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ASHRAE support for WRD celebrates vital role of refrigeration

USA: ASHRAE has joined with associations and societies around the world in pledging support for the second World Refrigeration Day on June 26.

Called the “Coolest Day of the Year,” World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign created to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector and focuses attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern life and society. This year’s theme will be Cold Chain 4 Life.

“Since 1904, ASHRAE’s contributions to refrigeration research and technology continue to advance the cold chain industry and benefit the public in profound ways,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE president Darryl K Boyce. 

“We are proud to partner with other global organisations to support World Refrigeration Day, in this its second year, as we celebrate refrigeration’s vital role to the modern world.”

Participation is expected from prominent industry associations and societies, in dozens of countries for a series of refrigeration-related activities to support the day. Governmental officials have also joined in recognizing the event, including issuing letters and statements of commendation.

“Refrigeration and the cold chain are part of a growing, worldwide industry,” said Rajan Rajendran, chair of ASHRAE’s refrigeration committee. “ASHRAE’s resources and the work of our members will continue to make a difference in improving the quality of life for people throughout the world.”

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