The home appliance industry began producing appliances that utilize newer refrigerants, which have a lower global warming potential, but are also flammable.
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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.
The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.
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Impending environmental regulations will push the Canadian and American real estate industries toward cooling and insulation options with lower global warming potential.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has announced major changes to refrigerant paint colour designations.
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.
AHRI and UNEP are developing a global qualifications program for refrigerant supply chain networks in response to the depleting ozone layer.
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