COP26 Cooling & Heating Hub

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Why must cooling and heating end users act now?
  • Cooling and heating are estimated to account for around half of the end-use energy worldwide and 40% of its energy-related global carbon dioxide (CO₂) emission
  • Cooling industry accounts for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions
  • UNEP is warning without radical changes the cooling industry HFC emissions are projected to reach 20% of CO₂ output in 2050
The role of heat pumps in the decarbonisation of heating and cooling

Group talk on the role of heat pumps in the decarbonisation of heating and cooling during COP26 – Queens Quay heatpump, Clydebank. Featuring: Thomas Nowak – European Heat Pump Association, Richard Lowes – Regulatory Assistance Project, Dave Pearson – Star Renewable Energy and Michael McGuinness – West Dunbartonshire Council

District Heat Pumps - Queens Quay, Clydebank

Thomas Nowak (EHPA) and Michael McGuinness from West Dunbartonshire Council discuss the Clydebank, Queens Quay heat pump project.

Heatpumps - Bringing clean heat into our cities

Star Renewable Energy’s Group Sustainable Director, Dave Pearson talks about heating our towns and cities, heat demand and pledges from local and national bodies.

Natural Working Fluid Heatpumps

How heatpumps deliver joined up heating and cooling
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How can you meet climate change targets?

Read our range of articles written by industry experts discussing the steps you can take in order to meet climate change targets.

The Star SEC Calculator App – the first step on the temperature controlled storage journey to Net Zero

Star Refrigeration free Specific Energy Consumption benchmarking app launched recently, amidst the build-up to COP26 and much conversation around the need for businesses to meet Climate Change commitments and start on the route to Net Zero…

Climate change and heat pumps - 'We have the technology'

There is now a general consensus that climate change is happening and is it’s being dramatically exacerbated by the combustion of fossil fuels. In this article, Dave Pearson, Group Sustainable Development Director discusses how domestic heating can be decarbonised through heat pump technology…

Energy Saving Insight: Plant Maintenance & Remote Monitoring Technology

The past two decades have seen a growing commitment across all sectors of UK business and industry to reduce electrical energy consumption to help tackle climate change…

A roadmap towards net zero in the cold chain

Transitioning towards a net zero cold chain sector makes sense on multiple levels. Not only will reducing energy consumption and curbing harmful emissions be of benefit to the environment, but it will also incur significant financial savings for facilities owners and operators…

An introduction to modern low carbon refrigeration systems for large distribution centres

The cold chain is responsible for around 2.5% of global greenhouse gas output and finding more efficient and sustainable ways to deliver cooling in response to the UK’s net-zero carbon target is a critical challenge…

Trust the experts

Recent industry awards attained by Star Refrigeration
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Heat Pump City of the Year at the European Heat Pump Awards 2021

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Net Zero Achievement at the Glasgow Business Awards 2021

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Partnership Award at the TCS&D Awards 2021

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Refrigeration Contractor of the Year at the TCS&D Awards 2021

Specific Energy Consumption Calculator

Download our new free SEC Calculator app to benchmark your cold stores energy usage against UK best practice guidelines and the wider industry. Scan the QR code or search ‘’SEC Calculator’’ in your iOS or Android app stores.

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Discover if you are on the SMART road to Net Zero

Take our SMART Road to Net Zero quiz and be in with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher

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How much could you save?

Ethos Energy Management

By installing Ethos software in nine of Asda’s CDCs, the company saved over 1,100 tonnes of CO₂ emissions in four years.

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Queens Quay Clydebank

Queens Quay Heat Pump project will deliver circa 5,705 tonnes of CO₂ reduction for the Clydebank area.

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How can we help?

Get in touch with our expert management team and find out how we help your cooling or heating business grow sustainably.

Dr Rob Lamb

Group Sales and Marketing Director

rlamb@star-ref.co.uk

David Pearson

Group Sustainable Development Director

dpearson@star-ref.co.uk

James Ward

Operations Director - Service & Maintenance

jward@star-ref.co.uk

Dermot Cotter

MD Star Technical Solutions

dcotter@star-ref.co.uk