GLASGOW, United Kingdom — The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has recently launched the call for papers for its next annual conference, “The Journey Towards Net-Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021,” taking place online on April 21-22, 2021.

The event will feature presentations demonstrating how the refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump sector is responding to the challenge of net-zero heating and cooling by minimizing the need for cooling, maximizing the efficiency of RACHP systems, and developing innovative technologies.

Delegates will be able to sample keynote papers from experts in the field of environmental policy development and global heating and cooling initiatives, and workshops on benchmarking, leakage reduction, and low-GWP refrigerant options.

The conference aims to bring together experts with the knowledge, understanding, and reach to help the U.K. address the challenge of achieving net-zero heating and cooling. It also aims to publish a set of technical case study papers that will show technical and nontechnical businesses how they can move from current business as usual practices to a more sustainable way of operation, measuring their progress towards net zero.

Many themes will feature during the event, including balancing the heating and cooling demand, using energy intelligently, making use of best available technology, and reducing the need for mechanical cooling.

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