If fully supported by governments, the private sector, and citizens, the Kigali Amendment will avoid up to 0.4°C of global warming this century while continuing to protect the ozone layer. The amendment will substantively contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Many in the HVACR industry seemed a little surprised when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently denied a petition that asked the court to revisit its August 2017 decision, in which it was mandated that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot ban hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants under Section 612 of the Clean Air Act.
Dynatemp International, Inc., a privately held supplier of refrigerants and refrigerant recovery services announced that it wholly supports the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Dynatemp urged the U.S. to support its ratification along with the 20 other countries who have endorsed the amendment.
Partnership Award recognizes society’s work to phase out ozone-depleting substances
January 3, 2018
ASHRAE has received the prestigious Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for its extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy’s Kevin Fay cites numerous benefits to U.S.
June 5, 2017
The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has sent letters to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging that the United States uphold its commitments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that was adopted in October 2016.
Make way for the new class of refrigerants that await its entry in the global commercial markets. These are not the generic class of compounds that have been haunting the dreams and discussions of active environmental activists and forums respectively. When the world is out on the hunt for fresh additions to the list of already known refrigerants in the market, their approach is fixated to a singular point of product development — aim at coolants with low-global warming potential (GWP).
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.
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.
In this issue of The ACHR NEWS, we discuss tips and tricks to servicing compressors, as well as recent developments in HVAC legislation. We also look at how the use of hydronics and radiant heat are benefiting both the contractor and the end user.