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The Philippines Residential Air Conditioner ("AirCon") Standards and Labeling program represents an important avenue for energy efficiency in developing countries while providing insights well worthy of examination by utilities and energy ministries throughout the world. In the developing world, as national economies gain strength and residents seek higher standards of living, addressing the energy use of air conditioning will be essential to keep energy consumption in check. For more developed countries, given the transition to more competitive power industries, standards and labeling may become more important since many utilities are reducing their efficiency program expenditures. By creating standards, efficiency can be increased through advanced technologies; through labeling, incentives can be created that will cause manufacturers to continue to accelerate their efforts, both factors creating means to transform markets for efficient appliances.

The Philippines, not unlike many other developing countries located in hot and humid climates, has been experiencing a dramatic growth in the number and use of air conditioners. While the number of households with "aircon" units is now low, as the economy grows, more and more consumers will be able to afford air conditioning, underscoring the importance of aircon efficiency. This is also exacerbated by the dearth of insulation and advanced window glazings, thus greater aircon capacity is required to achieve desired comfort levels. Furthermore, the program serves as a platform for subsequent initiatives for other end-uses such as refrigerators, motors, and fans to minimize power plant construction and imported fuels, two situations which strain the country’s financial resources and economic development.

For other countries in Southeast Asia, the Philippines AirCon model is encouraging and appropriate. Faced with rates of electric load growth of 5-10% annually and similar demands for greater comfort, standards and labeling initiatives can serve as relatively low-cost, government-sponsored programs. By working in cooperation with manufacturers both domestically and abroad, governments in Southeast Asia can seek to accomplish both increased living standards and the most efficient use of energy, two key factors in their overall development.

For countries around the world, standards and labeling may well become increasingly important. Utilities that need to keep their rates as low as possible to maintain market share are reluctant to provide efficiency incentives. Thus government-initiated programs may become that much more important, creating means of leveraging change and providing appropriate signals to manufacturers and consumers that foster efficiency in the short term and sustain it over time, a model for efficiency that may well be broadly applicable.



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Our Vision & Values

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to accelerate the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.  Our unique values are strived to provide sustainable solutions with proven technical capabilities, implement with wealth of practical and international experience in Asia and Pacific regions. Read more...

Our Niche & Strengths

Our Niche & Strengths

IIEC works on-the-ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with governments and the private sector to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Read more...

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Specific services provided by IIEC to its clients include: DSM/EE Implementation & Evaluation; Development & Implementation of EE Standards and Labeling Programs; Renewable Energy Project Planning & Implementation; Clean Energy Finance Design; and Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings  Read more...

Our Major Clients

Our Major Clients

IIEC’s major clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) etc.  Read more...

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IIEC operates through its offices in India, Thailand and Philippines.  Read more...

Our Team

Our Team

IIEC has full time local staff in each of its offices that are well placed to contribute to programs due to their extensive exposure to energy, transport and environmental activities in the region and their understanding of cultural issues relevant to the countries.  Read more...

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Board of Directors

IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  Read more...


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