HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 7 no. 1 (2013)

Awareness on Climate Change and Compliance with the Code of Practice for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Manuel A. Bajet Jr.

Discipline: Environmental Science



An evaluation on the climate change awareness among service providers and their compliance with the Code of Practice on Refrigerant and Air Conditioning was conducted in Ilocos Sur. Specifically, the study focused on registration, refrigerant handling and storage, recovery and recycling, reclamation and disposal, and safety. Descriptive research design was used; 56 service providers were the respondents of the study. Data were gathered using survey questionnaire and analyzed using mean, t-test and Pearson r. Findings reveal that majority of the service providers were not TESDA accredited. They had a “Very High Level” of awareness on climate change and ozone depleting substances. Moreover, they always complied with the Code. However, there was no significant difference between the two groups of respondents in their level of awareness on climate change and extent of compliance. There was no significant relationship between the respondents’ influence level of awareness on climate change and level of compliance with the Code.