With the current scenario that the world is in, and with climate change knocking on our doors, the need to switch to greener technology is on the rise. The words ‘Green Technology’ have been surfacing a lot these days, but what is this technology, and why do we need to switch to it for a better future?
The Rise Of Green Technology
The concept of green technology is incredibly simple. It means the kind of technology that doesn’t harm the environment, and which can help reduce the growing contributors to climate change. Companies are now starting to move in the direction of developing green technology as more people are becoming more environmentally conscious.
Some Air Conditioners – Currently A Harm To The Environment
ACs are some of the most used appliances in our homes, especially if you live in a warmer climate. Businesses and indoor public spaces tend to have their air conditioners on through the entire day, which can be harmful to the air around them.
As an AC runs, it lets out harmful gases, that can pollute the environment. While the amount of gas that one home cooling system emits might seem little, it adds up because of the sheer number of users. Everyone using certain types of air conditioners are contributing, to the pollution. Two of the most harmful gases that these systems are known to emit are chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons. These gases are some of the leading contributors to the greenhouse effect that some believe is causing global warming. These gases are being phased out in most air conditioning units and they are being replaced with natural refrigerants and other technologies.
The Need For Greener Air Conditioners
Because of how essential these temperature control systems are, it is not possible to entirely negate them from our lives. But there is indeed an urgency to develop environmentally conscious devices that don’t do as much harm to the environment, and which don’t cause ill effects on a person’s health.
Countries all over the world are trying to support projects that can help boost the development of greener technology for these essentials. One example of these efforts was when the Chinese Government decided to support projects that implemented propane as a greener alternative to the traditional HFC refrigerants that are used in air conditioners.
Europe is also another example of this shift to propane-based systems to tackle the effects that the alternative had on the environmental. Companies in countries like Germany are slowly moving towards the development of greener technology, and have already started selling units and home systems that don’t cause harm to the environment.