As the only independent intergovernmental organization in the field of refrigeration, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) joins associations and companies worldwide to support the initiative of an official World Refrigeration Day on 26 June every year.
The annual World Refrigeration Day, to be launched on 26 June 2019, aims to raise awareness among the wider public about the importance of refrigeration technologies in everyday life.
Refrigeration is essentially a question of temperature and, as such, it only seems natural to celebrate the field on the birthday of the pioneer at the origin of the international unit of temperature, Lord Kelvin (Sir William Thomson) – born 26 June 1824. With increasing global stakes at hand, over the past years refrigeration has come to take a leading role at the heart of international affairs.
“The inauguration of a World Refrigeration Day would not only be an ideal way to recognize the many historical achievements of the industry, but also a means to anticipate and overcome together the challenges we face. The IIR, founded in 1908 on the occasion of the first International Congress of Refrigeration, can attest that the HVACR industry, including cryogenics, offers countless opportunities from both personal and professional standpoints, and has grown into a key part of todays’ society,” according to the organization.