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Antigua: DoE launches new air conditioning programme to combat extreme heat

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(Antigua Observer) The Department of Environment (DoE), through its Sustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund, announced an initiative to increase the adoption of energy-efficient air conditioning units and hurricane shutters in Antigua and Barbuda.

The programme aims to combat extreme heat and prepare for the increasing frequency of hurricanes by providing these technologies to the private sector at reduced costs.

In a virtual meeting held with local AC installers on May 13th, DoE representatives outlined key aspects of the programme.

The SIRF Fund will be importing AC units and hurricane shutters in bulk to lower costs for consumers.

The department is seeking to register qualified installers to ensure proper installation and the highest quality service for participants.

“The idea is to have a lot more homes with AC units in it and also to go the business of AC units,” stated Ambassador Diann Black-Layne.

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