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