The Energy Efficiency Literacy for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems e-learning course is designed to educate officials and ASHRAE members on opportunities to enhance energy efficiency and energy conservation in the mechanical cooling sector.
Developed by ASHRAE and the United Nations Environment Programme’s OzonAction and United for Efficiency teams, with funding support from the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, the course particularly targets National Ozone Officers and energy policymakers. It links energy efficiency with the refrigerant transition that is driven by the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
The course includes modules explaining:
- Why we need air conditioning and refrigeration.
- The processes that maintain spaces at lower temperatures.
- How air-conditioning and refrigerating system components work together and use refrigerants.
- How to avoid or correct problems to promote responsible use of resources, reduce operating costs, and create healthier environments and better buildings.