World Refrigeration Day - news, events and live updates from across the globe

26 Jun 2020

The IOR is a proud supporter of the World Refrigeration Day campaign.  The annual global initiative raises the profile of the important contribution that refrigeration air conditioning and heat pumps make globally across so many aspects of modern life – from medical, to food supply and farming, process engineering to data and IT, refrigeration technologies are essential and yet go widely unrecognised.

World Refrigeration Day will bring together a world community to celebrate the success and achievements of the RACHP sector through a series of international events and a social media campaign.

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World Refrigeration Day 2020

we are still #OpenForCooling on 26th June 


The IOR is encouraging UK businesses across the whole spectrum of the cooling industry to work together to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps sector and to promote the benefits or RACHP to us all by sharing information about how they have been providing essential services in areas such as food supply, medical facilities, hospitals and building operation.

Share your stories on how RACHP has had to keep going and stay OpenForCooling this year on:

twitter @thecoolinghub  #openforcooling #wrefd20

IOR members facebook page

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 



IOR WRD Big Debate


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: