ST. LOUIS — Emerson announced it will be hosting an E360 Webinar on the refrigerant regulatory updates and industry trends impacting both commercial refrigeration and air conditioning (AC) applications. Dr. Rajan Rajendran, vice president, systems innovation center and sustainability for Emerson, will be co-presenting. He will be joined by his colleague, Jennifer Butsch, manager, regulatory affairs for Emerson, in a webinar titled “Refrigerant Regulations Update and Industry Trends” on Tuesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT).
When it comes to refrigerant regulations, federal and state laws can vary, and the changing standards can be challenging to navigate. States are starting to take matters into their own hands, especially California. Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of regulatory development in California, even as the industry awaits federal guidance on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) legislation. However, 25 members now have joined the U.S. Climate Alliance and are evaluating their own regulatory measures. The state of California and its California Air Resources Board (CARB) are forging a path that many states are following, putting pressure on stakeholders in the HVACR industry to accelerate their transition to new refrigerant alternatives that have much lower global warming potential (GWP).
Emerson’s regulatory experts will describe important developments through this timely and important era of HFC legislation. Attendees will learn:
- New and emerging industry trends to watch closely
- How EPA revisions to Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program are likely to impact requirements relative to HFC refrigerants
- CARB announced plans to build upon its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) ruling foundation with newly proposed HFC refrigerant phase-down efforts
- How some U.S. Climate Alliance states intend to adopt the EPA’s SNAP Rules 20 and 21 on their own individual timelines
- Update on the new federal HFC regulations have been introduced by the Senate and the House
- Discussion of changing standards governing charge limits and safe use of A2L and A3 refrigerants, including the potential impacts on building codes
- Information on the availability of new low-GWP refrigerants
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