy use, including indoor temperature settings, adoption of star-labelled appliances, or participation in demand-response programs, are all intricately linked with human behaviour. The actions and attitudes of individuals play a key role in cumulative energy consumption. The rationale for leveraging behavioral tools for the promotion of energy efficiency comes from the realization that hum

Author: AEEE   |   External Url

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Analysis of Potato Value Chain in West Bengal

“Analysis of cold storage infrastructure in West Bengal- Retrofitting opportunities in the ESCO model” was developed under the Alliance for Sustainable Habitat, Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort (SHEETAL) project, in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Limited and funded by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The report presents West Bengal’s cold storage scenario, identifying the potential opportunities by modernizing and retrofitting cold-stor

Author: AEEE   |   External Url

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Collaborative R&D for Sustainable Cooling in India

This report highlights the need to tap into the expertise available across research institutions, universities, government agencies and industry to create a thriving ecosystem of collaborative R&D dedicated to cooling. It examines some of the key public–private R&D collaborations that have led to successful outcomes and determines the underlying factors of success. It analyses these factors in the form of the best practices that collaborative innovative programmes follow across

Author: Himanshu Dixit, Shikha Bhasin   |   External Url

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With India’s tropical climatic conditions and pressing climate need for cooling, there is a significant opportunity to increase the uptake of evaporative air coolers in India’s appliance market. Evaporative air coolers could play a significant role in providing thermal comfort for all while also reducing the demand for refrigerants with GWP in India. In comparison to air conditioners, evaporative air coolers are more affordable, consume less energy, have low operational and mainte

Author: Ms. Srishti Sharma, Mr. Akhil Singhal, and Mr Tarun Garg   |   External Url

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Super Efficient AC Deployment: Opportunities through business models in India

The policy brief aims to analyse the bulk procurement program for Super-Efficient Air Conditioners which includes key business strategies and technical criteria. The paper further analyses the existing framework of the model and elucidates key takeaways for impact enhancement. It explores various international models available in the cooling sector to recognize their applicability in the Indian context to promote low GWP refrigerant based energy-efficient air conditioners

Author: Madhur Bhargava, Manjeet Singh   |   External Url

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To overcome the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments are marshalling unprecedented levels of fiscal stimulus. It is crucial to seize this unique opportunity to facilitate the economic transition towards more sustainable development models, or, in other words, to “Build Back Greener”. This includes using this temporary period of expansionary economic policies to accelerate long-term progress on access to efficient, climate-friendly cooling in order to s

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Understanding Perceptions: A Behavioural Study in the Indian Cooling Sector

The impact of climate change is manifesting itself in increasingly erratic weather patterns, and even these increasing in frequency and severity. Heat waves in the summer months across the hemispheres are becoming more the norm than the exception.  The 2019 report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that around 2.3 billion people could be both exposed and vulnerable to heatwave events due to 1.5°C of global warming. The cooling sector has a major role to pla

Author: Mr. Karan Mangotra, Mr. Manjeet Singh, Mr. Gaurav Phore, Ms. Madhur Bhargava, Ms. Shreya Shekhar, Ms. Tanvi Sharma, Mr. Vasudevan Rangarajan, Mr. Vaibhav Gupta, Mr. Srikanth Gunishetty, Mr Ritesh Kumar Jha   |   External Url

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