In India, only 58% of households have access to piped water in the dwelling and the government predicts that annual average water availability per capita will decline 13% between 2011 and 2025. The ongoing water crisis, compounded by rapid population growth and competing water uses, would benefit from water efficiency.
CLASP and local partner Environmental Design Solutions investigated the viability of water efficiency policies in conserving water and mitigating associated carbon emissions from water heating. A draft national policy under development with the Bureau of Indian Standards could avoid 71 MT of CO2 emissions and reduce water consumption by 7 trillion liters annually.
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Market Assessment Report for Chillers in India
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Market Assessment Report for Light Commercial Air Conditioners in India
This report examines the vast potential for GHG emissions reduction and energy consumption in India from Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCACs) through the mandatory efficiency labeling program. It delves into the technical assistance provided by CLASP and PwC to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to upgrade the labeling program for LCACs to a mandatory phase.
U.S. Consumer Attitudes Towards Appliance Efficiency Standards and Purchasing Behaviors by Income, Race, and Homeownership
This Issue Brief serves to inform the US Department of Energy (DOE) and policymakers of the widespread public support for federal appliance energy efficiency standards, and uncover new data on appliance purchasing behaviors.