Furthering Sustainable and Smart Space Cooling Solutions
With most of India’s air-conditioner stock yet to come, now is the critical window of opportunity to build in interventions that will have a meaningful impact on future energy consumption and emissions. These savings can be realized through a combination of interventions of which the building envelope is critical. Window labelling can help developers and end users choose the right windows for minimising the ingress of heat into buildings, thereby reducing the cooling energy consumption needed for maintaining satisfactory levels of indoor thermal comfort. Beyond energy-related benefits, programmes like these can lend credibility to manufacturers, increase their business and add value to customers. This is a scoping report for developing a windows energy labelling programme in India.