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Developing cost-effective and low-carbon options to meet India’s Cooling Demand through 2050

Energy demand for space cooling is the fastest-growing energy use in buildings globally. This study provides a detailed bottom-up framework for assessing the space cooling energy demand from India’s urban residential sector in 2050. It prioritizes “thermal comfort for all” households and recommends implementable solutions for meeting this energy demand sustainably.


​Collaborative project with Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and CRDF, CEPT University. Client: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, as part of the India Energy Transformation Platform

Executive Summary


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