ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2019) – ASHRAE and UN Environment are accepting entries for a jointly established international award program to promote the innovative designs, research and practices of low-GWP alternative refrigerants and related technologies.
The Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Award annually recognizes people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to innovative designs, research and practices that minimize global warming potential (GWP) through refrigerant management.
“We look forward to seeing entries from innovators who are committed to sustainability through the development and implementation of a new generation of low-GWP efficient solutions,” said 2018-2019 ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter, P.E.
First Place and Honorable Citation awards are made in two categories:
- Residential Applications
- Commercial/Industrial Facilities
The winners in each category will be selected based on innovative solutions for designs, practice or research using lower-GWP technologies. The selection will take into account the following criteria:
- Extent of need;
- Innovative aspects in transforming conventional practices;
- Technical replicability to developing countries; and
- Economy feasibility to developing countries.
Entries for the 2019 awards will be accepted until May 15, 2019. Winning projects will be publicized by both organizations, and first place recipients will receive a stipend to receive their award at a UN Environment event.
For more information, visit ashrae.org/lowergwp.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. For more information, visit ashrae.org and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.