New air conditioning standards in the GCC

acs 21The GCC is developing a regional regulation for air conditioning systems for energy consumption in region in cooperation with Gulf Standardisation Organisation (GSO), according to the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA)

As reported in the Trade Arabia, the initiative is in line with the UAE’s ambitious target to improve the domestic and commercial air conditioning sector.

Speaking with the source, Abdulla Al Maeeni, director general of ESMA, pointed out that almost 70 per cent of the total electricity consumption in the UAE is in the operation of air conditioning, cooling and ventilation, which strengthens the necessity of developing the country’s air conditioning sector in a more sustainable way.

According to the source, the technical regulations have contributed to the protection of the consumer, the environment, the UAE market and the strengthening of the national economy by developing standards sectors.

ESMA aims to ensure the provision of safety, health and environmental and consumer protection in the country by meeting technical regulations and standards by reviewing them in different sectors, added the source.

In addition, ESMA further focuses on supporting the national economy by ensuring the quality of industry National and local production of goods and other materials to enable them to compete with other industries, the sourced explained.

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