Swedish clean tech firm awarded for its potential in helping combat global warming
Swedish clean tech company, ClimaCheck, was last month named one of four Climate Solvers 2011 by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). ClimaCheck has reportedly developed solutions to analyse and optimise the functionality and performance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems and heat pumps, resulting in sharply reduced energy consumption.
The Climate Solver award is given to companies considered to have technology with the greatest potential to dramatically reduce carbon-dioxide emissions around the globe.
Air conditioning and refrigeration systems consume 15-20% of the world’s electricity, contributing massively to global carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
These systems often consume 10-40% more energy than intended due to shortcomings in installation, use and maintenance. ClimaCheck claims that its solutions optimise the functionality of these systems.
ClimaCheck was awarded by the WWF for its potential to contribute to combating global warming. The Award was presented at WWF’s Annual Climate Solver Conference in Stockholm.
“The whole team at ClimaCheck is very happy and proud to be given this recognition for our work in reducing a harmful and wasteful practice in society today: air conditioning, refrigeration and heating units that are incorrectly set for optimum efficiency and reliable operations in the system they are installed in”, said Klas Berglöf, CEO, ClimaCheck.
“WWF estimates show that it is possible to cut CO2 emissions by 72 million tonnes per year in 10 years just in air conditioning industry with our technology which improves the efficiency of cooling systems, refrigerators and air conditioners. In addition, owners of this equipment will save a lot of money in reduced electricity bills and increased reliability,” he said.
The Climate Solver Project has been developed by WWF to strengthen the development and widespread use of technologies that can dramatically reduce carbon-dioxide emissions around the globe.