The Fine Line Between Reckless and Responsible

February 15, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, epa 608, performance

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A lapsed car registration effects everyone  no matter what you drive, whether it is a gas guzzler producing more smog than a Beijing city street or an emissions-free electric vehicle. You can’t go back to the gas station and blame them because you failed to take care of your car. It wasn’t the gas that caused a failure but owner neglect. The same applies to your HVAC/R units, their owners and the contractors that service them. Do you know what you’re responsible for?

 

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Golden State Good: The Fine Line Between Being a Good & Bad Owner of HVAC/R In California

February 6, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, performance, CARB, CARB compliance, california ARB compliance, california ARB

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Compliance is key to your success and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is the key maker. Last week we posted about the DIY solution for all you go-getters and asset aficionados, but now we want to focus on those whom may not know they are affected by CARB

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CARB RMP Annual Report Filing Due 3/1

January 30, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, compliance, performance, CARB, CARB compliance, california ARB compliance, california ARB

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Compliance is key to your success and that includes the California Air Resources Board (ARB)’s Refrigerant Management Program (RMP). The deadline for submitting your 2019 Annual Reports summarizing the 2018 calendar year for facilities with large and medium refrigeration systems, refrigerant distributors and refrigerant reclaimers is March 1.

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How to Start 2019 Compliant

January 23, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, compliance, epa 608, performance

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5 Things HVAC/R teams need to know.

January 4, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in Announcements, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, HVAC/R Software, Refrigerant Management

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2018 was the year we all started to see HVAC/R (refrigerant) regulations come into focus, with changes at the federal and state level impacting both maintenance requirements and record keeping.

What did not change in 2018 was the employment situation, there are simply not enough new people coming into the HVAC/R trades to support the work on the units and to handle the documentation and record keeping.

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