A new and exciting project examining the pathway to zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the global cooling sector has been launched as a collaboration between the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), the Cool Coalition, the Carbon Trust and the COP26 High-Level Champions.*
As part of this project, a “Pathway to Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Cooling” report will be written, which includes a global product list featuring HVAC&R technologies that use natural (or no) refrigerants. As such, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shecco are reaching out to manufacturers around the world to submit their best products in various HVAC&R sub-sectors.
The list will be shared with major end users with the aim of encouraging non-state actors to invest in these technologies. It will also be used to identify sub-sectors where more development is required in order to meet the Pathway to Zero requirements for cooling in the future.
Products will be collected under eight main sectors: domestic, commercial, industrial, and transport refrigeration; and domestic, commercial, industrial, and mobile air conditioning. In sectors where there is an abundance of qualifying products, the information will be presented as a prescriptive guideline for end users instead of a set product list.
Companies will be allowed to submit multiple products if they so choose – at no cost. The minimum criterion for submission is that the product should use either no refrigerants or natural refrigerants (i.e. non-synthetic refrigerants). Preference will be given to products with proven energy efficiency features (such as suitable energy labels and high coefficient of performance/COP ratings) – if available/applicable.
Products can be submitted simply by completing this short online form. The submission deadline is July 24, 2020.
Disclaimer: Submission does not guarantee inclusion and ultimately the choice of what to include lies with EIA and shecco.