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World Refrigeration Day will help bring recognition of the important role that refrigeration plays in our day-to-day lives.

World Refrigeration Day returns for its second year on June 26. It is an international event that raises visibility, awareness and understanding of the significant role that the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACP) sector plays in modern life and society.

The theme this year is “Cold Chain 4 Life.” This year’s campaign aims to make the public, policymakers and end-users aware of technology, food waste/loss, human health and comfort, environment and energy considerations associated with the cold chain. The goal is to motivate the adoption of best practices to minimize food waste/loss in the supply chain, stimulate wise technology selections and enhance operations to minimize leakage of refrigerants and maximize energy efficiency.

Emerson, St. Louis, Missouri, is sponsoring this year’s World Refrigeration Day and will host a live trivia event on its Copeland Facebook page at 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT on June 26. Participants will answer questions related to the commercial refrigeration and air conditioning industry, company history and product knowledge. A number of prizes are planned.

“Emerson continues to be committed to advancing innovation in the HVACR industry,” said Dr. Rajan Rajendran, vice president, system innovation center and sustainability for Emerson. “With World Refrigeration Day, we aim not only to showcase that commitment but to also advance dialogue in the industry about how we can all achieve this goal. We are actively engaged with leaders in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries to address the many challenges the industry is facing — including evolving environment-related regulations; climate change awareness; human health and comfort; the growing ubiquity of digital technologies; food safety and quality needs; and the never-ending energy efficiency and operating cost concerns.”

By actively participating in organizations such as Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCC), European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), and Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of Americas (CANENA), Emerson plays a strategic role in understanding and interpreting the ever-changing landscape of international, national and province-level regulations, said Rajendran.

Most recently, Emerson’s experts have been supporting initiatives to explore more globally friendly refrigerants through participation in the AHRI Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force established in April 2019. The task force was established with the goal of evaluating and enabling safe and reliable use of low-GWP refrigerants.

For more information on World Refrigeration Day, visit www.worldrefrigerationday.org.

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