March Webinar: “Testing Protocol”
The Global Cooling Prize will shortlist up to 10 finalists based on their Technical Applications to develop and produce two prototypes of their cooling solution. These prototypes will be tested under laboratory and real-world conditions in India in the summer of 2020. The testing process will include an Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) laboratory test, a lab simulated year-round performance test, and a field test in real apartments. In this webinar, prize administrators presented the specific details on the method and specific outcome of each of these tests. This was followed by a Q&A session. 132 individuals joined from 22 countries around the world.
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.
Dr. Yashkumar Shukla is Technical Director (Energy Systems) at Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE). He has more than fifteen years of international experience in building energy-efficiency research and serves as a lead on several energy-efficiency research projects at CARBSE. His current research includes calibration of simulation models, performance characterization of envelope and HVAC systems, net-zero energy buildings, and development of next-generation control algorithms.