The use of air conditioners and electric fans for cooling accounts for nearly 20% of the total electricity used in buildings worldwide.
Ever-increasing demand for cooling is putting pressure on energy systems in many countries, as well as driving up emissions.
There is vast opportunity to influence the growth of cooling-related energy demand through policies to improve equipment efficiency.
A new IEA report aims to raise awareness about this critical energy issue, outlining a sustainable path to the future of cooling without straining the energy system or the environment.
See The Future of Cooling from IEA.