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  • Briefs: HVAC Asia 2008

    HVAC Asia 2008 will be held in Singapore on July 2-4, 2008 and 15 000 visitors are expected.,

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Energy efficiency and labelling systems in Asia

    During a recent symposium on energy efficiency and labelling systems in Asia held in Tokyo, valuable information was given on the status of some projects: - In China, household appliance energy-efficiency labelling was first implemented with...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Briefs: Record-breaking CDM deals in Asia

    The Clean Development Mechanism, established under the Kyoto Protocol, is a project and market-based mechanism that allows industrialized countries to invest in greenhouse-gas-mitigating activities in developing countries and earn certified...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Asia’s largest cold storage facility to run on ammonia

    Ocean Star Aquatic Products Co., Ltd., a seafood processing company in Zhengzhou, Fujian Province, will soon complete the installation of a cold storage facility that is claimed to be the largest not only in China but in the whole of Asia.

    • Publication date : 2012/10/16
  • Trends and Figures: Increase in AC prices in Asia

    According to 2 articles in JARN, the prices of air conditioning are starting to show the effects of the rising raw materials prices, including those of copper, steel and aluminium. There are claims that the prices of these essential metals, in...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Trane announces contract with Carrefour for 38 stores in Asia

    On February 9, 2005, Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems and comprehensive facility solutions, won a competitive bid process with Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, for 38 new stores in China, Indonesia, Thailand,...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • Asia-Pacific refrigerants market

    Asia-Pacific’s refrigerants market was valued at USD 5,665.49 million in 2013, and is estimated to reach USD 9,119 million by 2019.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/16
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • The hydrocarbon market in the Asia Pacific

    The hydrocarbon market in the Asia Pacific will reach USD 128.5 million in 2018, according to a new market report by MicroMarket Monitor.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/11
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Asia: record temperatures in April increase cooling demand

    In April 2023, hotter-than-average temperatures have been recorded in Asia, affecting electricity and cooling demand.

    • Publication date : 2023/05/15
    • Subjects: Developing country, General information
  • The air conditioning boom in Southeast Asia

    Electricity consumption needed for air conditioning in the ten ASEAN countries could quadruple between 2017 and 2040 to reach 300 TWh. But a saving of 110 TWh is possible by doubling during this period the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of...

    • Publication date : 2019/11/29
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • The air conditioning boom in South-East Asia

    According to a recent survey, Southeast Asia faces a looming crisis as more people crank up inefficient air conditioning (AC) to cope with rising temperatures.

    • Publication date : 2018/03/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Developing country
  • Chilled & deli food market in Asia-Pacific

    The Asia-Pacific chilled & deli food market had total revenues of USD 296,724.7million in 2012.

    • Publication date : 2013/10/18
  • HCFC phase-out in South Asia: the case of Vietnam and the Maldives

    The HCFC phase-out is underway in South Asia. For instance, Vietnam met the 35% reduction target for 2020 while the Maldives recorded no HCFC import in 2020. 

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives, Regulation
  • Measures towards energy-efficient air conditioning in Southeast Asian countries

    The IEA projects that electricity demand from air conditioning could reach 300 TWh by 2040 in the ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Energy efficiency measures...

    • Publication date : 2022/05/30
    • Subjects: Regulation, Figures, economy
  • Canadian government

    The Canadian government recently proposed a set of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for homes and industrial products including large air-conditioning systems, commercial air-conditioning systems, room air conditioners, portable air...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • International events: European Central Asia

    The European Central Asia network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held its 7th annual meeting in Tirana, Albania. It was focused on the phase-out of CFCs in Metered-Dose Inhalants (MDIs) and the replacement of HCFCs in foams and...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Past events: The IIR around the world, April 2023

    This month, the IIR conference on HFOs welcomed 200 delegates, and one of Asia's largest exhibitions in HVACR, China Refrigeration, set a new record with 60,000 visitors and 1,100 exhibitors.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
  • The International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR)

    The IJR is the most important scientific journal in the field of refrigeration technology. It is a co-publication of Elsevier and the IIR. Eight issues are published each year, with over 15 articles per issue. Certain issues are totally or...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • International events: HVAC

    An IIR event, HVAC Energy Efficiency Best Practice Conference, was organized in Melbourne by AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating), on September 17-19, 2008. Various topics were covered: the rating of energy...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • International events:

    The European Central Asia network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held its 7th annual meeting in Yerevan, Armenia. For the first time, national associations of refrigeration and AREA were invited. Didier Coulomb attended the...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • International activities: UNEP

    The IIR was invited by UNEP to participate in a meeting of the Regional Ozone Network for Europe and Central Asia held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on February 26-March 2, 2007. Representatives of 16 countries and international agencies (UNDP,...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Magnetic refrigeration: a promising technology

    The IIR decided, a few years ago, to set up a Working Party on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature, and has organized 4 conferences: in 2005 in Switzerland, in 2007 in Slovenia, in 2009 in the USA, in 2010 in China. We published articles in...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Corporate Members: news

    - Danfoss has experienced booming sales 18% growth over the first three quarters of 2007. Sales reached 2.2 billion €. Growth in China and Latin America was particularly positive and end of year sales are expected to top 3 billion €.

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • South Korea joins Horizon Europe

    South Korea, an active IIR member country, is the first Asian country outside Europe to officially join the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe, from 2025.

    • Publication date : 2024/04/26
  • June 2004: fruitful meetings of the IIR’s statutory committees

    Here are some highlights of the annual meetings of the IIR's statutory bodies (Management Committee, Science and Technology Council [STC] and Executive Committee): Strategic Plan of the IIR Four years after having adopted its Strategic...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Conference reports: Tokyo

    ACRA2010, the 5th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, was held in Tokyo on June 7-9, 2010. This fifth successful IIR-co-sponsored event in the series attracted 156 attendees from 12 countries. Order the proceedings containing...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • International events: Taipei

    ACRA 2009 (4th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) was held in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 20-22, 2009. With 198 attendees from 10 countries and 135 papers presented, this fourth edition confirmed the ongoing success of this series...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • News from IIR members: Tecumseh do Brasil

    Tecumseh do Brasil has reached a landmark of 170 million compressors manufactured since the company was set up 35 years ago. The company manufactures hermetic compressors and condensing units for domestic and commercial refrigeration and air...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • What’s on the IIR’s 2024 conference calendar?

    The IIR calendar for 2024 features a promising choice of events covering cutting-edge refrigeration themes such as the cold chain, natural refrigerants, compressor technologies and much more! 

    • Publication date : 2023/06/28
  • The Congress in Yokohama: a great success!

    In Yokohama, the International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2015), a huge milestone in the refrigeration sector, saw a massive amount of information disseminated and certainly lived up to expectations with almost 1,200 conference delegates, 143...

    • Publication date : 2015/09/16
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids