Following on from its Transition to low-emission HVAC&R: Issues and solutions discussion paper, AIRAH has launched a proposed PRIME Roadmap for HVAC&R.
Following on from its Transition to low-emission HVAC&R: Issues and solutions discussion paper, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) launched a proposed PRIME Roadmap for HVAC&R at the AIRAH Industry Summit 2013. Phil Wilkinson, AIRAH CEO, states that in many ways the HVAC&R industry is still fragmented, which makes progress towards lower emissions that much more challenging, and what’s required is a strategy, and that’s where PRIME comes in.
“PRIME represents the five pathways to transition,” Wilkinson explains. “All proposed solutions from the discussion paper have been divided into five categories: Professionalism, Regulation, Information, Measurement, and Emission abatement.”
Potential solutions to the issues raised in the discussion paper were allocated into the five PRIME subject areas and were further divided by priority, complexity, potential for emission reduction, and resources that might be contributed. Using this data, AIRAH will develop a draft of the PRIME Roadmap. Industry will then be asked to consider the best mechanisms for driving the program forward.