• IEA New Report: The Future of Cooling Opportunities for energy-efficient air conditioning

    “Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. Setting higher efficiency standards for cooling is one of the easiest steps governments can take to reduce the need for new power plants, cut emissions and reduce costs at the same time.” 
    Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA

  • Sustainable Cooling for Europe (World Café)

    coolingEU stakeholders invite you to join them for their World Café at EUSEW on June 6 from 09:30 to 12:30 at Fundación Galicia Europa (Rue de la Loi, 38) to discuss what role cooling plays
    for all of us in the various sectors and how to move forward.
    Registration is now open until Monday, June 4!

  • Three hints to make climate-friendly cooling possible today

    It is estimated that 10% of all CO2 emissions are caused by cooling. Let that sink in for a moment. Our need for temperature control has a significant impact on our planet’s well-being and, with a growing population and increased urbanization, this effect can only be expected to rise.

  • Retail Refrigeration: Making the Transition to Clean Cold

    By one estimate, greenhouse gas emissions from cooling account for 7% of global emissions, double that of aviation and shipping combined. Sustainable refrigeration systems are essential for the world to meet the demands of a growing population whilst addressing climate change.

  • Cooling Sector Profiles Now Available to Download!

    coolingEU in collaboration with its supporters and observes, has elaborated 9 fact-sheets with information about the different cooling sectors.

  • Be a part of coolingEU!

    Membership is now open to all associations, NGO’s and other organisations looking to contribute to make European cooling supply more efficient and sustainable.

  • coolingEU Communication Paper

    The coolingEU Communication Paper is now available! Click here and learn more about the importance of cooling, its situation in Europe and our work and aims for 2017.

  • Stakeholder Roundtable on Cooling Report

    The Stakeholder Roundtable on Cooling Report is now available! Click here to access the outcomes of the kick-start exchange between a broad variety of actors in the sector.

Our work

CoolingEU is a forum that brings together stakeholders representing the European cooling demand and supply sectors to promote a more efficient and cleaner cooling supply, increase the number of dedicated research projects and rise awareness on the importance of cooling.

Our Supporters

This initiative starts with ten founding supporters representing the European cooling sector. Together, coolingEU supporters represent more than 2000 members in 30 countries in Europe and beyond including, among them, national associations, research institutes, universities and companies.

Why cooling?

Cooling has long been under-represented in energy policy, compared to heat, power and transport. The European Commission has recognised this and took a first step with the launch of its Heating and Cooling Strategy in February 2016. Nevertheless there is…

Latest News

EPEE continues to participate in global effort to promote sustainable heating and cooling solutions in daily lives

EPEE, the voice of the heating, cooling and refrigeration industry in Europe had the chance to participate earlier this month in the “Sustainable Energy For All” (SE4ALL) Forum in Lisbon, speaking at a dedicated “Cooling for all” panel discussion. It was an important opportunity for EPEE to demonstrate the key role the industry is playing in day to day lives within our current society.

Sustainable Cooling for Europe (World Café)

coolingEU stakeholders invite you to join them for their World Café at EUSEW on June 6 from 09:30 to 12:30 at Fundación Galicia Europa (Rue de la Loi, 38) to discuss what role cooling plays
for all of us in the various sectors and how to move forward.
Registration is now open until Monday, June 4!

Three hints to make climate-friendly cooling possible today

It is estimated that 10% of all CO2 emissions are caused by cooling. Let that sink in for a moment. Our need for temperature control has a significant impact on our planet’s well-being and, with a growing population and increased urbanization, this effect can only be expected to rise.

IEA New Report: The Future of Cooling Opportunities for energy-efficient air conditioning

“Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. Setting higher efficiency standards for cooling is one of the easiest steps governments can take to reduce the need for new power plants, cut emissions and reduce costs at the same time.” 
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA

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Retail Refrigeration: Making the Transition to Clean Cold

By one estimate, greenhouse gas emissions from cooling account for 7% of global emissions, double that of aviation and shipping combined. Sustainable refrigeration systems are essential for the world to meet the demands of a growing population whilst addressing climate change.

Learn More

Cooling and refrigeration sector: the Cinderella of the EU’s energy system

Prof. Kostadin Fikiin, R&D Project Manager at the Technical University of Sofia explores in this article the situation of artificial cold in the global economy and reflects on the role of cooling and refrigeration in the EU energy policy. Find out more and access the full article here!

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