Optimal Cooling Pathways:An ImplementationFramework for the IndiaCooling Action Plan
August 28, 2020 | Launch Webinar
Model Based Assessment of ICAP Implementation Pathways
ICAP space cooling baseline of India warrants formassive energy demand, emissions load andrefrigerant demand. It also demands forsignificant amount of investment as well.However, the baseline cooling will still keepIndian per capita cooling energy demand (570Kwh) by 2037 far below the world average ofmore than 1000 Kwh/ person.
It is observed under the Sustainable Cooling scenario the coolingrequirement reduces more than 60% by 2037compared to Baseline and subsequently its coolingenergy and refrigerant demands are also lower thanBaseline to the level of 50~60%. This scenario clearlyhelps India to achieve its ICAP targets. However, italso warrants for policy level changes in terms ofstricter implementation of ECBC, GRIHA, LEED etc. toimprove the building energy efficiency and reduction
in operational energy requirement. As a successfulimplementation strategy ICAP can thus adopt a mixpathway combining adoption of advance coolingtechnologies like DSC along with implementation ofpassive cooling techniques.