WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.
Those were some of the themes that emerged from the most recent concurrent conferences on compressor engineering, refrigeration/air conditioning, and high-performance buildings held at Purdue University. The biennial event drew 700 attendees this year, representing 30 countries.