Our Vision

The Global Cooling Efficiency Program envisions a world where the cooling needs of people are met fully, affordably and in harmony with the planet.

Our Mission

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Global Cooling Efficiency Program conducts global technology and policy-relevant research on the energy efficiency of cooling equipment in order to:

  • Maximize the energy, climate, monetary and public health benefits by improving energy efficiency in tandem with the refrigerant transition under the Montreal Protocol while minimizing the costs
  • Mitigate the negative impacts of the large expected growth in cooling demand due to various drivers such as increasing urbanization, electrification, income growth, and rising incidence and severity of heat waves
  • Expand access to cooling for underserved populations to increase community resilience

​We support research institutions, businesses, governments and other organisations interested in establishing cooling efficiency and low-GWP refrigerant related research partnerships.


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Recent News

Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive Awards for Cooling Efficiency Work

Two researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been recognized by the Kigali Cooling Effic... Read more

The Economist Intelligence Unit Interviews Nihar Shah

The Economist Intelligence Unit published an in-depth report on the future of cooling demand, sponsored by the Kigali Co... Read more

Director's Awards Honor Staff Achievements

Six researchers in the Energy Technologies Area have been recognized in the annual Director's Awards, which applauds out... Read more