Sustainable cooling for Europe's small food retail stores

The Refrigerants, Naturally! for LIFE project (RefNat4LIFE) aims to promote the uptake of climate-friendly cooling alternatives among end users of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) equipment and servicing providers throughout Europe. 

Find your way towards sustainable cooling

About the project

RefNat4LIFE partners and objectives

Reports and case studies

Information on stustainable cooling for retailers

Store owners' web portal

Information and guidance


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RACHP servicing web portal

Information and guidance

Communication material

Download material and view webinars about the project

Coming up: E-Learning on sustainable RACHP in small food retail stores


RefNat4LIFE will be offering two self-paced online e-learning courses, one for owners of small food retail shops, and one for RACHP technicians.


What is the right choice for cooling equipment in times of global warming? 


These courses will provide information on not only the opportunities, but also the threats associated with RACHP equipment. The topics of legal provisions, alternative cooling systems and the energy saving potential of energy efficient technology will also be explored. The courses are an introduction to the topic of climate change and the role of the food retail sector. An overview of the political framework, climate-friendly technical solutions already available on the market and approaches towards sustainable stores will be provided.

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Refrigerants, Naturally! for LIFE (RefNat4LIFE) receives funding from the LIFE Programme, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.


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