IoR-logoUK: Reducing energy usage and emissions will be the subjects for discussion at the Institute of Refrigeration Annual Conference in February.

The organiser says the programme will help re-evaluate current strategies and support those who want to develop improved approaches to environmental challenges.  At the same time it will identify how the sector can benefit from the opportunities offered by new markets and the emerging green economy.

The conference will be held on February 18 at the NEC, Birmingham, during the ACR Show. The programme has been designed to allow visitors to maximise their time by visiting the exhibition either before or after the conference.

“Reducing energy usage and emissions is one of the greatest challenges faced by the RACHP sector,” said Chris Green, chairman of the conference planning group. “This conference will provide practical insights into the issues looking at case studies and examples of efficiency achievements and savings, not just in the UK but internationally. It will provide delegates with a wider perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced with the continuous strive for greater efficiency, and minimising the lifetime impact of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems.”

Speakers confirmed so far include Dr Andy Pearson, chairman of RHE18 the refrigeration safety standard committee responsible for the UK contribution to the new EN378, Judith Evans of RD&T an expert in efficiency programmes, Daniel Colbourne, a member of the UNEP Refrigeration Technical Options Committee (TOC) for the Montreal Protocol and Julie-Ann Adams from Really Green Credentials.  

The IOR member price is £50 +VAT. Delegates will receive lunch and a full set of conference proceeding. A reduced student rate is available. Further details from www.ior.org.uk/ior-annual-conference-2016

Further details on the ACR Show can be found here: http://www.acrshow.com/