Any place is good for a little cuddly time with someone special, but cuddle chairs (from foter.com) bring the experience to the level of elegance and sophistication, at the same time lending the room a feel of coziness and intimacy. And the best thing is that the trick can be done in virtually any kind of arrangement as the choice of designs, colors and fabrics is huge, from massive and leather-upholstered pieces to soft and sinky loungers fit for a kid’s room to graceful chairs with quilted cushions and cast aluminum frame, like the one from Ballard Designs.
Of course cuddle chairs are not only about cuddling and often tend to be chosen out of practicality rather than romantic intentions. Although better enjoyed by two, they provide a universal seating option when you are limited to compact living arrangements, such as a dorm, and need a versatile piece of furniture to relax, study and seat your guests.
Certainly, this is not to say that a cuddle chair doesn’t go well with spacious interiors. In this case, size is exactly the element that makes it so attractive. Larger than a single seat chair, but smaller than a regular sofa, it immediately draws attention as something unusual and may easily become an appealing focal point of the room.
Small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that fit the development needs of many developing countries, can potentially be supported via the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), one of the Kyoto Protocol’s flexible mechanisms for tackling climate change. However, there is concern that due to high transaction costs, as well as many existing barriers, very few investments will be made in small-scale projects, which are often the most suitable development option in countries such as India.
In view of this, the ‘bundling’ together of appropriate small-scale projects on a regional basis has been proposed as a way in which funding can be leveraged from international sources and transaction costs reduced. IT Power, IT Power India and the Energy Research Centre from the Netherlands (ECN) are carrying out a 2-year project to establish the capacity within India to enable individual small scale projects to be bundled as a single CDM project.
To develop the necessary institutional capabilities to formulate and implement small scale CDM projects in India.
To provide a guide on how to bundle small scale projects under the CDM in developing countries.
To raise the awareness of the potential for investment in small scale energy projects which can gain funding through the CDM