Union Minister launches RAISE Initiative

News: Union Power minister has launched the Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency(RAISE) national programme.


  • Aim: To develop healthy and energy efficient buildings by improving indoor air quality, thermal comfort and energy efficiency(EE) in workspaces across the nation.
  • Bodies Involved: It is a joint initiative of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) MAITREE programme.

Additional Facts:

  • Market Integration and Transformation Program for Energy Efficiency (MAITREE): It is a US-India bilateral Partnership program between the Ministry of Power and USAID.It is aimed at accelerating the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency as a standard practice within buildings and specifically focuses on cooling.