A Working Party on Life Cycle Climate Performance Evaluation has been set up by the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)).
The first car to use HFO-1234yf instead of HFC-134a for its air conditioning system is already being sold in Europe, according to reports in the auto press.
The British Carbon Trust has published a Refrigeration Road Map.
A high performance innovative HFC-134a chiller, having recently received a UK Cooling Industry Award, has brought significant energy savings to its users.
After their adoption by the EU Ecolabel National Competent Bodies, in June 2011, Ecodesign requirements for domestic air conditioning appliances of up to 12 kilowatts have been published on March 10 in the Official Journal.
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) has received a first place award for the design of its HFC-based cooling system, featuring two 3,200 kW high-performance centrifugal chillers.