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“Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency” (RAISE) national programme has been launched to potentially alleviate the issue of bad air quality in workspaces across the nation and pioneer ways to make them healthier and greener.
The RAISE initiative focuses on improving indoor air quality, energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the office air conditioning.
- US Agency for International Development (USAID) MAITREE programme and EESL has launched the “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” initiative.
- The initiative is to address the challenges of air conditioning systems so that they are healthy and energy efficient.
- The RAISE initiative has been launched under this programme. It is to be extended to government offices after examining its success.
|About EESL: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of the Ministry of Power is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in the country.Driven by the mission of Enabling More – more transparency, more transformation, and more innovation, EESL aims to create market access for efficient and future-ready transformative solutions that create a win-win situation for every stakeholder.
About USAID: USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results.
About MAITREE (Market Integration and Transformation Program for Energy Efficiency) program:
It is a part of the US-India bilateral Partnership between the Ministry of Power and USAID and is aimed at accelerating the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency as a standard practice within buildings, and specifically focuses on cooling.