The Centre For Sustainable Cooling, led by co-director Toby Peters, and shecco (publisher of this website) today unveiled a collaborative project that refines the concept of “Clean Cooling,” an unprecedented, holistic approach to refrigeration and air conditioning systems that incorporates the most efficient and environmentally friendly technologies while addressing the pressing societal need for cooling equipment in developing countries.
A document outlining the project can be read and downloaded here.
Clean Cooling “provides resilient cooling for all who need it without environmental damage and climate impact,” says the document, authored by Peters, Professor in Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, U.K. Clean Cooling “meets cooling needs while contributing towards achieving society’s goals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, climate change mitigation, natural resource conservation and air quality improvement.”
Moreover, the document says, Clean Cooling “must be accessible, affordable, financially sustainable, scalable, safe, and reliable to help deliver societal, economic and health goals as defined by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
To help accelerate the transition from traditional cooling to Clean Cooling, the Centre For Sustainable Cooling is developing a set of measurable standards for Clean Cooling against which cooling innovation and projects can be assessed. “These standards will help all stakeholders to properly understand and quantify the true sustainability (financial, social and environmental) of cooling technology, including CO2e emissions reduction,” the document says. Depending on market interest, this could become the basis for a first-of-its-kind formal Clean Cooling Audit-and-Certification Program.
“As we create the framework for the definition and measurement of Clean Cooling, we welcome comments from all stakeholders,” said Peters and Marc Chasserot, CEO of shecco, a market accelerator for climate-friendly cooling and heating technologies that use natural refrigerants.
“Clean Cooling will be the gold standard for everything to do with cooling systems,” added Chasserot. “It will bring all the pieces of the cooling puzzle into one measurable whole.”
Clean Cooling will be the gold standard for everything to do with cooling systems.Marc Chasserot, shecco