Natural technologies database updated

EIA and Greenpeace have relaunched their database of sustainable cooling and refrigeration technologies.

The Cool Technologies database ( covers all the “natural” refrigerant technologies and was created to help users, manufacturers and policy-makers move away from HFCs.

Sectors include air conditioning, refrigeration, compressors, foams and insulation. Commercial, domestic, industrial and mobile applications are covered.

The site is full of information about manufacturers and users of HFC-free cooling equipment from around the world that rely on “natural” refrigerants and other sustainable cooling technologies.

“Cool Technologies demonstrates the wide array of energy-efficient HFC-free cooling which is available. Understanding what the options are gives people the opportunity to make the best choice for the future,” said Paula Tejon, Greenpeace International Global Campaign Strategist.

“This is a crunch year for HFCs in Europe,” added EIA Climate campaign leader Clare Perry. “A sharp acceleration in the ongoing phase-down of these gases, combined with the requirement for HFC pre-charged equipment to obtain quotas is expected cut supply to about 44% of 2015 levels.”