Daikin’s new initiative to enhance people’s quality of life and the environment
Tanzania is a country located in the torrid zone. It is still difficult for people to purchase air conditioners, despite having tropical temperatures all year round.
That is why Daikin launched Baridi Baridi, a joint venture with a startup associated with the University of Tokyo, to provide an affordable and energy-efficient AC subscription service.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the energy demand for AC cooling is estimated to triple in the next 30 years.* Although air conditioners sold in most developed countries pass strict energy-efficiency standards, air conditioners sold in emerging countries tend to be inexpensive, low-efficiency, non-inverter units. As non-inverter air conditioner sales expand, there are concerns that CO2 emissions will rise in tandem with increasing energy consumption, contributing to climate change and other environmental problems.
*IEA, The Future of Cooling
The air conditioners that Baridi Baridi provides through its subscription service are highly energy efficient. An inverter air conditioner system can accurately adjust the temperature and reduce energy consumption by 58% compared to non-inverter air conditioners.
In order to release hot or cold air, air conditioners use chemical compounds called “refrigerants.” Refrigerants are more harmful to the environment than CO2 is; therefore, it is important to collect them at the time of disposal. However, there are no refrigerant recovery systems in developing countries, and most are released into the atmosphere.
When ending Baridi Baridi’s subscription service, refrigerants will be collected together with the AC unit without being released into the atmosphere.
Our flat-rate subscription service for high energy-efficient inverter air conditioners was created by tending to local needs.
Affordable energy-efficient air conditioners for all Tanzanians.
Daikin is committed to Perfecting the Air in people’s living spaces while reducing our environmental impact.