Acknowledging the need for collaborative and concerted action in space cooling, the Sustainable and Smart Space Cooling Coalition (SSSCC) forum was instituted in 2016 by AEEE in collaboration with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF). The coalition had key participation of 12-member organizations leading the research in multiple aspects of space cooling. The Coalition focused on sustainable and smart space cooling in its first phase in 2017. It prepared the ‘Thermal Comfort for All – Sustainable and Smart Space Cooling’ report which was released by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in September 2017. In its second phase (2017-19), the SSSCC with the addition of five new members contributed significantly towards the framing of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP).
Keeping in view that the Coalition members’ collective capabilities span across multiple and cross-cutting aspects of cooling – not limited to space cooling in buildings; the coalition has been re-positioned and recasting it as the “India Cooling Coalition” in its 3rd Phase onwards. India Cooling Coalition will be working on facilitating fast track implementation of ICAP. AEEE which has been the Secretariat of the Coalition previously continues to be the Secretariat for the ongoing phase.