Air Conditioning represents a significant portion of global energy demand. In the US alone, it accounts for 6.2% of all residential energy consumption.
Global energy use from air conditioners will continue to rise as economic growth will make cooling more affordable to people in hot and populous countries.
The carbon dioxide equivalent that can be saved if the global market shifts to more energy efficient air conditioners and phases out ozone depleting refrigerants. This is more than any country currently emits, besides China and the US.
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The number of AC units in use around the world is expected to nearly triple by 2050.
SOURCE: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
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