i-Hub Initiatives

The Innovation Hub will consist of three priority areas or ‘Initiatives’. The aim of these initiatives is for them to occur across a spectrum – from the research and innovation stage to adoption and use globally – to assist the HVAC&R industry transition to a low-emissions future.

The priority areas include:

  • Living Laboratories (places that enable testing of new technologies under controlled conditions) and Green Proving Grounds (to accelerate market acceptance and adoption of innovative building technologies)
  • Integrated Design Studios – facilitates collaborations with building owners and the design industry
  • Smart Building Data Clearing House – creating access to data for a better understanding of current building performance and energy management.