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ASHRAE pledges support for World Refrigeration Day

USA: ASHRAE is encouraging its worldwide chapters and members to speak to the public about how cooling provides climate and food security in support of World Refrigeration Day.

The theme for this year’s World Refrigeration Day on June 26 is Next Generation Cooling. The desire is to highlight the innovative technologies that improve cooling’s energy efficiency and the opportunities the industry provides in maintaining and improving quality of life.

According to ASHRAE president Farooq Mehboob, the theme aligns perfectly with ASHRAE’s commitment to advancing cooling system technology and its prioritisation of environmental stewardship. 

“ASHRAE is committed to promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An important way to accomplish this is by fostering innovation in the cooling industry. We are dedicated to supporting research, education and collaboration to drive innovation to ensure a sustainable and efficient cooling infrastructure around the world,” Mehboob said.

In particular, ASHRAE is keen to engage with students making career choices. “As an industry, we need to recruit, train and retain people equipped with the knowledge and skills that a modern, forward-thinking industry requires,” said Stephen Gill, founder of World Refrigeration Day. 

“Just as no-one will expect the cooling solutions, we supply in the future to be the same as those from the past, no-one should expect the workforce to be the same either. This year’s campaign is an opportunity to showcase what we are doing now to ensure we have the diverse, highly skilled workforce that our future industry needs,” Gill added.

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