SDG 7: UNEP Implements District Cooling Phase in 6 Major Indian Cities

By District Energy posted 05-31-2019 00:00


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United Nations Environment Programme has started promoting district cooling initiatives in 6 major Indian cities. The initiative is currently underway in Amravati, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Pune, Rajkot and Thane. ISHRAE through its pan India presence is creating awareness for this initiative and is partnering with UNEP in this venture.

In the past few years, district cooling has become an increasingly popular energy infrastructure globally due to the resulting savings in energy costs, which can be as high as 50 per cent. By aggregating the cooling need of a cluster of buildings, the ISHRAE backed UNEP initiative will make cooling systems efficient by reducing fuel costs. Moreover, District Cooling delivers the comfort of air conditioning while also boosting the productivity and efficiency of the workforce in commercial areas.

By installing the District Cooling system, these pilot cities will be using a modern solution to simultaneously air condition a cluster of buildings while reducing the carbon footprint in their districts by utilising the system's centralised cooling plants that produce chilled water and channel cool air to customer buildings. Moreover, the reduced use of fossil fuel by the system will decrease carbon emissions, thereby creating a healthy and safe environment.

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