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ASHRAE and UN Environment have announced they are accepting entries for an international award program promoting innovative designs, research and practices of low-GWP (global warming potential) alternative refrigerants and related technologies.

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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
  • Economic feasibility to developing countries.

Entries for the 2019 awards will be 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.

To apply visit ashrae.org/lowergwp.