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

Jessica Granderson to Lead Berkeley Lab's Building Technology and Urban Systems Division

Jessica Granderson, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has been named director ... Read more

Berkeley Lab and United Nations Launch New Cooling Equipment Guidelines

As the world copes with more extreme heat because of climate change, the need for efficient cooling devices is more pres... Read more

Berkeley Lab’s Global Cooling Efficiency Program in the Media Spotlight

  Photo by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis Following the hottest summer on global record this year,... Read more