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Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Award

Are you working on a project in a developing country? Do you have an ASHRAE colleague who is involved in projects in developing countries?

If yes, you should apply or nominate the team for this award!

ASHRAE and UN Environment are accepting entries for a jointly established international award program to promote the innovative designs, research and practices of low-GWP alternative refrigerants and related technologies.  The ASHRAE UNEP Coordinating Committee hopes that you will spread word about the award within your government affairs networks to generate entries from the ASHRAE community.


The Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Award annually recognizes people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to innovative designs, research and practices that minimize global warming potential (GWP) through refrigerant management.  First Place and Honorable Citation awards are made in two categories:

  • Residential Applications
  • Commercial/Industrial Facilities

The winners in each category will be selected based on innovative solutions for designs, practice or research using lower-GWP technologies. The selection will take into account the following criteria:

  • Extent of need;
  • Innovative aspects in transforming conventional practices;
  • Technical replicability to developing countries; and
  • Economy feasibility to developing countries.

Entries for the 2019 awards are being accepted until May 15, 2019. Winning projects will be publicized by both organizations, and first place recipients will receive a stipend to receive their award at a UN Environment event.  An international committee of refrigerant management experts will judge the awards, including several ASHRAE members.  Sheila Hayter and Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle from UNEP are chairs of the committee.

More information can be found in the attached PDF and the entry link can be found at:

Please reach out to your GAC chair, Rafi Karim, for further inquiries or assistance with the nomination process.

GGAC Update 6/6/18

The upcoming CEC Business Meeting has some topics that you might find interesting.

  • Technician Certification
  • Energy Standards
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Zero Energy
  • Research to double existing building efficiency by 2030
  • Multi-family housing
  • Etc.

June 13, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

California Energy Commission (CEC) Business Meeting

1516 Ninth Street

Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor

Sacramento, California 95814


Remotely or

GGAC Update 6/5/18

Public Review Period Ends June 18th for ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2007R – Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ATLANTA (May 4, 2018) – ASHRAE seeks a second round of public comments on proposed revisions to BSR/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007R – Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The standard is open for a 45 day public review until June 18. Those interested in reviewing and commenting can do so at  

The purpose of Standard 90.2-2007R is to provide minimum energy-efficiency requirements for the design and construction of residential buildings. The proposed revision of ASHRAE Standard 90.2 presents a completely new approach to delivered residential building energy performance than the 2007 edition of the Standard. This revision to the standard seeks to deliver residential building energy performance that is at least 50% more efficient than the energy efficiency defined by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which serves as the industry benchmark.