Too cool for comfort
How rising incomes are lowering room temperatures at the cost of energy, health and comfort
Your air-conditioner can't keep you safe from Delhi’s noxious air
Indoor air quality is directly dependent on quality of outdoor air. It's time the aam aadmi came out on the streets to clean up not just …
‘Developed nations want India to leapfrog to a technology which even they have not accepted’
With climate change negotiations round the corner, an important debate on the use and phase out of hydrofluorocarbons used as coolant in …
Pakistan switches off air-conditioners in government offices
Prescribes summer dress code for employees
A smart idea
Economic growth has unleashed an enormous appetite for home appliances among the Indian middle class. At their current level of energy efficiency,…
Not as Cool: Ensure real world energy savings from ACs
With extreme weather events, heat waves and heat island effects becoming common, testing of ACs must become stringent to ensure real world performance
Murky science of comfort part 2: Why we feel suffocated in a building even when it is pleasant outside
Humans are built to get used to local environments but unfortunately industry interests have come to define what ‘comfortable’ room …
The fault in our stars
ISEER, the new system of rating and labeling ACs that began this year, seems designed to serve industry interest rather than consumer or climate …
India’s global share of AC units to increase 1/4th by 2050
In a business-as-usual scenario, the temperature of the planet will rise by 0.5 degrees through these units alone
अधिक कुशल और जलवायु के अनुकूल एयर कंडीशनर बनाने की नई पहल
आवासीय भवनों के लिए अधिक कुशल और जलवायु के अनुकूल कूलिंग समाधान विकसित करने के लिए दुनिया के विभिन्न हिस्सों के इनोवेटर्स की आठ ...
एसी का इस्तेमाल कम नहीं किया गया तो बिगड़ सकते हैं हालात
सीएसई ने आठ साल के बिजली खपत के आंकड़ों का अध्ययन करने के बाद कई महत्वपूर्ण तथ्यों का खुलासा किया है, जो दर्शाता है ...
What is COVID-19 signaling about building design for healthy living?
The possibility that our air-conditioned and cooled living spaces may make coronavirus comfortable and spread needs to be well understood to spur …
2070 में 3.5 अरब लोगों को करना पड़ सकता है भीषण गर्मी का सामना: अध्ययन
एक नए अध्ययन में कहा गया है कि अगले 50 वर्षों में, 2 से 3.5 अरब लोगों को भीषण गर्मी का सामना करना पड़ ...
The paradox of cooling
For a tropical country like India, there is not much to cherish about. The number of unbearably hot days experienced by India and Bangladesh will rise
World to need 10 bln-plus more cooling machines: Report
Energy-efficient cooling can help avoid the equivalent 460 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere
COVID-19: What does air-borne transmission mean for air conditioning
Given the evolving nature of advisories, cutting down on use of air-conditioners is the most logical and economic thing to do