Sustainable cooling equipment typically has a higher cost than less sustainable solutions. Demand aggregation is one way governments can work together to address higher initial costs. Bringing together multiple entities for bulk procurement can secure lower prices from suppliers.
Coordinate with other governments to purchase cooling technologies and equipment in bulk.
Considerations for Use
Review examples and develop a plan for demand aggregation based on appropriate solar and transportation industries.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.No-regrets actions (low cost/low effort but substantial benefit)Interventions that are relatively low-cost and low effort (in terms of requisite dependencies) but have substantial environmental and/or social benefits.
Target Beneficiaries:Business owners, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number of equipment replaced by more energy efficient options and associated savings
Intervention Scale:City, Region
Authority and Governance:City government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions