It was a busy September at Trakref! We started out in National Refrigerant Week with our grocery and supermarket colleagues at the FMI E+Sd conference, and a couple of weeks later marked Climate Week NYC 2019 hosting a live webinar about blockchain technology and refrigerant management. It’s time for another HVAC/Roundup - our monthly review of the news and topics we found important to HVAC/R and refrigerant management and compliance over the last few weeks.
Making R-22 Last
Trakref launches new end-to-end solution enabling supply chain and end users to track and manage refrigerants.
Recently stories in the news have been mentioning the restrictions on R-22 refrigerant that go into place on January 1, 2020.
of refrigerants leaked this week in the US
And in other news, Climate Week, an annual event that has taken place every year since 2009, was again hosted in New York City and Trakref participated for the second year. The summit takes place alongside the UN General Assembly and brings together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase global climate action.
Sulfur hexafluoride...if you try to say it 10 times fast it will tie your tongue in knots. It’s the most famous of all the F-gases, and for any pop culture fans it’s similar to being the most famous murder victim in any of the Friday the 13th movies.
All joking aside, this seemingly unknown gas, is one of the worst gases in the world, and one on which rely very much.
Where Will HVAC/R Be in 2030?
This week in Dallas, a group of industry leaders assembled to meet and review the past year, to plan for the future and to reacquaint each other with projects, perspective, concerns and opportunities. The Food Marketing Institute is a group of grocery leaders that run the food retail companies all across the US. The Energy and Store Development Conference, known commonly as E+Sd, brings together engineers, facilities and design members of this community. The group of people in this show are responsible for the designs, safety, conditions and quality for every grocer in the US. It’s also important that grocers large and small attend, yet the entire show can be held in one hotel – simply amazing.
Grocery & Supermarket companies are at the heart of most communities. They have an enormous footprint in our neighborhoods, and one of the largest impacts on our economy and environment. Trakref®️ attends because in that one hotel, every year when they get together to talk, they strategize about how to best handle the emerging and challenging set of HVAC/R Regulations that impact every aspect of energy, food quality, storage and safety. It’s the only focused approach. No other group devotes this much attention to the topic, and we are right at the center of issue to share, learn and help guide the discussion about the best path to compliance.