As the demand for cooling increases, it is more imperative than ever to employ climate-friendly and sustainable cooling solutions. In Thailand, the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector accounts for approximately 20% of the country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These emissions can be both direct (from use of refrigerants) and indirect emissions (from energy consumption).
By using the most energy-efficient technologies and natural refrigerants with very low global warming potential (GWP), the “green cooling” approach minimizes the negative environmental impacts of RAC appliances and helps to save energy cost. Through widespread dissemination of green cooling technologies, the RAC NAMA project aims to decrease the emissions in the sector by 0.9 Mt CO2eq per year by 2020.