The backers of the Global Cooling Prize have announced the eight finalists who will compete for the top prize of one million dolllars. Runners up will meanwhile compete for prizes worth a further $2 million in total. Entrants were assessed on their technology’s ability to offer at least five times lower climate impact than that of the baseline AC unit of a 5.3 kW fixed speed split AC unit with an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 3.5 and using R410A refrigerant with a GWP of 2088.
The finalists for the Global Cooling Prize reveal a diverse range of approaches to reducing carbon output
Cross Rental Services Group has acquired Swegon Hire UK.
Networked cooling systems, paired with energy storage technology and renewable power are seen as vital steps to becoming a more sustainable sector
RAC’s Cooling Business of the Year award is unique in that it seeks to recognise firms as businesses, looking at how they develop their staff; their work in the community; their efforts at compliance and raising standards; alongside innovation, project and customer service.
This month’s issue considers the cooling industry’s progress in trying to meet the demands of F-Gas regulation and the Montreal Protocol, as well as the major barriers and opportunities ahead.
Montreal Protocol parties to discuss sustainable cold chain, global HFC phasedown and rise in R11 emissions
Meeting in Rome this week (4-8 November) will consider what actions should be taken to build on Kigali Amendment to reduce global warming
New bipartisan legislation proposed in the US will attempt to introduce a national phasedown schedule to support the cooling industry to switch to lower GPW products from using HFC refrigerant.
Cool for School will seek to get Key Stage 3 pupils involved in refrigeration experiments
The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.