Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants for Cooling - Skills Needs and Solutions

Tue. January 15| 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | B315

This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about the skills challenges of using low GWP refrigerants more widely. It will explore the safety, reliability, environmental and containment issues related to new low flammables (HFO) as well as natural working fluids such as carbon dioxide, hydrocarbon and ammonia. Based on extensive European experience of training this workshop will introduce free e-learning, booklets, measurement tools and practical training and certification programmes that are being developed as a global resource from the EU ''REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE'' project. The project addresses knowledge, awareness, and skills barriers to the rapid and widespread adoption of low GWP alternative refrigerants by providing reliable, unbiased, consistent and up to date training materials linked to an extensive train the trainer programme.

Level: Intermediate

Type: Free Industry Sessions

Cost: FREE to all registered AHR Expo attendees

Topic(s): Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC/R Systems & Equipment, Refrigeration, Renewable Energy


Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)


Buoni, Marco

Marco Buoni
AREA Association of European Contractors and ATF Training (Italy)

Coulomb, Didier

Didier Coulomb
Director General
International Institute of Refrigeration

Maidment, Graeme

Graeme Maidment
London South Bank Univeristy and IOR

Glass, Kevin

Kevin Glass
Role: Chair