ASHRAE makes presence felt at COP26

US HVAC&R engineering body ASHRAE was represented at the COP26 conference recently held in in Glasgow, Scotland, formally participating as a non-governmental organisation (NGO). It was also an official COP observer. Along with more than 60 influential firms and organisations operating within the built environment, ASHRAE was one of the signatories of the 1.5°C COP26 […]


HVAC&R is the key to averting climate crisis

A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) has flagged the huge potential of the HVAC&R sector to reduce global emissions. The Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report notes that over the next four decades, international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 460 […]

Climate Action Summit

World leaders commit to stopping climate change

Government and private sector leaders have announced significant and concrete new steps to combat the climate crisis at the Climate Action Summit. The event brought together countries, governments, businesses and civil society to address climate change issues. Some of the commitments included: A number of countries agreeing to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero […]