Refrigerants & Reclaim

Research, Development Driving Refrigerants

Refrigerants Being Tested in Various Applications and Settings

With the industry facing an apparent shift to low-GWP refrigerants, the performance of those gases is being carefully studied.


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Ingersoll Rand Cuts GHG Emissions

Company Aims to Reduce GHG Footprint 50 Percent by 2020

Ingersoll Rand’s Commitment to Action will avoid the same amount of CO2 emissions that can result from powering nearly 2 million homes for one year.


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HVAC Industry Commits $5 Billion to Refrigerant Plan

Manufacturers, Organizations Look to Reduce Hydrofluorocarbon Use 80 Percent by 2050

AHRI representatives said the HVACR industry is committing $5 billion over the next decade to research and develop new refrigerants and equipment to help accomplish the phasedown.


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Carrier Studies Natural Refrigerants in Europe

Study Decodes Key Drivers For and Against Sustainable Refrigeration

The study seeks to provide a clear picture of the key drivers for and against the adoption of sustainable refrigeration and refrigerant options, and the effects of legislation.


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Sept. 25, 2014: HVACR Associations Organize Global Refrigerant Management Initiative

Initiative Will Work to Improve the Management of Refrigerants and Reduce Leaks

Three of the world’s leading HVACR associations, the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and Brazilian Association for HVAC-R (ABRAVA), announced the formation of the Global Refrigerant Management Initiative at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit.


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Sept. 24, 2014: Buehler’s Fresh Foods Recognized by EPA’s Greenchill Partnership

Becky Foster of Buehler’s Received the Awards Based on Her Efforts with Dan Steffen of Harrison Refrigeration

Buehler’s Fresh Foods announced that it has been recognized with two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Partnership Awards for 2013. The company received the Most Improved Emissions Rate award and the Superior Goal Achievement award.


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Sept. 22, 2014: Natural Refrigerants Make Sense in Supermarket Applications, Says Carrier Study

Survey Provides Insights from European Food Retail Professionals

Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets surveyed in northern and western European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, according to a new report issued by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe. The research finds that this trend is being driven by industrywide sustainability policies that are outpacing legislation.


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Considering CO2

Contractor Looks at Benefits

Hank Bonar, owner of Bonar Engineering and Construction of Jacksonville, Florida, provided the following as part of his response to a story on refrigeration trends in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of The NEWS. A portion of this was used in that story; here, Bonar’s comments are presented in their entirety.


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‘Last’ Gen Refrigerants Being Developed

Focus Is on Low-GWP Options

Contractors hoping for a final word on the newest refrigerants will have to wait — but maybe only a bit longer. Research continues and most of the studies are focusing on low-GWP HFCs and HFOs. But the good news is that what is currently being worked on could well represent the last generation of refrigerants.


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Coolers and Concerns

Manufacturers Report on Refrigeration Developments

A couple of manufacturers in the refrigeration sector — Mainstream Engineering and ICOR — are making announcements of developments in that sector.


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Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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