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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix
By Peter Powell
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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.


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HFCs Enable 83 Percent Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Rajiv Banavali and William F. Walter
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Hydrochlorofluorcarbons, or HFCs, have enabled an 83 percent reduction in U.S. direct greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 as a substitute for ozone depleting substances that were also very potent contributors to climate change.


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July 1, 2014: EPA Proposes Approval of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Select HVACR Applications

This Proposed Action Would Expand the List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes
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In support of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program is proposing the addition of hydrocarbon refrigerants for several select HVACR applications.


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Feb. 19, 2014: EPA Proposes Transition Plan to Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants

EPA Announced It Is Planning Two Separate Proposed Rulemakings
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting to inform stakeholders of its proposed plan for a transition to “climate-friendly alternatives” to replace high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. 


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Jan. 21, 2014: AHRI Launches Second Phase of Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program

Organization Seeks Refrigerant Research Participants
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will launch a second phase of the Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP).


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Jan. 15, 2014: Emerson to Present at AHRI Low-GWP AREP Conference

Session Will Review Compressor Tests with Low-GWP Refrigerants
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Emerson Climate Technologies announced that two of its engineers will present an educational session at the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) Conference.


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June 25, 2013: AHRI Responds to President’s Climate Change Plan

AHRI Notes It Is Identifying Low Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) responded today to President Obama’s plan to reduce emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.


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New Reports on Refrigerants Released

Research Balances Low GWP with Energy Costs
By Peter Powell
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Two new reports that provide detailed studies of refrigerants have recently been released. The research is evaluating how newer refrigerants — ranging from HFC and HFO f-gases to natural refrigerants such as ammonia, CO2, and HCs — stack up against the current crop of popular refrigerants.


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Oct. 8, 2012: NIST Research Identifies 1,200 Possible Low-GWP Refrigerants; 60 Considered Usable

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low global warming potential (GWP). The new method was used to identify promising low-GWP chemicals.


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Low GWP Refrigerants Presented at Conference

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Alternative low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants will be presented at the ASHRAE/NIST 2012 Refrigerants Conference: “Moving toward Sustainability,” Oct. 29-30.


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