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World Refrigeration Day: Cooling Matters!

June 21, 2022
On June 26, governments and industry groups from around the world highlighted the impact of refrigeration technologies on everyday life, aiming to inspire more innovation.


ATLANTA (June 21, 2022) – On June 26, ASHRAE, along with government and industry organizations from world will highlight the impact of refrigeration technologies on everyday life by observing World Refrigeration Day.

World Refrigeration Day, is an international initiative that raises the awareness of cooling’s benefits and inspires development and adoption of innovative and sustainable cooling solutions. This year’s theme, “Cooling Matters,” stresses the importance of cooling in a wide variety of daily areas like food, data centers, medicine, and air conditioning. 

“We witnessed the importance of refrigeration in helping to mitigate a global pandemic by keeping vaccines cold and their efficacy high, among other uses that are critical to health, comfort, and the welfare of humanity.” said 2021-22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP. “ASHRAE has always provided trusted technical expertise and leadership in refrigeration and cooling technologies and is pleased to support World Refrigeration Day.” 

The day serves as a platform to educate the public on issues such as refrigerant transition, emissions reduction, and maximizing energy efficiency in building operations. 

Cooling Matters will tell the story of how our well-being depends upon cooling and how cooling technology choices can safeguard the well-being of future generations,” said ASHRAE Refrigeration Technology Committee for Comfort chair and World Refrigeration Day founder Stephen Gill. “We encourage the whole refrigeration and air conditioning industry to join our global community in celebrating World Refrigeration Day 2022.” 

Industry supporters of World Refrigeration Day 2022 include the United Nations Environment Programme, ASHRAE, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment, the Federation of Ibero-American Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Associations, the Global Food Cold Chain Council, the International Institute of Refrigeration, the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Union of Associations of African Actors in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. 


Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. As an industry leader in researchstandards writingpublishingcertification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.     

Media Contact: Karen Buckley Washington, [email protected].