Tag : sustainability
The University of Birmingham will next year host what it claims is the world’s first ever international ‘clean cold’ conference focused on taking a more collaborative environmental approach to cooling policy.
A proposed ‘cold as a service’ approach to providing less carbon intensive cooling functions on a per use basis has been put forward as an example of radical business models that experts argue are needed in a drive for more sustainable refrigeration and food supply.
An anticipated quadrupling in worldwide demand for cooling appliances by 2050 could lead to a 90 per cent increase in global energy consumption without new political and industry thinking, findings from the University of Birmingham have said.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have commenced a partnership with India-based Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation focused on introducing more sustainable cooling to protect foodstocks in Haryana and Punjab.
Research into the potential use of solar energy and waste heat sources to generate cooling functions and ensuring improved efficiencies for lower GWP refrigerant were among several projects honoured at the IOR’s 119th annual dinner in London yesterday (February 21).
A panel of ten expert judges will decide on a range of ‘cool roof’ projects to receive individual grants of US$100,000 to aid potential wide scale adoption.
A major meeting of heat pump specialists has called on the EU to take an even stronger stance on sustainable heating and cooling following this week’s elections for the European parliament.
Academics and specialists will look at new approaches for sustainable cooling solutions and policy that will fully or partially make use of solar power in ‘sun-rich’ countries