Space cooling demand
Global temperatures are rising and summers are becoming less habitable across the EU, driving a surge in demand for thermal comfort solutions. In fact, space cooling has become the fastest-growing use of energy in buildings globally. However, the majority of space cooling systems in place today are resource-intensive and powered by non-renewables, with energy efficiency ratings averaging at less than a third of what they could be. The EU’s Fit for 55 package, as part of the 2030 Climate Plan, aims to cut emissions to at least 55% below 1990 levels in the coming years – a tall ask for the space cooling sector, where energy consumption has more than tripled since 1990. To reach this goal, the widespread uptake of energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions is crucial. An ideal net-zero space cooling scenario would involve a strong push for the implementation of passive and nature-based solutions, with the aim of reducing the demand for active systems and thereby reducing the need for energy expenditure in cooling.
The CoolLIFE project aims to address the need for sustainable solutions to the EU’s rising demand for cooling in buildings. The project will develop open-source tools which encourage the consideration of green cooling solutions in public and private decision-making, planning, design, and implementation processes.
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