In December, INMETRO invited representatives from the government, the air conditioning industry, laboratories and civil society (such as iCS, IDEC and IEI) to a meeting. The result was a minimum consensus about the revisions of the main measures of energy efficiency for air conditioning.
=> Adoption of the standard ISO 16358, which establishes a method of testing for air conditioning that considers the climate variability between the various parts of Brazil.
=> Consensus on a roadmap that establishes the progressive increase in the levels of energy efficiency of the Brazilian labeling program. Class A, which defines the most efficient equipment, increases to 5.00 W/W (CSPF) in 2022, and then to 7 W/W in 2025. This is an improvement that will arrive at 108% between the level of today and 2025.
=> Discussion of the minimum levels of energy efficiency. INMETRO and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) jointly proposed a minimum standard of 4.00 W/W (CSPF) for 2025.
INMETRO has undertaken to submit the final consensual proposal to a process of public consultation in January. According to the MME, the new proposed minimum levels will be discussed in the Managing Committee of Energy Efficiency Indicators possibly in February, before the public consultation in March. The idea is to have the new standards approved and published by the middle of the year.
The Kigali Network, composed of iCS, IDEC, IEI, and Purpose and with the support of Uma Gota no Oceano [A Drop in the Ocean], is preparing to participate actively in all the public consultation processes, both with respect to the labeling and the minimum levels of energy efficiency.