ST. LOUIS — Emerson (NYSE: EMR) recently hosted its 10th day-long E360 Forum in Newark, New Jersey, providing more than 100 commercial refrigeration industry stakeholders with a wealth of insights on food retail and foodservice regulatory concerns and emerging trends.

The E360 Forum featured a keynote session by Jon Melchi, vice president of government affairs and business development for Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). Melchi provided context regarding the degree to which the active regulatory climate is shaping the industry, including the 25 major rules targeted at the HVACR industry since the beginning of the Obama administration, which have had a financial impact of roughly $76.6 billion to the industry.

Other sessions focused further on regulatory challenges as well as certification programs to help the industry adapt to the rapid changes, the changing refrigerant landscape with a focus on global efforts to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) refrigerants, and consumer demand for fresh offerings and its impact on both large and small retail formats.

To view video recordings of the E360 Forum sessions, visit Recorded sessions include the following:

  • How Can Refrigeration Architecture Help Improve Operating Efficiencies;
  • Understanding Leak Detection and Implementing Effective Programs;
  • System Upgrades That Impact Sustainable Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings;
  • CO2 Systems: Trends, Benefits and ROI;
  • How Trends and Technology Will Impact Retailers;
  • Navigating the Changes With Refrigerants;
  • Setting Your Business Apart Through Industry Certification;
  • Top HVACR Industry Issues in an Election Year; and
  • E360: Addressing the Challenges Facing the Refrigeration Industry.

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The E360 Forum is part of the company’s broader initiative to create a meaningful HVACR industry dialogue. The E360 platform provides a number of resources designed to offer interested parties a 360-degree view of commercial refrigeration issues and advancements by addressing energy efficiency, equipment reliability and safety, environmental protection, and economic considerations.