The first edition of World Refrigeration Day is scheduled to take place on 26 June 2019 to celebrate the success and technological progress of the refrigeration sector. The initiative is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and numerous associations and leading companies of the sector have assured their participation.

The date was chosen to honour the birth of William Thomson, also known as Lord Kelvin, who, besides creating the temperature scale, also proposed the first heat pump refrigeration cycle. The 26 June of each year will be the opportunity to reflect and contribute to a greater responsibility for the public on the essential role of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps, in multiple aspects of daily life.

Epta contributes to celebrating this special day by participating in two initiatives, in Italy and Spain.  

Francesco Mastrapasqua, Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs Manager of Epta, will talk at the meeting promoted by the Centro Studi Galileo and by the Associazione dei Tecnici Italiani del Freddo. He will present the state of the art tecnologies in Europe providing an update on the measures imposed by the F-Gas Regulation and on community environmental policies. He will also chart the route of future refrigeration, with a focus on the Ecodesign energy classification, which the European Commission will introduce in 2021. The conference will also be the opportunity for an in-depth examination on the solutions offered by Epta Group in favour of sustainability, and the FTE system stands out among these. This innovative technology is part of the Life C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration funded by the EU, which aims to demonstrate that it is possible to completely replace HCFC and HFC with CO2 refrigerant, in any climate or market condition.

In Spain, the meeting is in Madrid with Día Mundial de la Refrigeración. Epta Iberia will sponsor this event organised by Asociación de Empresas de Frío y sus Tecnologías (AEFYT), by Asociación de Fabricantes de Equipos de Climatización (AFAC) and by Asociación de Fabricantes Andaluces de Refrigeración. The event includes the participation of leading representatives of the Iberian sector who will discuss themes like the centrality of refrigeration in society, the challenges and the goals posed by the environmentally friendly turning point of the sector.