• From food to lab samples, refrigeration is essential to modern life.
    From food to lab samples, refrigeration is essential to modern life.

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) industry still doesn’t get the attention it deserves which is why organisations from around the world will come together next month to host a free educational session Breaking down RAC industry silos.

The organisers of World Refrigeration Day, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the United Nations Environment Program’s OzoneAction will host the session at the 2022 AHR Expo in Las Vegas.

In a joint statement issued yesterday, the organisers said:  “Refrigeration and air conditioning are essential to modern life. Yet most people are unaware of the technology behind cooling, partially from the RAC industry not reaching out to the public with coordinated messaging.

“The session is aimed at encouraging the RAC industry to share messaging resources and to better engage with consumers, policy makers and young people.”

The session will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Centre on 1 February, 2022.

“Despite the increased number of policies, standards and codes related to RAC industry, there is still significant lack of attention and understanding of the importance of the RAC sectors by governments, end-users, and public,” the statement said.

“Issues like refrigerant transition, emissions reduction, and maximizing energy efficiency have been addressed over the last couple of decades by most governments mainly due to relevant global policies and binding frameworks.

“However, the sector’s contribution to human welfare and our modern lifestyle goes beyond those topics and needs to be acknowledged and adequately considered by different groups from outside RAC community.”

World Refrigeration Day, which is held each year on 26 June, is a platform that all in the RAC industry can use to raise the industry’s profile. Examples of how that platform is breaking down industry silos in outreach efforts will be presented at the session.

To learn more about the AHR Expo or to register visit www.ahrexpo.com

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