The collaboration between the Associazione Tecnici del Freddo (AREA), EPEE, and EVIA leads to the launch of the new HVACR week that will take place in June in a couple of European cities. The main focus of HVACR Week and the three European associations joining efforts are addressing and emphasising on the importance of the HVACR business sector. The first-ever HVACR Week in the world will take place from 6-12 June. The European associations are hosting two main events, the first one will be a part of the 18th European Conference in Milan on 6-7 June and the second one will take place in Bruges as a part of EURIKA 2019 on 11-12 June.

The president of AREA Marco Buoni says: “We want HVACR Week to be a highlight of our sector’s calendar for years to come”. He shares the associations’ ambition to place a major focus on the HVACR industry on the continent and its environmental impact along with the demands and the needs in the business sector.

“Six months after the entry into force of the Kigali Amendment, two weeks following the European elections, and at a time when climate change is a major concern for worldwide citizens, this will be the perfect time for our sector to gather, stop and think about how it can help make the world a better place.”

The European Conference that is held every two years in collaboration with the Centro Studi Galileo, UN Environment, and the International Institute of Refrigeration will be hosted by the Polytechnic University of Milan under the aegis of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea protection. Everyone taking part in the conference will have a great chance to hear about and keep track of all technological innovations available on the international market this year.

A set of scientific presentations introduced by a number of leading presidents of major global associations and various industry representatives will stress out the importance on the environmental impact in many industry segments and sectors with a focus on climate change and innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are designed and developed to counter its effects.

Just a few days after the European Conference, EPEE and EVIA will be the hosts of the third edition of EURECA. The conference focuses on and covers the importance of cooling and ventilation for health, productivity, and well-being. EPEE’s director general Andrea Voigt says:

“Cooling and ventilation are not a luxury but a necessity. Our sector contributes to a number of Sustainable Development Goals but is far from getting the attention it deserves. Technologies and solutions are readily available but still not sufficiently deployed. This is even more worrying as current trends such as urbanisation, and ageing population and a warming climate will fuel market growth as well as energy demand.”

This is why the focus on this year’s EURICA is putting under the magnifying glass the crucial role of cooling and ventilation, as well as opportunities for sustainable cooling and ventilation technologies, their role of the transition towards smarter and more sustainable cities and regions.