IOR Presidential Address and Debate

IOR Presidential Address and Debate

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) President, Steve Gill FInstR will be hosting a debate on the topic of “Is Air Conditioning for Comfort Cooling necessary for the UK?” on the evening of 12th January in Birmingham. The free event is open to all.

Guest speakers joining the debate will represent the variety of different approaches to the issues around the impact of the growing use of air conditioning in the sector:

·         FETA (incorporating BRA, HEVAC and HPA) represented by Graham Wright FInstR Chairman of the FETA Board

·         ASHRAE & CIBSE represented by ASHRAE Past President Richard Rooley FREng, FCIBSE, Fellow of ASHRAE

·         BESA (The Building Engineering Services Association) represented by Graeme Fox FInstR Senior Mechanical Engineer

Together they will explore some of the high level strategic issues facing the sector and the importance of air conditioning both now and in the future as demand is expected to grow.    Some of the topics we expect to cover include the environmental impact of air conditioning, the roles of standards and building performance, international challenges, and opportunities for collaboration.

This will also be broadcast as a webinar for those who cannot join on the evening.

The IOR would like to invite FETA, BRA, HEVAC, HPA, BESA and CIBSE-ASHRAE Group Members to join us at the event which will take place at 5.15pm at the Arden Hotel, Birmingham (near the NEC, free on-site parking). Please register at .


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