Several companies have invested millions of dollars into research and development of low-GWP (global-warming potential) refrigerants, resulting in a number of options for contractors seeking alternatives to the refrigerants that have been delisted under the EPA’s recent rule.
Those involved at the sharp end of refrigerants and testing have underlined warnings that F-Gas quotas and the forthcoming bans are on course to create serious supply issues for end users and equipment manufacturers alike — if they don’t plan ahead.
AHRI petitioned for review of the new energy efficiency standards in August 2014
July 30, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that a settlement has been reached in litigation that it brought against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenging DOE’s final rule, issued June 3, 2014, setting energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).
New ‘refrigerant driving license’ will help ensure safe management of refrigerants
July 28, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) announced an agreement completed during the Montreal Protocol Open Ended Working Group meeting in Paris, which includes development of a global qualification program for refrigerant supply chain networks.
The market is primarily being driven by extensive growth in the hospitality industry
July 28, 2015
The global food service equipment/commercial refrigeration market was valued at $31.54 billion in 2013, and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8 percent from 2014 to 2020, representing a value of $44.33 billion in 2020, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research.