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Accelerating Air Conditioning Transformation through Enhanced Energy Performance Standards

(ACT MEPS)

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Standards and labelling (S&L) frameworks play a key role in advancing energy efficiency of cooling appliances. Building on existing minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) guidance of ASEAN countries, the ACT MEPS project aims to institutionalize regional MEPS into national contexts to ensure regular updates, enhance coordination with the industry, as well as drive the uptake of energy efficient and low global warning potential air conditions (AC). The scope includes ACs with a capacity up to 100.000 btu/h (single, split type, and multi-split units). The ACT MEPS project pursues the following approach: 

 

1. Support Viet Nam and the Philippines in ratcheting up S&L frameworks in line with updated AC S&L roadmaps to enable ambitious AC market transformation.  

2. Establishment of a strategic dialogue with regional / international key AC manufacturers to balance interests and advocate for industry buy-in to more ambitious AC S&L framework development. 

3. Capacity building for policy makers and AC test lab engineers on AC S&L development as well as related monitoring, verification, and enforcement. 

The geographical focus is on Viet Nam and the Philippines. In both countries, GIZ can rely on a well-established sector expertise in on-going energy projects as well as an excellent relationship with appliance efficiency regulators. Both countries have high electricity growth rates, booming room AC market demand, and are struggling with high energy intensity and low energy efficiency levels. Current MEPS in both countries do not drive energy-efficiency in the market as most AC models in sales already meet the highest energy star ratings. In Viet Nam there are currently no MEPS for ACs greater than 12 kW (41,000 Btu/hr).

 

Output of the project

  • Output 1: Market and Policy Assessment  
  • Output 2: MEPS development and adoption 
  • Output 3: Coordinated exchange with ASEAN AC industry on ambitious AC MEPS 
  • Output 4: Capacity building and testing standards: Support the national enforcement of enhanced AC S&L frameworks through increased testing capacities and PR activities. 
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Period
08/2023 - 02/2026

Budget

€390,000

Funding Agencies

Clean Cooling Collaborative (a philanthropic initiative of ClimateWorks Foundation)

PARTNERS

Political Partners: Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Implementing Partner: Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ)

Other Partners:

  • Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (DEESD) – Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) 
  • Viet Nam Standard and Quality Institute (VSQI) 
  • Viet Nam Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering (VSRAE) 
  • School of Mechanical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology 
  • Environment and Ecology Institute 
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  
  • CLASP

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Accelerating Air Conditioning Transformation through Enhanced Energy Performance Standards

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ACT MEPS
period

Period
08/2023 - 02/2026

Budget

€390,000

Funding Agencies

Clean Cooling Collaborative (a philanthropic initiative of ClimateWorks Foundation)

PARTNERS

Political Partners: Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Implementing Partner: Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ)

Other Partners:

  • Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (DEESD) – Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) 
  • Viet Nam Standard and Quality Institute (VSQI) 
  • Viet Nam Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering (VSRAE) 
  • School of Mechanical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology 
  • Environment and Ecology Institute 
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  
  • CLASP

Activities

Standards and labelling (S&L) frameworks play a key role in advancing energy efficiency of cooling appliances. Building on existing minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) guidance of ASEAN countries, the ACT MEPS project aims to institutionalize regional MEPS into national contexts to ensure regular updates, enhance coordination with the industry, as well as drive the uptake of energy efficient and low global warning potential air conditions (AC). The scope includes ACs with a capacity up to 100.000 btu/h (single, split type, and multi-split units). The ACT MEPS project pursues the following approach: 

 

1. Support Viet Nam and the Philippines in ratcheting up S&L frameworks in line with updated AC S&L roadmaps to enable ambitious AC market transformation.  

2. Establishment of a strategic dialogue with regional / international key AC manufacturers to balance interests and advocate for industry buy-in to more ambitious AC S&L framework development. 

3. Capacity building for policy makers and AC test lab engineers on AC S&L development as well as related monitoring, verification, and enforcement. 

The geographical focus is on Viet Nam and the Philippines. In both countries, GIZ can rely on a well-established sector expertise in on-going energy projects as well as an excellent relationship with appliance efficiency regulators. Both countries have high electricity growth rates, booming room AC market demand, and are struggling with high energy intensity and low energy efficiency levels. Current MEPS in both countries do not drive energy-efficiency in the market as most AC models in sales already meet the highest energy star ratings. In Viet Nam there are currently no MEPS for ACs greater than 12 kW (41,000 Btu/hr).

 

Output of the project

  • Output 1: Market and Policy Assessment  
  • Output 2: MEPS development and adoption 
  • Output 3: Coordinated exchange with ASEAN AC industry on ambitious AC MEPS 
  • Output 4: Capacity building and testing standards: Support the national enforcement of enhanced AC S&L frameworks through increased testing capacities and PR activities. 

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