The Tip of the Iceberg podcast - Beyond Refrigeration

The Institute of Refrigeration brings you a podcast getting to grips with critical issues facing the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector in the UK. News, views and insights from the business and engineering experts driving innovation and change in our sector. The IOR is the place for experts in this sector, a membership institute and professional engineering association. Our podcasts are hosted by Miriam Rodway, Chief Executive. Our guests are members who are leading the field in all sorts of aspects of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and innovation. Find out more about the IOR at

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Monday Mar 28, 2022

This podcast features John Skelton and Richard Parr talking about the future of skills and training in the RACHP sector.  They look at why  everyone is going to have to up their game, as far as skills go, to achieve net zero objectives.  From fundamentals to new technologies, integration to behaviours.  We ask what does the future hold for training and how can we as individuals make a difference.
And for those interested in following up on some of the STEM initiatives that John and Richard mention in the discussion there are some links at the IOR website here 

Monday Mar 07, 2022

In this podcast, we talked to IOR Fellow Brian Churchyard about the complex balancing act that food retailers are facing as they work towards a net zero future.  We cover environmental topics such as the interplay between direct and indirect emissions, the need to look at whole life cycle costs, as well as energy use profiles – and discuss where refrigeration fits in. What are the challenges around finding simple, cost-effective engineering solutions and what does the future look like for low carbon retail refrigeration?  Brian is passionate about the opportunities for engineers to address these types of challenges, the contribution that service engineers are making and the positive impact of a successful refrigerant containment strategy.  Brian also shares some good advice for anyone who wants to make a difference in the journey to net zero in any sector or role.    

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

This week I talked to Graeme Maidment and Catarina Marques live from the largest gathering of refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump experts in the world - the ASHRAE Winter meeting.  Graeme and Cat share what it's like to be back at international events, what they learned about motivation and collaboration, and why they think solving international problems like low carbon buildings, diversity and addressing covid safety, need better ways of working.

Welcome to our first podcast

Tuesday Feb 01, 2022

Tuesday Feb 01, 2022

A quick introduction to the kinds of topics and people we will be talking to in this new Institute of Refrigeration podcast series hosted by Miriam Rodway our Chief Exec.
We want to know what topics you are interested in so send your suggestions and comments in to


About us

The Institute of Refrigeration is the professional institute for experts in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. With over 2000 members we know about cooling - the challenges, opportunities and changes coming your way. Cooling is essential to all our lives, from the food we eat to the products we buy and the buildings we occupy.  These podcasts expore just some of the issues facing the people designing efficient, sustainable and safe use of cooling in the world today.

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