Identifying skills for net zero cooling


09 December 2021

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is looking for people to join a working group to identify the key skills and areas of knowledge needed to support the move towards net zero.

The IOR’s Beyond Refrigeration Net Zero initiative identified seven overall issues that the sector needs to address, including integrating heating and cooling, using energy intelligently, getting the best out of new technologies and whole system sustainability.  

The new working group will be developing a skills specification that could be used by end-users and those working directly in the sector to identify areas of underpinning knowledge, practical skills and key behaviours required to support a move to net zero. The specification could be used as a tool for skills audits, identifying training needs and as a syllabus for future training in design, operation, and management of low carbon cooling.  

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Anyone who an interest in this area and would like to contribute should email [email protected]. An online meeting will then be held in January to provide more information.