Derbyshire, England — This year’s World Refrigeration Day (WRD23) announces that the theme will celebrate Next Generation Cooling. Held annually on June 26, World Refrigeration Day commemorates the people and technologies responsible for creating and maintaining the world we live in, a world dependent upon temperature-controlled environments.
“As an industry, we need to recruit, train and retain people equipped with the knowledge and skills that a modern, forward-thinking industry requires,” said Stephen Gill, founder of World Refrigeration Day.
Next-generation cooling will help reduce cooling systems’ energy consumption and carbon emissions as the world becomes more humid. The International Energy Agency adds that air conditioners account for nearly 20 per cent of the total electricity used in buildings around the world today, and its use is set to soar over the next three decades, becoming one of the top drivers of global electricity demand.
Building upon last year’s theme, “Cooling Matters,” this year’s campaign will look forward to raising awareness of how the modern cooling industry is adapting and evolving to meet the challenges and opportunities the sector faces.
The event will also focus on the skilled workers needed to work with this technology.
World Refrigeration Day was founded in 2019 to raise awareness of the cooling industry’s benefits and encourage the adoption of innovative and sustainable cooling solutions.
World Refrigeration Day encourages the global community to use the hashtags #NextGenCooling #WorldRefrigerationDay and #WREFD23 to help celebrate.