Source: ACR-news.com - http://www.acr-news.com/
A 'VAST INCREASE' in the level of research funding for the acr industry is needed if it is to fully understand the impact it makes on climate change, argues acr academic Graeme Maidment.
Speaking at a SIRAC meeting on October 29, Professor Graeme Maidment (professor of refrigeration and air conditioning at London South Bank University, highlighted the disparity between the industry's environmental impact and the level of funding given to it.
"Our industry produces 10% of greenhouse gases and consumes 16% of UK electricity, however, the level of funding from government bodies to support research in this area is, at most, less than 3% of total energy related funds awarded", he said.
"There are many examples of excellence and innovation in the acr industry and the whole sector must continue to work together to deliver significant carbon and energy savings. By gathering this evidence we can make a robust case for greater government investment to deliver the reductions required."
Forty people took part in the SIRAC networking meeting on the October 29 at University College London.
SIRAC, supported by the Institute of Refrigeration, brings together the industry, acr researchers and universities to share ideas on new technology and how to promote sustainable innovation in refrigeration and air conditioning.
To view the SIRAC presentations click here