Natural Refrigeration Foundation

About Us

We are the Natural Refrigeration Foundation, the world’s leading resource for evidence-based science to support the most earth-friendly refrigerants, which will drastically reduce greenhouse gases. It’s Cool science.

The Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit, education, research and training association dedicated to the natural refrigeration industry. Founded in 2006 by the membership of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), it's partnerships and alliances have grown to include GCCA, RETA, ASHRAE, schools and trade associations.


The Natural Refrigeration Foundation promotes the climate-positive, safe, reliable, and efficient use of the most earth-friendly natural refrigerants through research and scholarships to develop industry talent, academic alliances, and outreach.


The Natural Refrigeration Foundation is the world’s leading resource for educational development, research, and the practical promotion of the most earth-friendly natural refrigerants.