ASHRAE celebrated the important role refrigeration and air conditioning play globally across many aspects of modern life on World Refrigeration Day.
World Refrigeration Day was established in 2018 to serve as a means of raising awareness and understanding to the general public of the significant role that refrigeration and refrigerants play in modern life and society.
“ASHRAE has been pioneering refrigeration research and advancing the development of refrigeration technologies for close to 125 years,” says Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2019-20 ASHRAE president. “We are proud to support World Refrigeration Day and look forward to working with partnering organizations to celebrate the important contributions that refrigeration makes toward our daily well-being around the world.”
Industry associations and societies from the U.S., Africa, Australia, China, Colombia, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, the Middle East and across Europe participated in a series of activities to support this day. Governmental officials also joined in recognizing the event, including issuing letters and statements of commendation.
At its annual conference, during which World Refrigeration Day took place, ASHRAE had signs available for use in photo ops using the hashtag ‘#refrigerants4Life.’ In cooperation with OzonAction of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ASHRAE offered a ‘Refrigerants for Life’ pocket guide, posters and stickers along with information from supporting organizations.