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China to enforce a more stringent energy efficiency standard for air conditioners

A new standard, which will come into effect on July 1, 2020, increases the minimum energy efficiency values of room air conditioners, resulting in the elimination of the least efficient air conditioners, i.e. 45% of the Chinese market.

As pointed out by the International Energy Agency (1), driven by increasing income and growing demand for thermal comfort mostly in urban areas, air conditioner (AC) sales in China have grown fivefold since 2000, ...

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