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Assessment of the environmental impact of domestic refrigerators using LCCP

The environmental impact of domestic refrigerators over their lifetime has been quantified in different configurations (operating cycles, materials, insulation) in a recent IJR article. 

Refrigerators are one of the largest energy consumers in residential buildings. According to the IIR, about 2 billion domestic refrigerators and freezers are in service worldwide and consume almost 4% of global electricity (1). 

 

The authors of a recent article (2) in the Interna...

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