Barrier Removal for the Widespread Commercialization of Energy-Efficient CFC-Free Refrigerators

The project has improved energy efficiency and reduced GHG emissions by removing barriers to the widespread commercialization of energy-efficient refrigerators. It successfully combined elements of "technology push" by providing a combination of training, technical resources and financial incentives to induce refrigerator manufacturers to increase the efficiency of the household refrigerators they produce; and "market pul" by preparing and developing the consumer market through a combination of standards, labeling, an information campaign, to accept and purchase in quantity the energy-efficient refrigerators produced.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Energy efficiency

Theme of Evaluation: 

Other Energy Efficiency

Sub Cluster: 

Appliances

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

East Asia and Pacific

Type of Evaluation: 

Final Evaluation

Country: 

China

Institution: 

UNDP

Evaluation Author: 

Dr. David Von Hippel and Madame Wang Lei

Year of Evaluation: 

2006