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Resource: Web-based toolkit on sustainable cooling systems in service buildings

Name of organisation: IEE project "Keep Cool" reviewed by CNC (I)

Type of ressource: guidance documents

Addressed barriers:

  • technical

Addressed users:

  • building user (social housing organization)
  • building owner
  • O&M staff
  • caretaker
  • design team
  • public decision maker


  • English

Process stage:

  • design phase (project briefing)


Cooling Environmental Design


This is a web-based toolkit for building owners, planners, building users and facility management professionals on sustainable cooling systems.
It aims to address the gap between the increasing energy use associated with cooling and the knowledge available on sustainable cooling systems.
A series of tools, organized according to the target audience, provides guidelines, checklists, calculation and simulation tools and links to further resources.



An examples of the contents are: details of active solar assisted cooling plants for building owners; life cycle cost tools for technical consultants; and best practice examples, sourced from eight countries (though they may be of interest to those in other locations). This toolkit informs those who manage cooling systems about the sustainable choices they have available to them.