Energy Efficiency Requirements for Air Conditioners Come Into Force in Brazil
On July 31, 2018, the Brazilian Ministry of Energy and Mines enacted Portaria No. 2 approving the Target Program for the energy efficiency of air conditioners.
This Regulation applies to air conditioners operating in an alternating current of 60 Hz and nominal voltage 127-220V and imported or made domestically for use in Brazil. The list includes the following types of the equipment:
mono-block air conditioners
window or wall air conditioners
single or split hi-wall air conditioners
ceiling and floor air conditioners from a single evaporator unit
Air conditioners with water cooler condensers are excluded from the scope.
The minimum energy efficiency levels for window air conditioners as follows:
The minimum energy efficiency levels for split type air conditioners is W/W 3,02.
The compliance deadlines for manufacturing, import and marketing of air conditioners that do not comply with the foregoing provisions as follows:
Manufacturing and import: June 30, 2019
Marketing by manufacturers and importers: December 31, 2019
Marketing by wholesalers and retailers: June 30, 2020
The mechanism for assessing conformity is “Supplier’s Declaration” and with the minimum energy efficiency levels shall be carried out in accordance with the Program of Targets that is used for labeling through the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO).
Example of label:
Manufacturers, importers or associations that represent them are also required to inform the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the INMETRO annually by March 31 about product quantities produced and marketed, broken down by the PBE Classification Range during the previous year.
The official document is available here.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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