Carbon reduction focus at IOR online conference

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Published: 08 December 2020


The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) seeking examples of innovation in carbon reduction as it prepares for its first online annual conference in April.

The IOR recently launched the call for papers for “The Journey Towards Net Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021” taking place online on April 21-22 next year. Organisers are now inviting individuals involved in market-leading innovation or initiatives that will help achieve carbon reductions to share their achievements by presenting a paper at the conference.

Papers should report on original case studies of application of technology or research-based findings that have a practical implementation and innovative technical developments. They must contain quality research material, scientific or technical information such as quantifiable carbon savings achieved or environmental gains and not have been published previously.

The call for abstracts will end on January 12 and further details on how to submit can be found on the IOR website.

The event will feature presentations demonstrating how the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector is responding to the challenge of Net Zero heating and cooling by minimising the need for cooling, maximising the efficiency of RACHP systems and developing innovative technologies that will change how we heat and cooling buildings and processes.

Delegates will be able to sample keynote papers from experts in the field of environmental policy development and global heating and cooling initiatives, and workshops on benchmarking, leakage reduction and low GWP refrigerant options.

The conference aims to bring together experts to help the UK address the challenge of achieving Net Zero heating and cooling and also to publish a set of technical case study papers that will show technical and non-technical businesses how they can move from current practices to a more sustainable way of operation.

The event will be used as a platform to support UK Government, businesses in a range of sectors and individuals in relevant occupations to achieve national and international environmental objectives while also developing a road map for non-technical specialist business owners. The full list of themes and more information on sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Attendees will have access to a comprehensive set of written case study papers, live webinars of all presentations and question session with authors, recordings of all sessions for one year, online CPD and coffee lounges sessions. Fees start at £50 + VAT per person with discounted fees available for students.