Hello, wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year and we are pleased to welcome you back for the first 2020 edition!

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) infrastructure in today’s buildings is a critical piece of the puzzle that goes into making buildings green and eco-friendly. Thus, HVAC has become an integral to modern idea of buildings. Selecting the right HVAC design for this can make all the difference to the carbon emissions levels of the buildings. This time, our cover story focuses on the key considerations for selection of an HVAC system as the proper selection is directly related to human health and level of comfort.

Moving on, the ill-effects of indoor air pollution result in about 2 million premature deaths per year, wherein 44 per cent are due to pneumonia, 54 per cent from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and 2 per cent from lung cancer. The most affected groups are women and younger children, as they spend maximum time at home. The article titled ‘Effects of IAQ in Residential & Commercial Buildings’ highlights the health impacts of indoor air pollution as compared to those of outdoor air pollution.

The HVAC market in India is expected to witness exponential growth on account of increasing number of high-rise buildings, shopping complexes and malls, and hypermarkets in Tier-II cities. Reports suggest that the market to reach $5.9 billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 7 per cent, during the forecast period.

On this note, in February, Cooling India will come up with a special issue that will focus on how companies are making strides with advanced technology. Based on the theme HVAC&R INDIA 2020, the Cooling India February issue will feature the Cutting-edge HVAC&R companies to watch out for in 2020.

During 27th – 29th February 2020, India will host the HVAC industry extravaganza ACREX India 2020 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR. Being the media partner for this international event, Cooling India will have detail pre-event coverage. We invite your participation in this special issue. For more information, please write to me at pravita@charypublications.in

Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director

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