IOR signs agreement with AIRAH


23 January 2019
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AIRAH president Ian Harwood, left, and IOR president Kevin Glass
The Institute of Refrigeration has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).

The groups say the move will provide the members of AIRAH and IOR access to each other’s considerable banks of technical resources, foster global collaboration on research projects, and provide shared training opportunities.
The two organisations have also agreed to give full support to International Refrigeration Day, scheduled for June 26. The day will see refrigeration-themed celebrations taking place across the globe including in the UK and Australia to raise the profile of the industry.

AIRAH president Ian Harwood said: “We are always looking to highlight the importance of the R in AIRAH. Our agreement with the Institute of Refrigeration will help us achieve that. It will also allow HVAC&R professionals on opposite sides of the globe to access each other’s knowledge and best practices, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.”

IOR president Kevin Glass added: “Our organisations have a long and proud history in their respective countries, with the IOR founded in 1899 and AIRAH in 1920. A century later, the challenges we face are more intrinsically linked than ever, especially with the HFC phase-down driving major change all over the world, and the growing focus on sustainability – a focus that we share.”

The presidents thanked AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson and IOR immediate past president Steve Gill for laying the groundwork for the agreement.
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