Emerging Low-Carbon Cooling Practices and Technologies
As the world warms, cooling through air-conditioning becomes increasingly important in our climate adaptation measures. It is vital to get cooling right – meeting the cooling demand without the devastating climate impacts. In recent years, much effort has gone toward this, including the Global Cooling Prize, which saw technology prototypes with 5 times less climate impact than conventional air-conditioning. Work is going on personal cooling devices and technologies as well as on a host of low-carbon cooling technologies including mechanical ventilation, evaporative cooling, radiant cooling, etc. This session looks at some of the sustainable cooling technologies and what is required to make them market ready.