Despite the available knowledge about technologies for passive cooling, cooling energy consumption is still increasing in Europe. The international project KeepCooladdressed this gap, searching for intelligent ways to promote the market penetration of passive cooling solutions. KeepCool introduced an integrated approach called sustainable summer comfort, and shed light on several main barriers to its broad market implementation.This paper provides recommendations to overcome these market barriers, using also the policy opportunitiesoffered by the European Directives on Performance of Buildings and on End-use Energy Efficiency and EnergyServices.
Policy instruments to promote sustainable summer comfort in buildings
28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century", Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007