The Institute of Refrigeration's new Award will be made annually to a project that demonstrates the achievements of our sector in reducing environmental emissions from cooling in the UK. The introduction of this award supports one of the most important priorities for IOR members – to address the challenges of net zero as well as facilitating the sharing of innovation, raising awareness of best practice and promoting the advancement of technology for the good of society.  Not only will the winning project, company and team be recognised before their peers at the IOR Annual Dinner each year, but they will also be invited to give a technical paper on the IOR written papers programme to ensure that awareness of innovative and successful solutions is maximised. 

The award is linked to the practical application of the IOR’s Beyond Refrigeration priorities that are aimed at supporting the sector towards net zero. The award is open to companies or a collaboration between companies.

For full details of the award nomination process and eligibility see The closing date for entries is 14th November 2023. A list of finalists and the winning entry will be announced by the President at the IOR Annual Dinner on 22nd February 2024.