New standards for air conditioners and refrigerators set to tackle climate change

Cooling is critical for human health, productivity, manufacturing, data centres and research. Growing demand for air conditioning units and refrigerators is threatening to accelerate global warming. The new guidelines for room air conditioners and refrigerators provide a tool for developing and emerging economies on laws and policies requiring new appliances to be energy-efficient and use refrigerants with a lower global warming potential.

If the ambitious guideline efforts are pursued throughout Africa alone, the annual impacts by 2030 would result in savings of 40 terawatt hours of electricity — equivalent to the output of almost 20 large power plants and a cost of $3.5billion USD in electricity bills and a reduction of 28 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

The guidelines are another strand to a global movement to make cooling efficient and climate friendly.  The Cool Coalition — a global network connecting over 80 partners working to expand access to cooling while reducing the climate impact. Its partners from industry and government are all pledging concrete initiatives to make the cooling industry part of the climate solution.

HLA take environmental impact and Global Warming Potential (GWP) very seriously.

Environmental impact and GWP are key factors in specificity equipment and refrigerants for any job we undertake. We are an F-GAS Elite Member promoting the best practice in refrigerant management and disposal.

The same rigorous standards are set when specifying the equipment and parts for a job, we use high quality from equipment the following manufacturers:

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