Catch up on the IIR Working Group on LCCP evaluation in Chicago

IIR Working Group on Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) evaluation continues to make impressive headway.

Latest meeting of the LCCP Working Group (WG)

The 6th workshop of the Life Cycle Climate Performance Evaluation WG took place on 27 January 2015 in Chicago, in conjunction with the ASHRAE winter conference.

With several presentations given, notably by Yunho Hwang from the University of Maryland (Chair of the LCCP WG) and Prof. Ed Cheng from San Francisco State University, twenty participants were briefed on the various works in progress within the group.

During this meeting, particular focus was given to projects concerning mandatory refrigerant leak security requirements for commercial refrigeration systems and reducing emissions to increase energy efficiency.

LCCP WG future objectives:

  • LCCP reevaluation at equal system capacity
  • Sensitivity studies aimed at reducing the complexity of different GWP refrigerants equations
  • Expansion of sample calculations to other applications and regions
  • End-user research
  • Finalisation and publication of LCCP guidelines in 2015.

The next LCCP WG workshop is expected to be held during the International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2015) in August 2015 in Yokohama, Japan.

What is the IIR Working Group on Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) evaluation?

This IIR Working Group (WG) is designed to assess the merits of different methods for evaluating the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) for refrigerating systems environmental impact of refrigerants and to produce implementation protocols for these methods, for use by decision makers and refrigeration stakeholders.

Yunho Hwang, Vice-President of IIR Commission B1, is chairman of this WP which began in January 2012.

The agenda, the list of attendees, the minutes and papers of this meeting, and all related information can be consulted on the dedicated web page of the LCCP Working Group.

If you are interested in the activities of this working group, do not hesitate to contact Yunho Hwang, chairman:

About IIR Working Groups

IIR Working Groups operate on a temporary basis to bring together specialists in order to work on projects arising from current issues.

Their aim is to promote development, provide knowledge and give recommendations in these spheres.

In order to achieve these objectives, they hold conferences and workshops, write publications and provide recommendations.

Members of working groups are IIR members from industry, university and research-centre settings or are refrigeration practitioners.

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