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Understanding Net Benefits and Cost for Different Energy Efficient Refrigeration Design Options

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Understanding Net Benefits and Cost for Different Energy Efficient Refrigeration Design Options

  • 22 Jul 2020
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Course Description


This webinar sets out a methodology and tools for manufacturers to understand cost and net benefits for
different energy efficient refrigeration design options and the required manufacturing line upgrades.

By attending this webinar, manufacturers will be able to determine which product changes can be taken cost effectively. The simulation software CERA gives visual modelling of the changes in components, the benefit in energy efficiency and the cost involved in doing so.

As part of the Montreal Protocol, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has, for many years, supported Member States which phase-out the use of ozone depleting and global warming substances in the cooling sector. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol in 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, led to the creation of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) which aims to help increase energy efficiency (EE) of cooling in developing countries. This unique K-CEP funded project: “Assessment of incremental capital and operating costs for improved EE in domestic, commercial and retail refrigeration” is brought to you by UNIDO and the International Copper Association.

The webinar will present the outcomes of the project and will provide insights into how to use the guidance document, analyze changes in manufacturing, evaluate technical and financial options for energy efficient products and calculate associated emission reductions


  • Introduction
  • Report structure, methodology, findings
  • Introduction to CERA- DOE software
  • Industrial examples.
  • Where to download resources; get consultancy follow up.
  • Q&A

What the participating companies said:

“The guidance is insightful and has given us direction moving forward. GETS is interested in further training workshops and webinars”. Uganda: GETS

“The recommendations in the report are very useful”. Lebanon: Lematic:

“We are evaluating the software and looking for support to increase our engineering capacity”. Guatemala: Fogel

“We are exploring the suggested actions with emphasis to improve the energy efficiency of our systems”. Ecuador: Indurama

“Our first step to implementation of the guidance is to source high-efficient compressors” Morocco: Manar

Webinar Speakers

Omar Abdelaziz, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, is an Assistant Professor of Thermofluids at Zewail City of Science and Technology with more than 15 years of R&D and project management experience in the energy efficient building technologies, sustainable energy production and utilization, alternative cooling and heating technologies, and alternative refrigerants. Dr. Abdelaziz is a member of the Ozone Secretariat’s Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and the co-chair of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee (RTOC).

Dr. IINO Fukuya, Department of Environment – UNIDO, has managed environmental technology transfer projects in 40 developing countries while working for two UN agencies. Prior to his 15-year UN career, he worked for the US and Japanese governments including the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He also served as the Managing Editor of Sustainability Science at Springer. Twitter: @fukuyaiino

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This webinar is presented as an ASHRAE partner webinar. It presents information of current interest and to provide a venue for interaction between ASHRAE members, other industry professionals, and the webinar presenter. These webinars should not be considered peer-reviewed (or the final word on any subject). ASHRAE has not investigated, and ASHRAE expressly disclaims any duty to investigate any product, service, procedure, design, or the like which may be described herein. The appearance of any technical data or editorial material in this presentation does not constitute endorsement, warranty, or guarantee by ASHRAE of any product, service, process, procedure, design, or the like.