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New UN initiative for energy-efficient appliances launched

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced an energy-saving scheme which it believes will reduce global electricity use by over 10%. UNEP claims that its Efficient Appliances and Equipment Partnership will see annual electricity bills worldwide cut by £214 billion and global CO2 emissions fall by 1.25 billion tonnes.

The initiative aims to achieve a worldwide shift towards energy-efficient equipment in both the commercial and domestic sectors including electric motors, HVAC systems, lighting and fans. This forms part of the UN’s warning that the increase in average global temperature should be limited to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

The Efficient Appliances and Equipment Partnership is a collaboration of groups including the International Copper Association (ICA), the Collaborative Labelling and Standards Programme (CLASP) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The Partnership hopes to use its combined power and influence to bring together government organisations, equipment manufacturers, utilities companies and financial institutions to help develop strategies and eventually facilitate a permanent transition to energy-efficient products.

There have been great strides forward in energy efficiency over the last 25 years - for example, from 1990 to 2010, total global energy demand dropped by more than 25%. However, it will take an ongoing commitment from equipment suppliers and users across the world to achieve the UN’s targets.

Gibbons is proud to actively promote energy efficiency in the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors. We supply and install energy-saving equipment such as variable-speed drives, high-efficiency electric motors and state-of-the-art air-handling units (AHUs), with our clients’ initial costs recouped via energy savings within a matter of months in many cases. In addition, we provide a wide range of carbon-reduction services including energy audits, thermal imaging and guidance on the latest efficiency legislation.

To find out more about how we’re helping our customers reduce their energy consumption while significantly lowering their costs, call us on 01621 868138 or email info@gibbonsgroup.co.uk

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors

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