The Heat Pump Association has added its backing as support continues to grow for the inaugural World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
Mike Nankivell of the HPA said: “We are truly delighted to offer our support to World Refrigeration Day. Initiatives such as this are necessary to help raise and increase awareness of the remarkable benefits that air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps deliver in so many aspects of our everyday life.
The support follows recent endorsements from organisations including the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) the Institute of Refrigeration Ireland (IRI).
CIBSE president Stephen Lisk said: "World Refrigeration Day is a chance to explain the many benefits that refrigeration has brought to the world over the last century. It is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of the pioneers of early refrigeration and to celebrate the developments that continue today. CIBSE is delighted to support this important event and to work with the Institute of Refrigeration and its partners in raising awareness of all the varied aspects of refrigeration today.”
Colin Goodwin, BSRIA technical director, said: “BSRIA relishes the chance to support World Refrigeration Day, which aims to raise awareness and understanding with general public of the significant role that the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps industry and technology play in both modern life and society.''
IRI president Seamus Kerr said: “One of the main objectives of the IRI is to work towards improving the quality and standards of refrigeration solutions and having a World Refrigeration Day complements this goal. We look forward to celebrating on June 26.”
The establishing of a World Refrigeration Day has been a personal crusade of consultant and well-known industry figure Steve Gill for over a decade, with many trade associations and professional bodies from around the world now indicating that they will celebrating the day as an annual event.
Steve also raised awareness the event to another level recently when he was invited to speak at a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting in Paris. He said: "The big news for me is that UNEP will be promoting the event through a number of initiatives across 147 developing economies. It was an amazing experience. I now believe that WRD truly will be a world day.''
- UK launch events will centre on the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) show in Peterborough, which will feature a WRD Village in assocation with the IOR and ACRIB.