Refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems use 15 % of the World electricity, and Energy Efficiency plays a key role in reducing their climate impact, up to 90 % of which is due to energy consumption, so HFCs contribute only a small part.

To emphasize this point, EPEE organized a conference “KEEPING COOL - Sustainability through Energy Efficiency in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning\" on October 3, 2006 in Brussels.

The recent F-Gas Legislation will lead to improved performances as a result of its emphasis on containment and leakage control.

Better design, better installation and better operations can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems.

Full lifecycle impact assessments, such as the Eco-efficiency assessment, combining environmental and cost evaluation, illustrate the benefit of energy efficiency improvements compared to singling out specific substances.

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