« Les enjeux du refroidissement » (Cooling Matters) sera le thème de la Journée mondiale du froid en 2022 (en anglais)
Célébrée le 26 juin de chaque année, la Journée internationale du froid vise à sensibiliser le grand public sur l'importance des technologies du froid dans la vie quotidienne.
At a side session held during the 2022 AHR Expo in Las Vegas (US), founder of World Refrigeration Day, Stephen Gill, announced that Cooling Matters would be the day’s theme for 2022.
Celebrated on and around June 26 each year, World Refrigeration Day aims to raise awareness among the wider public about the importance of refrigeration technologies in everyday life.
“Our objective is to make the public aware of cooling’s essential benefits, how cooling impacts daily life, and how technology choices foster environmental well-being of future generations”, said Mr Gill.
According to the AHR Expo secretariat, despite policies, standards and codes related to the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry, there is still significant lack of public understanding of cooling’s importance even though issues like refrigerant transition, emissions reduction, and maximizing energy efficiency have been addressed for decades by governments due to global policies and binding international frameworks.
Past World Refrigeration Day campaigns targeted refrigerant choices that protect the ozone layer, using the cold chain to distribute food, medicines and vaccines, and promoting “cool” careers, and the challenges will only become greater.
“Due to population growth, the world will need 60% more food by 2050. The unfortunate reality is much of the world’s food supply is lost due to waste,” said Rajan Rajendran representing ASHRAE’s Refrigeration Committee and the Global Food Cold Chain Council. “Increasing refrigeration in emerging economies is required to meet this growing demand. Some 475 million tons of food currently lost could be saved by wider application of refrigeration.”
Cooling Matters will tell the story of how our wellbeing depends upon cooling and how cooling technology choices can safeguard the well-being of future generations.
“Cooling is at the very heart of modern life. It enables people to live and work comfortably, it saves lives, it enables people to achieve. The need for cooling is everywhere, it touches lives in fantastic, though often unnoticed ways. However, we look at it, cooling matters to us”, declared Mr Gill.
For more information on World Refrigeration Day, visit worldrefrigerationday.org.