Midea air conditioner achieves green milestone

Smart home tech company Midea has released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its XtremeSave product series, making it the world's first EPD for air conditioning products.

To achieve the EPD, Midea worked with global testing company TÜV SÜD, who gave the XtremeSave air conditioners a Product Carbon Footprint Certification.

"The air conditioning sector is a critical and key element to fight climate change, and Midea has set a shining example," said Robert Ostendorf, head of global CPS for TÜV SÜD’s product service division.

According to Midea, the EPD announcement is the latest development in a long-standing commitment by the company to improving the sustainability and environmental impact of its products.

Midea produces over 2 million units of air-conditioners equipped with its green technologies, including the use of safer and eco-friendly chemical alternatives for its its split air conditioners such as propane (R290).

Typically, an air conditioner's use stage accounts for 80 percent of its carbon footprint, while Midea's air conditioner can save up to 70 percent power usage in ECO mode within 8 hours at night.

“In this way, consumers contribute to protecting the planet and gradually dispel the stereotype that air conditioners ruin the environment,” Midea said in a statement.

Thomas Kunnig, sales manager of HVAC Solutions at Midea, said: "The publication of the EPD aligns with our mission to help the industry and the world reduce its carbon footprint and achieve net zero. We have implemented a plethora of measures to examine and overhaul the entire product cycle to minimize waste and CO2 emission, engaging with partners to establish a greener supply chain to empower all Midea's customers in building a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle."