Two St. Lucian technicians participated in a three day seminar on Energy Efficiency and Alternative Technologies for the Cooling sector from December 3rd to 5th, 2019 in Georgetown, Guyana.
The seminar had a strong focus on the use of natural refrigerants in the cooling sector principally hydrocarbon (R-290) and Carbon dioxide (CO2). The participants will also visit CO2 and ammonia cooling systems in Guyana.
On Thursday 5th December, 2019, the last day of a three day seminar, the National Ozone Officer of Grenada, Mr. Leslie Smith, seized the opportunity to convene a meeting of the Heating, Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration technicians from across the Caribbean region.
They discussed the idea of a formation of a Caribbean Association of HVAC technicians which was initiated in Grenada in 2012,
During this special meeting organized in the margins of the Energy Efficiency Workshop, twenty four (24) technicians representing a cross section of thirteen (13) countries across the Caribbean attended.
A major outcome of the meeting was the establishment of a Steering Committee with the overall objective of setting up the framework and leveraging financing for the establishment of the regional association of HVAC-R technicians