Newsletter | September 2019



Tell us how your training needs have changed

As someone who has been involved in REAL Alternatives as a learner or stakeholder we welcome your views as the programme has now been live for nearly a year - tell us how it has helped you and how attitudes to using alternative refrigerants are changing by completing our feedback survey below: 


Open the survey here 



Successful Train the Trainer Programme

REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE held seven Train the Trainer events across Europe in spring and summer 2019. Feedback from participants was positive, highlighting how well the training had prepared them to offer their own courses for technicians in the future.  Check our website for details of future technician training events at



Workshop at the International Congress

The IIR's International Congress of Refrigeration 2019 which took place in Montreal last month featured a workshop on REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE. This was the perfect opportunity to present the project learning materials. Pictured here is Didier Coulomb, Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration talking about how the programme has evolved since it started and how it plans to extend globally in the future.


About the project...

Industry groups are joining together to help provide information on the safe use of alternatives such as ammonia, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide and low flammables though the REAL Alternatives learning programme.    Resources developed as part of the project offer innovative blended learning - a mix of e-learning, face-to-face training materials, practical exercises, assessments and an e-library of learning resources.

The free multi-lingual learning materials are available for individual development or use as classroom training materials. They include e-learning content, electronic tools, a comprehensive library gathered from existing resources.  The e-library contains over 100 useful industry resources.

The project is co-funded by the EU LIFE Programme for environmental initiatives.


- Register for the free e-learning here -