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ASHRAE UNEP OzonAction Lower GWP Innovation Award

Entries Now Solicited for ASHRAE UNEP OzonAction Lower GWP Awards

ASHRAE is pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2020 ASHRAE and OzonAction of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Lower GWP Innovation Awards.

The award promotes innovative design, research and practice by recognizing people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to minimize global warming potential (GWP) through refrigeration and air-conditioning applications. The award is part of ASHRAE-UNEP OzonAction joint workplan for 2019-2020 under the global cooperation agreement established by both parties in 2007.

The award’s selection criteria include:

  • Description of innovation in field of lower-GWP refrigerants.

  • Confirmation project has been implemented in a developing country.

  • Extent of need.

  • Environmental impact achieved including specific reference to the GWP chemicals’ contribution.

  • Description of further application in developing countries from both the technology and economic perspectives, including how the innovation is financially feasible to be replicated.

The entry period is open now and ends 1 September 2020. Information about the award and the online submission form can be found at Entries will be judged by an international jury of experts in the field of refrigerant research and management selected by ASHRAE and UNEP.

The individuals who worked on projects selected for 2020 awards will be announced at Montreal Protocol related events. ASHRAE and UNEP will also team to disseminate information to specialists and government officials in developing countries about the projects selected to raise awareness of successful technology applications.

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