GPN-fk10   Purchasing Guidelines for
Air Conditioners
Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
These guidelines cover important environmental issues that should be considered when purchasing electric room air conditioners (thermostat types and installed types).
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When purchasing air conditioners, the following articles shall be considered for purchasing products with as little environmental burden as possible:
Pj Minimum power consumption during operation and stand-by mode
Qj Materials for refrigerants, insulators, and foaming agents that have minimal effect related to ozone layer destruction and global warming
Rj The manufacturer provides full maintenance service in order to make
long-term use feasible
Sj Designed to facilitate recycling of component parts
Tj Made of recycled plastics as much as possible
Uj Does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium compounds, or specific bromine-based flame-retardants (PBB, PBDE), to the utmost extent possible
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@ Use of PVCs
@ Use of Bio-plastic(Main body of product)


*These guidelines are subject to change in accordance with new findings and changes in social conditions.
Established Jun 17, 1999
Latest Revised Jan 13, 2007

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