Efficiency Improvement Program for Domestic Appliances
Boosting Energy Transformation 2050 by accelerated removal & replacement of inefficient domestic refrigeration
It’s (global) time to act! The energy transformation (Swiss: 2050) is under huge time pressure, in the housing sector the implementation speed is not fast enough! The housing sector has a big impact on the national energy & carbon base line. White goods are consuming ~9% of national energy, refrigeration devices consuming ~33% of white goods energy.
Energy consumption of domestic refrigeration could be reduced by almost 40% replacing all less efficient units with devices rated A+++.
Swiss based household refrigeration units are consuming ~1.7 TWh, equivalent to~9% of national household energy and 3% of total
>50% of refrigeration units are older than 10 years, consuming almost 60% of total energy
20% of the units are used for more than 15 years, consuming ~ 30% of total energy
Up-to-date refrigeration units offering ~40% efficiency gains compared to older devices
Traditional efficiency programs have limited impact due to low energy cost gains and not being credible in terms of ecological motivation
Efficiency Improvement Program driven by manufacturers, trade and supported by BFE
Motivating owners/users to remove/replace inefficient appliances; 1st category: refrigeration
Reducing energy consumption of domestic refrigeration by up to 55% replacing less efficient units with best-in-class devices rated A+++