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ASHRAE Present Co-Organized World Refrigeration Day Webinars

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  • 18 Jun 2021
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  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Present Co-Organized World Refrigeration Day Webinars

Karen Buckley Washington
Public Relations Specialist

ATLANTA (June 18, 2021) – ASHRAE will present two co-organized webinars to mark the observation of World Refrigeration Day 2021. World Refrigeration Day, June 26, is an international awareness day to celebrate applications of refrigeration technology and its impact on the quality of life.

“Refrigeration and cold chain technologies offer invaluable and often life-saving resources to our day-to-day lives,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E. “ASHRAE is pleased to participate in this year’s World Refrigeration Day activities, further highlighting our long-term commitment to advancing the science of refrigeration technology and its application for all.”

Sixteen webinars describing career paths available to students and practitioners in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps industry will take place during the week before and after World Refrigeration Day. Highlighting the day’s 2021 campaign theme “Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World,” the webinars will describe trends and opportunities in the technologies that deliver comfort, support the cold chain that provides food and life-saving vaccines, and stabilize the Earth’s climate.

ASHRAE will present the following two co-organized webinars in advance of World Refrigeration Day

Futuristic Career in Not-In-Kind Cooling Technologies
Thursday, June 24
1:00PM to 3:00PM EDT
Speakers: Yunho Hwang, Qian Suxin, Kim Jiyeob, Subramanyaravi Annapragada
Presented by ASHRAE and The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Life-Saving Cold-Chain Careers
Friday, June 25
10:00AM to 11:00AM EDT
Speakers: Nawaz Kashif, Stefan Elbel, Chris Repice
Presented by ASHRAE

The objective of this year’s theme is to inspire students and those early in their career path to join the more than 15 million people worldwide currently employed in the refrigeration sector.

“Partnering with organizations enables the refrigeration industry to reach out globally, with particular emphasis on developing countries, to expand the workforce that supports life-giving and society-dependent technologies,” Steve Gill, 2021-22 chair of ASHRAE’s Refrigeration Technology Committee for Comfort, Process, and Cold Chain and World Refrigeration Day founder. “Opportunities within the industry abound for young people with a wide range of career aspirations. Advanced cooling technologies provide them with a profession that improves life in their communities and in the world as a whole.”

Visit for World Refrigeration Day resources, as well as information and publications concerning refrigeration and refrigerants, such as standards, design guides and ASHRAE courses.

To join in the World Refrigeration Day celebration connect with ASHRAE on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia. The state-of-the-art, high-performing net-zero-energy efficient global headquarters building is a destination venue for industry representatives, visiting from around the world, who are looking to experience cutting-edge engineering and architectural interventions.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit and connect on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.