Cost, Energy and Climate Impact Assessment of Split Air Conditioners

27 June, 2018
11:00 CET (UTC+1)
Online event

Split-type air conditioners (split ACs) are responsible for the largest share of energy consumption and GHG emissions in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector worldwide. Distinct information and sound knowledge of the national and international split AC markets are required, in order to develop policy frameworks that effectively improve efficiency and reduce refrigerants’ global warming potential (GWP) levels.

Against this background, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through its Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4) project will be hosting a webinar on “Cost, Energy and Climate Impact Assessment of Split Air Conditioners” to present key findings of a recently conducted new market study. The assessment counts with primary data from around 1,500 mini-splits across 68 brands in nine partner countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. This webinar will focus on results in selected Asian countries.

Leading questions in the assessment included:

  • Are energy efficient ACs more expensive than less efficient appliances? How does this differ between different countries and brands?
  • How important are the upfront prices relative to the operation costs of the appliances?
  • How do Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), energy efficiency and carbon footprint of the appliances differ?
  • How do higher MEPS influence the life cycle costs of the appliances?

All participants are encouraged to participate in an insightful discussion about the presented results. Please note, that the number of participants is limited.


  • Philipp Munzinger, C4 Project Manager, GIZ Proklima - Market assessment of split ACs, methodology & key findings
  • Dietram Oppelt, Technical Consultant C4 Project, HEAT GmbH - Cost, energy and climate performance assessment in selected Southeast Asian countries
  • Vishnu Kanakakumar, Technical Expert, HEAT GmbH - Q & A  
  • Moderation: Nicole Mueller, GIZ Proklima

Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
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