Discover the 32nd IIR Informatory Note on the “Harmonization of Life Cycle Climate Performance Methodology”
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32nd IIR Informatory Note: Harmonization of Life Cycle Climate Performance Methodology
In 2012, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) set up a Working Group in order to assess the merits of the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) methodology.
The Working Group developed guidelines for performing LCCP calculations for air-conditioning and refrigeration systems with recommended assumptions and data sources for different types of units.
These guidelines provide a harmonised method to calculate the LCCP for all types of stationary air-conditioning and heat pump systems.
They aim to provide designers, facility operators and manufacturers a way to effectively evaluate and compare the environmental impact of different systems over the course of their lifetimes.
- Download the LCCP guidelines here
Recommendations and data sources
This Informatory Note summarises the LCCP guidelines prepared by the Working Group.
It provides recommended assumptions and data sources for different types of units, presents the various existing LCCP tools and outlines usages and limitations of LCCP.
The LCCP is a holistic metric for quantifying the environmental impacts of HVAC&R units over their lifetime and should be an essential tool in the future selection, development and implementation of these units.
This Informatory Note was prepared by Yunho Hwang, Chairman of the IIR Working Group “Life Cycle Climate Performance Evaluation” and was reviewed by several IIR experts.
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View the 32nd IIR Informatory Note on “Harmonization of Life Cycle Climate Performance Methodology” and all of our previous Informatory Notes, including:
- The 29th IIR Informatory Note “The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy” which highlights the importance of the refrigeration sector which is expected to grow further in the coming years due to increasing cooling needs in various areas and global warming.
- The 26th IIR Informatory Note “Overview of regulations restricting HFC use - Focus on the EU F-Gas Regulation”, which present recent regulatory developments at the global level and in some countries in order to limit the use of HFCs due to their impact on global warming.
About IIR Informatory Notes
The IIR publishes Informatory Notes designed to meet the needs of decision-makers worldwide, on a regular basis. These notes summarize knowledge in key refrigeration-technology and refrigeration-application domains. Each note puts forward future priority developmental axes and provides IIR recommendations in this context.