IOR consults on net zero policies


10 November 2021

As part of its Beyond Refrigeration initiative to support users of cooling on the road to net zero, the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has published two policy papers for consultation.

IOR chief executive Miriam Rodway said: “The IOR’s remit is to promote the advancement of cooling technology for the public benefit – addressing environmental issues are critical. The Beyond Refrigeration template sets ambitious targets and shows that we believe that the net zero aspiration is possible for our sector - if we work together.

"In developing the template and the draft policy briefs we invite everyone – the entire range of users as well as specialists – to consider how they will engage in the journey to achieve net zero for our sector.” 

Comments and feedback are invited on the following drafts:

The Heating and Cooling policy brief recommendations are organised around the seven themes highlighted by Beyond Refrigeration namely:

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  • Reducing the need for mechanical heating and cooling
  • Achieving best performance
  • Balancing heating and cooling
  • Making use of best available technology
  • Use energy intelligently
  • Developing the best people and skills
  • What Else? Whole System Sustainability and more

The Developing the Best People and Skills brief details policy options to effect lasting change for employers and people across three key target groups:

  • Owner operator knowledge and end-user awareness
  • Technician skills
  • Design and consulting engineer skills

The drafts are available here and the full Beyond Refrigeration template is available here

Comments on the policy briefs should be addressed to the Environment Committee at [email protected] by November 23.