Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), recently discussed the Kigali Agreement and some of the effects it may have on the HVACR industry with The NEWS.
"ASHRAE-Classified Refrigerants to Meet Society’s Changing Needs” takes place Jan. 29
January 16, 2017
More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases. A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legacy refrigerants and the forces that drive the development of new refrigerants is the focus of a new educational course from ASHRAE Learning Institute.
The market is projected to expand at a 3.2 percent CAGR
January 4, 2017
Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the commercial refrigeration systems market in its latest report. According to the report, the U.S. commercial refrigeration systems market is projected to expand at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 percent in terms of value over the forecast period.
Alternative to R-22 and R-404A approved under SNAP program
January 3, 2017
Arkema’s Forane® 449B (R-449B) refrigerant has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in multiple refrigeration applications under the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
Robert Hennessy has been appointed to the role of chief commercial officer in charge of aligning sales strategies across all business units in the Americas, Tim Amburgey has been promoted from regional director of refrigerant sales to vice president of fire protection, Taylor Ferranti has been promoted from regional director of refrigerant sales to vice president of refrigerants, and Jon Stack has been promoted from vice president of carbon projects to vice president of environmental services.
The Kigali amendment is subject to ratification in the U.S. and will formally take effect when 20 member parties to the Montreal Protocol ratify or accept the amendment, which could take up to two years.
Nonprofit continues to expand its influence in retail refrigerant sustainability
December 5, 2016
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) has joined the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), a move the council said further positions itself to drive the change necessary to create a more level playing field for natural refrigerants.
Starting in 2024, the three HFC refrigerants will be deemed “unacceptable” in new liquid chillers under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.