Global Cooling Prize
The Global Cooling Prize is rallying a global coalition of leaders to solve the critical climate threat that comes from growing demand for residential air conditioning. By harnessing the power of innovation, we can provide cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives without contributing to runaway climate change. How? This groundbreaking competition is designed to incentivize development of a residential cooling solution that will have at least five times (5X) less climate impact than standard Residential/ Room Air-Conditioners (RAC) units in the market today. This technology could prevent up to 100 Giga Tons (GT) of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100, all while enhancing living standards for people in developing countries around the globe. To learn more about the Finalist teams and their technologies, visit Global Cooling Prize.
BCA Grant Call on Alternative Cooling Technologies in Collaboration with CoolestSG
- Award delayed until further notice in 2021 -
According to International Energy Agency (IEA), space cooling is responsible for 10% of all global electricity consumption, and is the fastest growing end-use in buildings owing to the combined effect of warmer temperatures and increased human activities. In our hot and humid climate, Cooling Energy account for 40-60% of the building’s energy consumption. In September 2018, BCA launched the Super Low Energy (SLE) Programme to push the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore. To drive SLE solutions for our tropical built environment, innovative cooling technologies have been identified as one of the key focus areas under the SLE Building Technology Roadmap. To accelerate the development and deployment of innovative cooling solutions, BCA is collaborating with CoolestSG to launch this Innovation Challenge for Advancing SLE through Alternative Cooling Technologies. This challenge call, funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) through the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) programme, aims to develop and test-bed innovative cooling technologies that can significantly reduce energy consumption of cooling and has a high potential to be commercialized. This challenge call also encourages technology providers, researchers and potential adopters to co-create innovative cooling technologies and solutions to enable a paradigm shift for cooling technologies in the tropics.