January Webinars: “How to Apply to the Global Cooling Prize”

In this “How to Apply to the Prize” webinar, Prize administrators gave a brief presentation on the Global Cooling Prize, the Prize Timelines, the Intent to Apply Form, and the Detailed Technical Application. Attendees tuned in from 14 countries and asked great questions.


Be sure to check out the recordings of the sessions! (Note: the presentations for both sessions are very similar but with unique Q&A’s)


– Watch a recording of the January 22 webinar here

– Watch a recording of the January 23 webinar here

– To follow along with the presentation deck, click here

–> Please note, slide 24 should state that the Detailed Technical Application is ‘only accessible to participants who have registered.’


Chad Gallinat

Chad Gallinat is the Senior Program Manager responsible for Conservation X Lab’s Cooling Grand Challenge. He has a PhD in Materials Engineering and 9 years of experience working as both a research scientist advancing important clean energy technologies as well as an energy policy advisor managing and coordinating global energy efficiency policy activities between government officials, industry partners, and other stakeholders. Before joining CX Labs he managed a range of multilateral and bilateral energy efficiency efforts designed to engage the public- and private-sectors, including the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling and Global Lighting Challenges. Chad has experience in the private sector and with a national laboratory performing fundamental scientific research and analysis improving the energy efficiency of a variety of advanced functional materials. Chad is passionate about improving people’s lives by accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies that are climate friendly and economically viable.

Ankit Kalanki

Ankit is an Associate with the Buildings Practice at RMI and is currently working on the Global Cooling Prize project. He is a recent graduate from Carnegie Mellon and brings with him a diverse skill set that includes techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, policy analysis as well as knowledge of application software such as Homer and Tableau.

Elizabeth O’Grady

Elizabeth is a Senior Associate in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Building Practice working on the Global Cooling Prize. The objective of the prize is to develop and scale a residential cooling solution that consumes five times less grid-supplied energy than today’s standard products. This technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050 and prevent 0.5°C of global warming by 2100. Elizabeth is also part of the SEED program, focused on our work in Uganda.