Today is celebrated World Refrigeration Day

Date: 26 June 2019
Today is celebrated World Refrigeration Day
Today is celebrated World Refrigeration Day
Industry trade associations and professional bodies from around the world are united in establishing June 26th as World Refrigeration Day which will be celebrated all over the globe as an annual event. 
This day is birthday of physicist Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907).

World Refrigeration Day will serve as a means of raising awareness and understanding to the general public of the significant role that the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pumps industry and technology play in modern life and society with RACHP and HVACR organisations and professionals around the world undertaking a range of activities.

Follow events and activities of World Refrigeration Day

Bitzer comments

Patrick Koops, Head of Public Relations at BITZER in Sindelfingen, states: ‘Our industry is largely unknown to the public. Few people are aware of the immense importance of the products we make. World Refrigeration Day is a good opportunity to put more emphasis on the importance of our industry.’ Not just the supply of food, but also health care, air conditioning in office buildings or special medical applications would not be possible without refrigeration and air conditioning. ‘Hardly anyone knows of another use for refrigeration technology,’ continues Koops. ‘Heat pumps work along the same principle and are a highly environmentally friendly way of heating.’ He is thus also convinced that refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technology will be playing a major role in the coming transition to sustainable energy. ‘That’s why we at BITZER immediately chose to support World Refrigeration Day,’ adds Koops.

Emerson comments 

“We are excited to take part in the first annual World Refrigeration Day,” said Eric Winandy, Director of Integrated Solutions, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions. “The challenge of phasing-down HFCs and shifting to more sustainable refrigeration systems has been an important topic in Europe, and we hope this day helps spread awareness for the sustainable refrigeration options available. It is particularly important to food retailers who arguably rely the most on refrigeration to preserve our food supply.”

Video Series on Sustainable Refrigeration

Emerson has produced a new 4-part video series to help food retailers and other organisations understand the latest regulations and sustainable refrigeration systems available. The first installment of the educational series, “Why retailers need to switch to more sustainable refrigeration” is now live on Youtube.  

Other topics covered by the video series includes how natural and low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants – such as Propane and CO2 – are ideal alternatives to HFCs; overview of the different sustainable refrigeration system architectures available; and refrigeration safety. They will be released over the coming months on the Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions YouTube channel.


In the US, Dr. Rajendran, vice president, System Innovation Center and Sustainability for Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, presents in a 90 minute webinar on the responsible use of refrigerants. Titled, “Refrigerants for Life: How Refrigerants Affect Modern Life” the ASHRAE webinar recording is available at Rajendran is director of The Helix, Emerson’s research and innovation centre located on the University of Dayton’s campus. He represents Emerson in its communications with various policy and industry organizations, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, among others.

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