ClimateThe Institute of Refrigeration has published a statement to deliver net-zero cooling and heating. With the UK Government drawing up plans for a low carbon response to help the economy emerge from the lockdown, cooling and heating will have a key role to play domestically, commercially and industrially.  In Beyond Refrigeration, the IOR(1)  has identified seven key areas to be addressed at a policy and practical level to achieve the changes:


  • system performance
  • best technology
  • balancing heating and cooling
  • reducing the need for cooling
  • intelligent energy
  • working together
  • people and skills

Cooling through refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump processes is essential to support the UK society and economy. The demand for cooling is growing rapidly. This raises some critical issues for our sector such as:

  • how will the UK and global policymakers balance the growing demand for cooling with the need to reduce carbon emissions?
  • where should we adapt technologies and processes to become a net-zero industry?
  • what should the sector be doing to address these challenges?


For more details and information about how you can get involved in this process see the dedicated web page on our web site.