Passive & Low Energy Cooling Strategies for Achieving Thermal Comfort in India’s Upcoming Affordable Housing
This report titled “Passive & low energy cooling strategies for achieving thermal comfort in India’s upcoming affordable housing” has been developed under the Ozone Cell of the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India. The study focuses explicitly on HPMP Phase-II for affordable housing while aligning with the ICAP recommendations.
The objectives of the study are- (1) Examining and Identifying non-ODS and low-GWP alternative refrigerants and technologies for affordable housing. (2) Reducing the cooling demand through replicable building design features for affordable housing. The report has taken a unique study and analysis approach through expert stakeholder consultations to ensure its applicability and feasibility on-ground. Recommendations are laid out in priority grouping or ranking of passive and low-energy cooling strategies in terms of cooling load and cost. The report intends to be a building professional’s quick reference and handbook to select strategies in cases where there is less or no funding for building energy performance studies.