The World Refrigeration Day aims to raise awareness and understanding among the general public of the significant role that the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps industry and technology play in modern life and society. EPEE joins associations and societies from the USA, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Africa and across Europe to support a World Refrigeration Day, to take place on 26 June from 2019 onward.
Graeme Fox, Head of REFCOM
, said: “REFCOM are proud to have supported the inaugural World RACHP Day on June 26, in recognition and celebration of the contribution the sector makes towards protecting the food supply chain, lifesaving and comfort cooling, process cooling, and sustainable renewable heating technologies. Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps impact on almost every aspect of modern society and yet is often the hidden technology that nobody thinks about until something goes wrong, so it is right that we acknowledge this contribution with a special day in the calendar year.”
Marco Buoni, recently elected as the President of the European contractors’ association AREA, said: “AREA supports the establishment of World Refrigeration Day on 26 June. Such a celebration is an acknowledgement of the role for our society played by refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps whether related to health, food or comfort. RACHP contractors represented by AREA are proud to contribute to achieving such noble purposes”
Miriam Rodway, CEO of the Institute of Refrigeration, said: “The IOR is a proud supporter of World Refrigeration Day as an initiative to raise the profile of the important contribution that refrigeration air conditioning and heat pumps make globally across so many aspects of modern life – from medical, to food supply and farming, process engineering to data and IT, refrigeration technologies are essential and yet go widely unrecognised. Bringing together the world community to celebrate our success and achievements is very much part of the IOR’s role to promote the advancement of refrigeration technologies, and we look forward to working more closely with everyone supporting this great campaign.”
John Smith FETA Chair, and President of the BRA said: “The establishment of a World Refrigeration Day can only be good news. I would wholeheartedly support any initiative that raises the awareness of the ‘best kept’ secret of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry.”