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Promoting a shift towards natural refrigerants in heating and cooling appliances

Changing technology, regulation action and developing human capacity is needed to meet future requirements for carbon-neutral living and sustainable industrial processes. The Refrigerants, Naturally! association promotes the uptake of climate-friendly cooling and heating alternatives among end users of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) equipment and servicing providers. Natural refrigerants are an alternative to conventional refrigerants which propel ozone layer depletion and climate change.

We promote environmental protection by addressing the following areas: 

  • Natural Refrigerants: Only natural refrigerants are to be used in refrigeration, air-condition and heating equipment;
  • Energy efficiency: Appliances are to have the best possible energy performance;
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:  Continuous measuring is needed to support  a constant decrease of emissions based on agreed indicator (i.e. CO emissions/value of goods sold).

Natural refrigerants in RACHP technologies

Heat pumps play a vital role in the transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energies, particularly as regards heating. The R290 heat pump, for example, is a leading piece of energy efficient technology and various manufacturers have shown an interest in developing the market further.

a non-profit association for sustainable heating and cooling

The Refrigerants, Naturally! initiative is recognized under German law as a non-profit association.


Our members are exchanging about innovative and climate-friendly technologies, particularly pertaining to natural refrigerants as a cooling alternative. By initiating, organizing and coordinating events and activities, our members are expected to take part in actively communicating the association’s visions and goals.