The double duct machine developed in LIFE ZEROGWP Project is introducing new parameters in residential air conditioning in fact, it can be considered a pilot project because up to now there have been no known applications of propane refrigerant in a double-duct machine.
The results obtained with the INNOVA 2.0NR have not only indicated that this solution is technically feasible and complies with the most stringent European safety standards, but that it achieves the same results in terms of energy efficiency and convenience as the best HFC machines on the market. These features make the INNOVA 2.0NR and the air conditioning model it is offering an excellent replacement for high and medium GWP HFC refrigerant solutions.
The proposed model’s sustainability is not limited to environmental protection but also has economic effects. LIFE ZEROGWP is also proposing an appropriate business model for those companies that
make up more than 90% of Europe’s industrial framework and that have been defined as the backbone of the European economy, SMEs. The economic competitiveness of this product is based precisely on those parameters that establish the superior value of European manufacturing: ecology, the sustainability of materials, the safety and the aesthetics of their design. All of this is achieved without relocating production but by creating jobs inside the European Community.
Because of all these features, the LIFE ZEROGWP 2.0NR air conditioner has been nominated for inclusion in the “Pathway to Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Cooling”, a report prepared by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), the Cool Coalition and the Carbon Trust and that supports the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Partnership for global climate action (UNFCCC) and especially possible pathways for climate action to achieve the long-term vision of the Paris Agreement. This report includes a list of HVAC&R products with excellent properties including sustainability and efficiency that are manufactured globally.
LIFE ZEROGWP 2.0NR air conditioner will become an ambassador of the European values of environmental and economic sustainability in the world. It can show how air conditioning can become part of the solution instead of a cause of the climate change problem by demonstrating what technological results can be achieved and how economic and environmental objectives can go hand in hand in the same product.