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  • A refrigerated bag to preserve vaccines in hot climates

    An autonomous refrigerated bag is currently developed in Burkina Faso. It could preserve vaccines between 2 ans 8 °C.

    • Publication date : 2017/09/15
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Mini containers, an energy-efficient solution for small farmers?

    To benefit small growers, a team of researchers investigated the concept of mini containers that would consume less energy and produce fewer GHG emissions than conventional full-size...

    • Publication date : 2022/12/12
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Higher AC setting temperatures to reduce thermal discomfort and energy demand in warm countries

    Using data from four cities in India, Philippines, and Thailand, a recent study found that occupants experience thermal discomfort from unnecessarily low air conditioning (AC) temperature settings. Warmer indoor...

    • Publication date : 2020/11/27
  • GL2018 highlights: CO2 systems now competitive in any climate

    During the Gustav Lorentzen conference, which took place in Valencia in June 2018, CO2 was the refrigerant with the highest number of papers, with an emphasis on transcritical CO2 systems and technical solutions which would improve the energy...

    • Publication date : 2018/08/08
  • Great potential for solar district cooling in Saudi Arabia

    A recent modelling compares the performances of a two-stage and a single-stage absorption chiller in a solar district cooling system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    • Publication date : 2018/12/27
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Measures for more energy-efficient air conditioning in Saudi Arabia

    A recent article proposes key policies and technologies that could promote a more sustainable use of air conditioning in Saudi Arabia, a country where air conditioning accounts for 70% of household electricity...

    • Publication date : 2020/12/28
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Technology
  • A transcritical CO2 system efficient in hot countries

    A transcritical CO2 refrigeration system was presented during the retail trade fair Euroshop 2017.

    • Publication date : 2017/07/27
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • R&D

    The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a new air-conditioning system combining membranes, evaporative coolers and desiccants into a single device with the objective to suit to all climates,...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
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    Sustainable air-conditioning solutions in EU buildings

    In a recent briefing note, the European Environment Agency (EEA) discusses sustainable solutions to the growing need for cooling in Europe.

    • Publication date : 2022/12/15
    • Subjects: General information
  • Briefs: Largest climatic laboratory

    The McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located in the US Air Force Eglin Base in Florida, USA, which began testing in 1947, is the largest climate testing facility in the world. The temperature inside the 77 x 61 x 21 m hangar, with a 4700 m² base...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Climate control for your desk

    We are used to taking command of our personal climate in planes and cars by using simple controls. Why not in buildings too? A study of the effect of installing individual air-conditioning vents at office desks, and putting controls at each...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • United Nations Conferences

    Two important United Nations Conferences recently took place in Port Ghalib, Egypt, in November 2009, on the Montreal Protocol, and in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009, on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. The IIR attended them and...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Modine won contract to develop CO2 air conditioning system

    On November 11, 2004, Modine Manufacturing Company announced that it has won a second-generation contract with the United States Army, Research and Developing Command, to continue to develop alternative HVAC systems that use CO2. Modine will...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/25
  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • Latest progress in the Caribbean Cooling Initiative

    Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are working towards setting up policies and minimum energy efficiency requirements to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions from cooling. 

    • Publication date : 2021/05/31
    • Subjects: Regulation, Developing country, Environment
  • Global HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector

    This table shows HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector – including air conditioning – in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent for about 40 countries that are signatories...

    • Last update : 2022/01/20
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction