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Converting Air-Conditioning Equipment in Public Buildings to Natural Refrigerants

As of: October 2021

The project has supported the conversion of air-conditioning systems in selected government buildings in Mauritius to demonstrate (a) the advantages of natural refrigerants (ammonia) as an alternative to climate-damaging fluorinated refrigerants; and (b) the potential for increasing efficiency. It was intended to serve as a best-practice model. The project was also advising the National Ozone Unit on selling the credits earned by reducing emissions via a small-scale clean development mechanism. In addition, the operators of the public buildings has been trained in the proper operation and maintenance of the equipment.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.
  • Air-conditioning system using natural refrigerants installed and commissioned at the New Government Centre
  • Expert missions, training and further measures to promote knowledge transfer carried out
  • Project presented at various international conferences and seminars

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Mauritius

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Mauritius

BMU grant:
1.347.316,24 €

10/2008  till  12/2016

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