The Global Cooling Prize Award will be held tomorrow

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The Global Cooling Prize award ceremony will be held at 6.30 pm on April 29, 2021, and the winning team(s) will be awarded $1 million to support the commercialization of their technology. Global Cooling Prize (GCP) adopted one of the most stringent evaluation criteria to access the performance of the working prototypes produced by finalist teams. CARBSE at CRDF, CEPT University conducted a performance evaluation of the finalist prototype that involved field tests and laboratory tests. 
The Global Cooling Prize is an innovation competition to develop a climate-friendly residential cooling solution.
The Global Cooling Prize was launched in November 2018, where over 2000 teams registered, of which 445 teams submitted their preliminary ideas, and 139 teams from 31 countries followed through. Of these eight teams were announced as finalists in November 2019.
CARBSE at CEPT University conducted a performance evaluation of the finalist prototype that involved field tests and laboratory tests.
The need for cooling residential built spaces compounded by a warming planet is driving unprecedented growth in demand for comfort cooling.
By harnessing the power of innovation, the competition aimed to provide cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives, without contributing further to runaway climate change.

AHMEDABAD; 28 April 2021: The Global Cooling Prize (GCP) — initiated by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), US; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; and Mission Innovation, and administered by RMI, Conservation X Labs, Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and CEPT University —has catalyzed innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world to solve the growing climate threat that comes from spiralling demand for residential air conditioning. By harnessing the power of innovation, the competition aimed to provide cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives, without contributing further to runaway climate change. The innovation competition was designed to incentivize the development of a residential cooling solution that will have at least five times (5X) less climate impact than today’s standard Room AC units being sold in the market.
What Happened so far: Following the Prize launch in November 2018, over 2,000 participant registrations were received from innovators, start-ups, research institutes, universities, and key AC industry manufacturers. Of these registered entities, 445 teams submitted their preliminary ideas through the Intent to Apply Form, and 139 teams from 31 countries around the globe followed through with their submission of the full Detailed Technical Application to the Prize.
In November 2019, the GCP coalition announced eight finalist teams and awarded each team, funding to support the subsequent stage of the Prize — two working prototype development and delivery. The Finalist teams are from India, China, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and are led by some of the world’s largest air conditioner manufacturers as well as some very promising corporations and startups.
What Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy did: Global Cooling Prize (GCP) adopted one of the most stringent evaluation criteria to access the performance of the working prototypes produced by finalist teams. CARBSE at CEPT University conducted a performance evaluation of the finalist prototype that
involved field tests and laboratory tests. One of the kinds, state-of-the-art laboratory was especially set up at the CEPT University by the CARBSE team to conduct the lab tests.
CARBSE teamwork carried out field tests in the NCR region by installing prototypes in a real apartment block with high-level sensors and controls to monitor their real-time performance under vary harsh outdoor conditions over months. The performance evaluation was conducted between September 2020 and March 2021. The International Technical Review Committee reviewed the data prepared by CARBSE team for the performance of each prototype and have arrived at a selection of the winning team(s). The winning entries will have the potential to deliver cooling with at least five times lower climate impact. When scaled up, such a technology has the potential to mitigate up to 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century. Nine researchers, building scientists and technicians worked on the project from CEPT.

About CEPT University:
CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing, and managing human habitats. Its teaching programs aim to build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen understanding of human settlements.  CEPT University also undertakes advisory projects to further the goal of making habitats more liveable. Through its education, research and advisory activities, the University strives to improve the impact of habitat professions in enriching the lives of people in India’s villages, towns and cities. The University comprises five faculties: viz. the Faculty of Architecture, the Faculty of Planning, the Faculty of Technology, the Faculty of Design, and the Faculty of Management.
CEPT University takes its name from the ‘Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology’ and has been established by the Ahmedabad Education Society with the support of the Government of Gujarat and the Government of India. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the Government of India recognizes the University as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).

About CEPT Research and Development Foundation (CRDF):
CEPT Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) is the research and advisory arm of CEPT University. CEPT University has created a vibrant environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation focused on issues concerning human habitats. Through CRDF, University engages actively in research projects, advisory assignments and capacity building initiatives aimed at solving critical problems in the built environment and improving people’s quality of life in towns and cities. Through these research and consulting pursuits, our faculty members make available their academic knowledge and professional expertise to external stakeholders including the government, public sector organisations, NGOs, communities, and businesses.

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