World Refrigeration Day

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IOR WRD Debates

Join us for a series of live debates based around our recent launch "Beyond Refrigeration - the challenge to achieve net zero heating and cooling for the UK".   Discussions about the future role of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heat pumps .  Each of our themed discussions will start with a short scene setting talk, then we will open the microphones for the topic to be discussed more widely.

“These key areas are designed to focus our thinking, our discussions and our activity. We want to engage with our members who have the expertise to make these changes happen, with other technical experts who will support decision making and with policymakers who can put in place legislative frameworks and mechanisms to create lasting and effective change.”  IOR President, Kevin Glass FInstR

Session1 - 12.00pm - 12.45pm "Beyond Refrigeration"  How can we work together to tackle the challenge of achieving net-zero heating and cooling in the UK,

Session 2 - 13.00pm - 13.45pm  "Developing the Best People and Skills" What should a long term industry-led strategy for recruiting, upskilling and investing in the future of heating and cooling look like? 

Session 3 - 16.00pm - 16.45pm "Achieving Best System Performance" What are the right tools, systems and incentives to measure, monitor and maintain system efficiency? with discussion host Rob Lamb, IOR Trustee

Join any or all of these session using this webinar link:




All businesses big or small can take part – just post your stories on twitter tagging @thecoolinghub and #openforcooling #wrefd20 or email us and tell us how you have been supporting essential services, schools, food and the NHS in particular, along with any photos or short video introductions.



This initiative is designed to:

  • show the vast range of cooling related business in the UK
  • help businesses to get the recognition they deserve
  • share positive stories about your business and its role as an employer and contributor to UK society
  • celebrate World Refrigeration Day on 26th June  as this national day of cooling 


So let's all get involved!  IOR Twitter feed @thecoolinghub   



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