In ASEAN countries, inefficient air conditioners (ACs) have contributed to environmental problems due to inefficient electricity consumption as well as high GHG emissions. Addressing this challenge might be difficult since there is still non-tariff barriers to trade that need to be removed to enhance regional market integration for higher efficiency ACs and there is not yet any harmonized energy efficiency (EE) standards for higher efficiency ACs in the region.
Funded under the EU SWITCH-Asia affiliated program, ASEAN SHINE aims at increasing the market share of higher efficient air-conditioners in ASEAN through harmonisation of test methods and energy efficiency standards, adoption of common Minimum Energy Performance Standards, and changing consumer purchasing attitudes in favour of energy efficient air-conditioners.
The progressive phasing out of inefficient ACs and the increased share of higher efficient ACs will lead to:
The major activities: