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01/10/2017 Actualité GCI presents case study at ATMOsphere Europe in Berlin
In the course of the ATMOsphere Europe - a series of global events that bring together political, industrial as well as private stakeholders promoting natural refrigerants - the GCI presented a case study on the needs to develop international safety standards for hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) appliances.
01/10/2017 Actualité Successful Green Cooling Week 2017 in Berlin
From September 25th to 29th about 40 participants from 17 different countries met at the Green Cooling Week 2017 in Berlin organised by the Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) in order to find out about the latest environmentally friendly cooling technologies and to jointly develop new ways of using, disseminating and promoting sustainable Green Cooling worldwide.
01/07/2017 Actualité Sri Lankan Delegation in Frankfurt
01/07/2017 Actualité The Green Cooling Initiative contributes to U4E policy guidebooks
The United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative has identified energy-efficient appliances as a "high-impact opportunity". They have the potential to reduce countries' greenhouse gas emissions, generate economic benefits, enhance energy security and improve people's wellbeing. Amongst a five-part series of United for Efficiency (U4E) reports, the Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) contributed to two guidelines on energy-efficient & climate-friendly refrigerators and air conditioners.
01/07/2017 Actualité Successful launch of first South African thermal test chamber
On May 23rd, the first African test chamber for refrigerated vehicles was officially inaugurated in Pretoria. The test chamber enables manufacturers to test their cooling units and increase their efficiency, hereby mitigating the high levels of emissions from the transport refrigeration sector.
01/07/2017 Actualité Two "Cool Trainings" completed!
Nine international RAC technicians and fifteen international RAC policy makers have successfully completed their "Cool Training"! They are now competent in the safe handling and policy frameworks of natural refrigerants. By implementing and spreading their newly acquired skills in their home countries, they are promoting the use of green cooling technologies.
01/07/2017 Actualité Green Cooling Africa Initiative (GCAI) successfully completed in Namibia and Mauritius
The GCAI is in its final stages in Namibia and Mauritius. With the development of policy and technology roadmaps, the African frontrunner countries can effectively include the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the RAC sector in their national climate strategies.
01/07/2017 Actualité A new series of GIZ publications regarding ozone depleting substances (ODS) management
The inadequate disposal and accumulation of old, faulty air conditioners and refrigerators containing ozone depleting refrigerants and foam blowing agents poses a considerable threat to the environment. In recognizing this, GIZ Proklima has published a series of guidelines outlining the adequate management of ODS banks, together with a manual that demonstrates the appropriate dismantling of cooling appliances.
01/07/2017 Actualité GIZ Proklima Expert Talk on cooling for sustainable development
On June 23rd, over 40 experts in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) and other related fields gathered at the Proklima Expert Talk of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to discuss and exchange experiences and perspectives on future trends, challenges and opportunities in the key action fields of green cooling and sustainable development.
01/04/2017 Actualité Cinnamon-fueled air conditioning: Green cooling Technology Partnership in Sri Lankan Hotels
The tourism sector is a front runner of Sri Lanka's economy; according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the travel and tourism sector accounted for over 10% of the island's overall GDP in 2015. Simultaneously, it is one of the major contributors to the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A leading hotel chain on the island embarks on an innovative path to reduce its GHG emissions in a climate-friendly way.