Switzerland-based Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) will head to Cape Town, South Africa, on March 9 to speak to the local HVAC&R industry about the Cooling as a Service (CaaS) business model.

The BASE team will host two free roundtable sessions – taking place the afternoon before the first-ever ATMOsphere Cape Town event – to help South African equipment providers, end users and funders of HVAC&R technology learn more about CaaS and how to implement it. 

It’s also a “matchmaking” opportunity putting providers in contact with end users to discuss leveraging the CaaS model.

CaaS is a pay-per-service business model designed to overcome first-cost barriers and accelerate adoption of energy-efficient cooling technologies and climate-friendly refrigerants gases.

BASE leads the Cooling as a Service Initiative, along with the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), which aims to promote the model for efficient cooling systems to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Market accelerator shecco, publisher of this website and organizer of ATMOsphere Cape Town, and BASE signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 20 to promote the CaaS Initiative.

To mainstream the CaaS model around the world, Switzerland-based BASE is seeking applications, until February 14, to receive free support for incubator projects that use highly efficient air-conditioning or refrigeration solutions with low-GWP or natural refrigerants.

Two discussion sessions

BASE’s first roundtable-discussion session, open to technology providers and investors, will look at the opportunities and challenges surrounding the CaaS model in South Africa. 

After a break, technology providers and end users managing commercial and/or industrial HVAC&R systems will participate in the second session the session; end users will learn about how to apply CaaS to their own projects, as well as interact with providers.

Who should attend?

  • All end users with commercial and/or industrial HVAC&R installations 
  • Investors (including funds and banks) 
  • HVAC&R service and technology providers 
  • Industry associations and trade bodies 

Registration for this event is free. Click here to add your name to the list. Registration is mandatory. Register before Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 

For more information on CaaS, visit the CaaS Initiative website or the BASE’s project page. Find out more on how to join the CaaS Alliance

Want to find out more, or have something to say about this story? Join the ATMO Connect network to meet and engage with like-minded stakeholders in the clean cooling and natural refrigerant arena.