20 April 2021
The Institute of Refrigeration has joined the Cool Coalition, a global initiative which supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement around cooling, with the aim of transitioning to efficient and climate-friendly cooling.
Through the Cool Coalition, the IOR will join leading international organisations such as the International Institute of Refrigeration and EPEE to work on strategies and technical solutions to reduce carbon emissions. The coalition represents 23 countries and 47 international and civil society organisations, as well as businesses and universities.
The IOR’s work as part of the coalition will be focused through its Beyond Refrigeration initiative, which identifies seven critical areas and is preparing a template which provides a step-by-step approach to help end-users of all sizes to review where they are now and what they need to do to start making changes that will lead them towards net zero aspirations.
The Beyond Refrigeration template will continue to be further refined in the coming months and the IOR is interested in engaging with other businesses and individuals to explore in more depth what tools and guidance end users will require to make progress in each of the seven areas. Workshops will take place on May 19; cn register and find out more at https://bit.ly/3aa3pqW.
IOR president Mike Creamer said: “The Institute of Refrigeration brings together a huge number of technical experts, with the high-level knowledge and practical experience that will enable us to progressively address the global challenge of achieving Net Zero Heating and Cooling. We are committed to supporting all of those involved, including end-users, designers, consultants and the suppliers of heating and cooling technologies, to attain the best efficiency from existing equipment and simultaneously, achieving innovation through the application of new technologies. We are also developing guidance for the adoption of low carbon business management practices. Our alliance with the Cool Coalition and applying our “Beyond Refrigeration – Journey to Net Zero” Template is a great step forward on our journey toward Net Zero.”