green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Success story: Demonstrating climate benefits of a HCFC phase-out in Bangladesh

In November 2015, Walton launched a new line of refrigerators that run on the natural refrigerant isobutane. The project was supported by the United Nations Development Programme under Bangladesh’s national HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP).

The market transition to green cooling technologies will avoid 65 MT of HCFC-134a emissions annually, as well as savings of about 14 million kWH annually. The project was successfully completed by the end of 2016, and was implemented in a cost-effective and safe manner.

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