The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace have relaunched the Cool Technologies website to promote clean cooling technologies and natural refrigerants. The relaunch happened during the recent 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Rome, Italy.
The original Cool Technologies website was launched in 2014, but it was hacked in 2018 and subsequently shut down, said Fionnuala Walravens, Senior Climate Campaigner at EIA.
The relaunched website contains expanded sections on refrigeration and air conditioning. There are also new sections on heat pumps and components like compressors and heat exchangers. Other new features include a list of case studies with a map functionality; and background information on sustainable cooling, maintenance of HVAC&R systems, and reducing energy consumption.
Notably, the site features information on natural refrigerant installations by end users from throughout the world, including North American companies Walmart, Sobeys, Target, Red Bull, PepsiCo, McDonald’s, and H-E-B; Europeans Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, METRO AG and Lidl; Australians Woolworths and Drakes; Pick n Pay in South Africa and Lawson in Japan.
“Sustainable cooling is about avoiding obsolete, inefficient technologies which are harmful to the environment,” said Walravens. “By understanding what Cool Technologies are available and working well for others, manufacturers and businesses can make the best choice for the future.”
“As the global demand for air-conditioning and refrigeration grows, natural refrigerants are emerging as sustainable solutions; saving the planet from billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and helping to keep global warming below 1.5°C,” Paula Tejón Carbajal, Global Campaign Strategist at Greenpeace International, added.
The website is aimed primarily at businesses in the developing world, but also aims to “help raise awareness of and build confidence in HFC-free alternatives for clean cooling worldwide,” according to a joint press release from EIA and Greenpeace.
You can find the new Cool Technologies website here.
By understanding what Cool Technologies are available and working well for others, manufacturers and businesses can make the best choice for the future.”Fionnuala Walravens, EIA