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20.09.2023 News Study tour to China - Pathway towards energy-efficent R290 air conditioning
From 4-8 September 2023, GIZ Proklima organized a study tour to China to encourage international exchange and share experiences on the production of energy-efficient R290 split-type air conditioning (AC). Representatives from government agencies and AC industry from Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam took part in the study tour.
15.09.2023 News Regional Workshop of the Cooling Program for Southern Africa (CooPSA) in Botswana
On 11 and 12 September 2023 focal points of climate change, ozone and energy departments of national ministries of Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa – meaning three focal points per country – met to discuss with GIZ and GFA Consulting Group the status quo and way forward of the Cooling Program for Southern Africa (CooPSA).
14.09.2023 News Webinar about international Safety Standards
This webinar aims to shed light on the recent revisions made to the standards and their implications for the industry.
The revisions address crucial aspects to ensure enhanced safety and efficiency in the industry by now allowing a higher hydrocarbon refrigerant charge (per unit area of room size) to satisfy the required cooling capacity. Moreover, we will explore the addition of the newly included standards for reefers and road transport ISO 20854 and EN 17893. During the webinar, our expert Daniel Colbourne from HEAT will delve into the key updates made in the publication and be there to discuss and answer all questions regarding the update.
12.09.2023 News Exchange of the RAC Sector in Thailand
How can we work together to make the RAC Sector more sustainable? What have we already achieved together? And what are activities that we can implement and support? Questions along these lines were discussed by the partners and stakeholders of the Green Cooling Initiative in Thailand in the 2nd Strategic Partner Cooperation Meeting. This Meeting took place on August 30th, 2023 in Bangkok.
08.09.2023 News Caribbean Cool Training: Enhancing expertise on R290
A one-week training in Trinidad in August provided refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trainers from Trinidad and several Caribbean states with a unique learning experience on the application of the natural refrigerant propane.
04.09.2023 News Cool Talks: "Energy efficiency to CO2 in a simple way"
For this Cool Talk, we had the opportunity to interview Mr. Damon Wyatt, Vice President and General Manager of Kysor Warren (part of EPTA Group), a leading brand of commercial refrigeration system that offers customers natural refrigeration technologies, including transcritical CO2 (R744) systems and hydrocarbon display cases. The company, understanding that the market is ripe for the uptake of natural refrigerant-based technology, is actively installing and advocating for such systems.
22.08.2023 News Cool Talks: "We are committed because the future is clear..."
For this Cool Talk, we have had the opportunity to interview Jim VanderGiessen of PRORefrigeration. Jim has served as CEO at PRO for more than 20 years, after co-founding the company with his father in 1990. PRO is one of the leading suppliers of chiller system to the US Dairy and US Craft Brewery Markets. PRO's corporate HQ is located near Seattle, WA, with its 70,000 square feet production facility located on the east coast, near Winston Salem, NC.
09.08.2023 News Cool Talks: “We are very passionate about the impact that we have on the environment”
For this Cool Talk, we have had the opportunity to interview Paolo Zunino. Paolo is C.E.O. at GTS S.p.A. with more than 30 years’ experience in several market segments. He started this position in 2017 and since then, along with his team of experts, he has been involved in natural refrigerant gases development all over the world.
21.07.2023 News Effective Ways toward Energy Efficiency – OEWG Side Event
Cooling accounts for about 10 % of global electricity consumption.1 And the demand is rising. Time for more energy efficiency! The current funding window of the Montreal Protocol opens opportunities to invest in this topic. Our side event provided examples for measures that can be taken.
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21.07.2023 News Capacity building for trainers in the refrigeration sector
The ROCA project, in partnership with the national ozone office and the Heat consultancy firm, organized two training sessions for refrigeration and air-conditioning trainers from several towns in Burkina Faso in June.