17 - 18 May 2016

Workshop on Space Cooling




Executive Summary

Meeting Scope

This workshop will focus on space cooling and address the reason for the increase in energy demand for space cooling as well as available and future technologies and policies to meet the demand in various countries. With input from speakers representing public authorities, research and the private sector, the participants will discuss technologies, the demand for innovation, target oriented R&D programmes and reasonable incentives to reduce the energy demand responsible for CO2 emissions from space cooling. 

The workshop will result in a summary report, posted publicly, that identifies challenges concerning space cooling, highlights best practice examples in various countries and technology sectors, identifies priorities and gaps in current programmes for RD&D planners, and gives recommendations. 

Target Audience

In addition to EGRD national experts, we are seeking input from RD&D decision makers, strategic planners, and program managers from industry concerned with space cooling.  Participation is by invitation only.  


Rob Kool, Chair EGRD, Netherlands Enterprise Agency Global energy demand for space cooling in 2050John Dulac, International Energy Agency  Session 1: Future demand for space coolingEnergy demand for space cooling in the context of SE4All objectivesKsenia Petrichenko, UNEP DTU Partnership UK cold energy needs in an integrated systemGavin Harper, Birmingham Energy InstituteEnergy demand for space cooling in Germany Doreen Kalz, Fraunhofer ISE InstituteEnergy demand for space cooling in a non-OECD country Nihar Shah, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (tbc) Session 2: Technological options to reduce energy demand for space coolingCurrent and future technologies for space coolingVan D. Baxter, Building Equipment Research Group, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryHow to use cooling to avoid peak loadTommie Mansson, PhD Candidate, Chalmers University of Technology, SwedenVentilative cooling Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, DenmarkCooling and urban energy projectsHenk de Beijer, Director, SolabcoolWorld's largest solar cooling systems - experiences from 12 years of commercial solar cooling in Europe, Asia and the USAHarald Blazek, Strategic Business Development, SOLID GmbH Session 3: Barriers and supporting factors for low energy demand for space coolingIntegration of cooling from a planning and urban development perspectiveDjaheezah Subratty, Head, Policy Unit, UNEPCooling energy: demand, technology and institutionAtsushi Kurosawa, Institute of Applied Energy, JapanLiBr absorption Chillers and heat pumps - technology introduction and sample cases around the globeHaidong Hu, Senior Engineer, BROAD Best practice technology - high temperature cooling  Yi Jiang, Tsinghua University, Beijing Session 4: Public policies toward space coolingHeating and cooling strategy for the EUTimothée Noël, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European CommissionIEA global policies (4E)Brian Dean, International Energy Agency Mission Innovation and coolingRobert Marlay, United States Department of Energy