Articles Tagged with ''Environmental Protection Agency''

EPA Backs Obama Climate Action Plan

Videos Focus on Environmental Issues
December 9, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan announced during the summer included a specific reference to global warming potential (GWP) issues related to a number of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants commonly used by contractors in the HVACR industry.


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Honeywell Gains Nod from EPA for HFO

Refrigerant Aims for Centrifugal Chiller Market
December 9, 2013
Honeywell has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added HFO-1233zd (also known as Solstice™ zd) refrigerant to the list of materials exempted from volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.


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Regulatory Challenges Discussed at Symposium

Refrigeration Technology, Regulations Headline Latest Meeting
December 2, 2013

Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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Nov. 18, 2013: JCPenney Earns Energy Star Certification at Over 500 Locations

Each Certified Building Saves the Company Thousands of Dollars in Energy Costs Every Year
November 18, 2013
JCPenney announced that it has achieved Energy Star certifications at over 500 stores, one supply chain facility, and its home office, surpassing the company’s initial goal of having 400 locations certified by the end of 2013.


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Refrigeration Technology Considered at EnVisioneering Symposium

Event Also Looks at Regulatory Challenges
November 18, 2013
Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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Why the EPA Does What It Does

Top Administrator Talks Science of Regulations
September 30, 2013

Before we continue to launch attacks at the agency as an easy target, it might be good to step back and examine why the EPA does the things it does. 


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HVACR Industry Wary of R-22 Surplus

R-22 Chugging Along Despite Phasedown
September 23, 2013

Current inventory of R-22 remains plentiful in the U.S., even as the industry heads toward a total phaseout of the popular refrigerant in 2020.


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Obama’s Climate Action Plan Targets HFC Reduction

International and Domestic Initiatives Push Phase Down, Reduced Use
July 29, 2013

President Barack Obama’s recently announced Climate Action Plan specifically references the future of the familiar HFC refrigerants all HVACR contractors work with on a daily basis.


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Figuring Out a Phase Down

Feds Trying To Get Global Consensus on HFC Reduction
July 29, 2013

At the second Atmosphere America Natural Refrigerants conference, attendees got a report on the most recent — at the time — U.S. government proposal for a worldwide agreement on what to do with HFCs.


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July 22, 2013: Senate Confirms Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator

McCarthy Has Been with EPA Since 2009
July 22, 2013
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McCarthy previously served as assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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