India Cooling Action Plan

CSE contributed to drafting of India Cooling Action Plan in capacity of member to both technical and steering committees. CSE used it position to insure the plan addressed the issue of equity in addition to energy efficiency concerns. CSE significantly influenced the recommendations for space cooling sector, expanding the mandate of the plan to cover thermal comfort from original vision of cooling which invariably meaning air-conditioning. CSE rewrote the background note to recommendations to emphasis potential for using passive design interventions and planning to provide cooling across sectors and using it as first line of defense against warming climate instead of over reliance on energy efficient air-conditioning.