Air-conditioning is important for well-being and even for health. However, in Brazil it consumes a significant amount of energy and has an environmental impact. More efficient air-conditioning respects the environment and reduces the cost of the electricity bill. The Kigali Project aims to help change the energy consumption profile of air conditioners in Brazil by adopting the best international practices. It also encourages the use of refrigerants that have a low potential for global warming.
The best way to tackle this problem is to increase the energy efficiency of air conditioning equipment and also to replace refrigerants with less potential for global warming – as provided for in the Kigali Amendment.
The models currently available in Brazil are less efficient compared to the standards adopted in most countries and changing this situation is much simpler than it seems. The air conditioning sector has great potential for this change. More efficient air-conditioning respects the environment and, in the medium and long term, also costs less for the consumer – and for you!