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UAE developing AC regulations

February 2019

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has announced that the UAE is currently developing regional regulations for air-conditioning systems with regard to energy consumption in the GCC countries.

According to Abdulla Al Maeeni, ESMA director-general, this regulation will be in cooperation with the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) and will be inspired by its UAE counterpart in this regard.

 This comes at a time when the UAE strategy for energy conservation in the domestic and commercial air-conditioners sector has achieved remarkable success and became mandatory in the country in 2013, with a savings rate of about 30 per cent, in line with global trends, said a Wam news agency report.

 Al Maeeni said that technical studies indicate that about 70 per cent of the total electricity consumption in the country is in the operation of air-conditioning, cooling and ventilation.  

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