Leveraging an Understanding of RAC Usage in the Residential Sector to Support India’s Climate Change Commitment. In: ACEEE Summer Study 2018. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
Of thie overall nationwide cooling demand, space cooling, that is, comfort cooling in the building sector, comprises 50% of the total, and also shows the maximum improvement potential in terms of energy saving and carbon emission reduction. Within space cooling, room air conditioners (RACs) contribute ~45% of the energy consumption, and represent a significant share (50%) of the sector’s savings potential. Thus, RAC is a very important part of the dialogue on addressing India’s cooling challenge. This documents highlights the importance of RAC usage in the residential usage to support India’s climate change promises.