IOR joins Cool Coalition

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has joined the Cool Coalition – a UNEP-led initiative that supports the UN sustainable development goals and Paris Agreement through action on cooling. The move will see the IOR working with other organisations such as the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment […]

Events and conferences

The IOR extends call for abstracts

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has extended the abstract deadline for its annual conference until January 29. The conference is being held online from April 21–22, 2021, and is called “The Journey to Net-Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021”. The IOR is inviting presentation papers that explore innovations or initiatives that will help […]


AIRAH and IIAR sign memorandum of understanding

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding. Headquartered in Virginia in the US, the IIAR represents companies and individuals working in the ammonia refrigeration space. Its members work in all facets of the industrial refrigeration industry, and include […]

Cool for School competition

Cool for School competition

The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) is running a competition for school students, to promote the contributions that refrigeration science and principles make to society. The Cool for School initiative encourages students to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematical principles behind refrigeration processes. IoR Chief Executive Miriam Rodway says refrigeration science and principles make a […]

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World Refrigeration Day Celebration receives UN boost

The inaugural World Refrigeration Day set for this coming June 26 has received a boost from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which is strongly encouraging its members to support the initiative. World Refrigeration Day aims to raise awareness of how refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat-pump technology and science contribute to modern living and society. Meeting […]


AIRAH and IOR strengthen ties

Two of the world’s leading HVAC&R member organisations have put pen to paper on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the UK-based Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) formalised the agreement on January 14 at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The MoU is aimed at […]