green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Seminar: Seminar on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sectors in Sydney, 2015

November 2015: The Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA) hosted a two-day seminar in Sydney to explore the possible contributions of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVACR) industry in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Industrial, commercial and residential HVACR stakeholders were invited to an intensive two-day program highlighting the transition of the Australian HVACR industry to energy efficiency and emissions reduction. The ARA has estimated that Australia has the potential to reduce its HVACR energy bill and operating costs by over $10 B per annum and reducing national GHG emissions by 7% from the HVACR sector alone.

The seminar addressed key issues impacting the Australian HVACR industry, providing stakeholders an opportunity to gain accurate information in the following areas:

  • Exploring emerging HVACR energy efficient technologies and solutions

  • Identifying and appreciating energy efficiency and GHG emissions reduction

  • Quantifying and Recognising the value of integrated energy efficient engineering

  • Recognising the regulatory requirements to shift to low GWP refrigerants

  • Safety, risk and education – handling and implementing low GWP natural refrigerants

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