Refrigerants must have low GWP to reduce ozone depletion – Energy Commission


The Assistant Manager in charge of energy efficiency at the Energy Commission, Hubert Zan, has indicated that the Commission is very poised to ensure refrigerants imported into the country have low Global Warming Potentials (GWP).

This is done to ensure that efforts across the globe to make the environment safe from impacts of global warming are achieved while providing efficient services to clients.

“We are focusing on efficiency, so we spoke to Fox Cooling about trying to look for refrigerants which have very low Global Warming Potentials (GWP) and also their ozone-depleting potential, and that is what we encourage as an energy commission,” he said during a technical presentation on Daikin’s products.

Chief Executive Officer for Fox Cooling, EL Achkar Slaibe Christian, also stated that matters of the environment are of great concern to the company; hence, it takes into consideration environmental factors when manufacturing their products.

“Energy efficiency and our environment is our main worry because we all live in the same area; so if we do not live in a clean environment and you do not save energy, there is no future for our children and our country, Ghana,” he noted.

Speaking about the new mini-VRV series during the technical presentation, he said there is always a challenge to improve on products that are brought to the markets; therefore, improving, working and trying to find best solutions for the future has always been its hallmark.

Daikin business is focused primarily on-air conditioning to over 160 Countries. Aiming to help solve social and community problems and grow business, Daikin strives to meet expectations and maintain trust worldwide as a global company that supports human health and comfort while creating new value for air and the environment.

With more than 90 years of operation, Daikin has sold millions of systems throughout 140 countries. However, what makes Daikin great is not just their HVAC systems but also its personal service, commitment to quality, and technological innovations which allow them to be a leading HVAC manufacturer.

Mr. Zan assured the public of the Commission’s efforts to ensure standards are adhered to, stating that: “The Energy Commission has put in place standards and labelling in order to establish that products coming into the country meet the minimum performance standards. We do not necessarily endorse brands; all we say is that your product must meet the standards. The Energy Commission maintains a very strong inspection and enforcement team at both Tema and Takoradi Ports.”

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