United for Efficiency is working with the Governments of Cuba, El Salvador and Honduras to advance policies, strategies and actions for the phase-out of inefficient air conditioners. Emphasis is on an integrated policy approach so that a transition can be sustained by the regional market without continued external support or resources.
LEAPFROGGING TO ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND CLIMATE FRIENDLY AIR CONDITIONERS IN CUBA, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS
This GCF Readiness Programme-funded project is working with the Governments of Cuba, El Salvador and Honduras to help the three countries leapfrog to superior cooling solutions. It follows a three-pronged approach: enhancing stakeholder capacity for pursuing strategic priorities, implementing a framework for MEPS and labels for room air conditioners appliances, and creating greater knowledge sharing and learning for consumers from the residential and public sector on purchasing efficient cooling products.
- Training for national stakeholders on benefits and opportunities to promote energy-efficient and climate-friendly cooling overall
- National market assessment on room air conditioners and proposed MEPS and energy labels framework
- Monitoring, verification and enforcement framework developed
- Technical and procedure recommendations to improved sustainable public procurement practices for air conditioners
- Regional workshop to present the updated policies, best practices and lessons learned with other SICA (Central American Integration System) countries
No key documents from project partners are available at this time