PARALLEL SESSION 3
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS AND GREEN COOLING
The session will focus on Energy Efficiency in Buildings and green cooling.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS
European Union Delegation in India is supporting BEE in Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) adoption in four states (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar) as well as its larger penetration at national level. The program has helped to gather best practices as well as lessons learnt for wider adoption of ECBC at national level.
With the signing of the Paris Agreement and Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, there is a need for reducing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) emissions. While HFCs are not Ozone depleting, they have significant global warming potential. Through energy efficiency, there is potential for reducing GHG emissions due to cooling requirements. India’s residential and commercial cooling sectors, mobile air-conditioning in vehicles and commercial refrigeration sector needs support on the transition to alternate refrigerants with low global warming potential or introduction of innovative green cooling technologies. The EU project titled Strategic Partnership for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) is planning to support activities promoting green cooling in India and this session will elaborate on the planned activities and seek ideas for additional activities.