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World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign centred around June 26 to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector and focuses attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern life and society.

 World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign established by the World Refrigeration Day Secretariat to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector and focuses attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern life and society. It draws attention to wonderful engineering and science that is all around us every day. Refrigeration is at the very heart of modern life. It enables people to live, travel and work comfortably. It saves lives. It enables people to achieve.

For example, surgeons operate in air-conditioned hospitals. Chilled vaccines are delivered safely to millions in need. Low-carbon heating solutions (heat-pumps) keep people warm. Food is delivered in hygienically safe conditions. Humans travelled to the moon in a temperature-controlled rocket. We play sports on artificially made ice and snow. Artists perform in air-conditioned theatres.

World Refrigeration Day was the idea of refrigeration consultant Stephen Gill, former president of the Institute of Refrigeration in the UK.

The inaugural World Refrigeration Day  on June 26 2019 was an immediate monumental success when more that 800 physical events took place in at least 153 countries around the world.

In 2020, the theme for World Refrigeration Day –  #ColdChain4Life – celebrated the importance of the refrigerated cold chain
in sustaining life. The cold chain links producers and growers across the world to the domestic refrigerator in our kitchens, and it is essential for so much more than food. Vaccines must remain chilled until they are used by medical professionals around the world, and the cold chain is essential for blood transfusions and organ donor transport and storage

The WRD 21 campaign will focus on careers in the refrigeration,  air-conditioning and heat pumps industry and is titled “Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World”. The goal of the campaign is to inspire students and young professionals – for both men and women – in all countries, encouraging them to meet the challenges faced in their communities.

Refrigeration is at the very heart of modern life. More than 15 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector. The total number of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump systems in operation worldwide is around 5 billion. Those systems provide the conditions we require for health, comfort, worker productivity, manufacturing, and essential environments for food, pharmaceuticals, and digital data. Dedicated professionals design, build, maintain, and regulate them as well as educate a new generation of practitioners.

Opportunities within the industry abound for young people with a wide range of career aspirations. Advanced cooling technologies need to be implemented in order to expand life required environmental conditions while meeting sustainability requirements of international climate and ozone protection accords.  A new generation of cooling champions – engineers, technicians, researchers, educators, policy experts and executives – are needed to create controlled environments modern live requires. The benefits of reaching into a wide diversity of communities for promising talent will be a high campaign priority.

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We would like to thanks Sheryl Todd who created the original WRD logo.

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​World Refrigeration Day is a registered not-for-profit company – registration number 11849271

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