IES Researchers Release New Energy Efficient Air Conditioner Study

IES Researchers Release New Energy Efficient Air Conditioner Study

November 10, 2017
The International Energy Studies Group is pleased to announce the release of Berkeley Lab’s new study: "Assessment of commercially available energy-efficient room air conditioners including models with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants".
 
Improving the energy efficiency of room air conditioners (RACs) while transitioning to low global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants will be a critical step toward reducing the energy, peak load and emissions impacts of RACs while keeping costs low. 
 
The report describes research performed to identify the best-performing (i.e., most efficient and low-GWP-refrigerant using) RACs on the market, to support an understanding of the best available technology for market transformation programs for high efficiency, low-GWP equipment such as minimum energy performance standards, labeling, procurement, performance assurance requirements for imports, and incentive programs.