HFC prohibition dates

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Quebec’s HFC prohibition dates called untimely

Proposed revisions to Quebec's halocarbon regulation could sideline some commonly used refrigerants before alternatives with lower global warming potential can feasibly be in place.

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Guidance for servicing appliances with non-HFC refrigerants

The home appliance industry began producing appliances that utilize newer refrigerants, which have a lower global warming potential, but are also flammable.
Montreal ice making innovation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Montreal ice making innovation captures award

The city has twin goals to phase out dependence on HCFC-22, which has global warming potential 1,760 times greater than carbon dioxide, and maximize safety in handling ammonia.
refrigerant standards

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ASHRAE posts 2016 versions of refrigerant standards

The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.
HFC phase-down

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada advances HFC phase-down

Impending environmental regulations will push the Canadian and American real estate industries toward cooling and insulation options with lower global warming potential.

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AHRI changes refrigerant paint colours

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has announced major changes to refrigerant paint colour designations.

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Groups aim to phase out certain HFC refrigerants

The AHRI and the NRDC have issued a joint letter to the EPA to show support for the change in status of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers.

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New program targets earth-friendly refrigerants

AHRI and UNEP are developing a global qualifications program for refrigerant supply chain networks in response to the depleting ozone layer.

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HVACR invests $5-billion to improve refrigerants

The United States is advancing its efforts to reduce global warming with the recent announcement of a $5-billion investment in research and development funds from