CARB is Collecting Feedback
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working on creating new requirements intended to help the state achieve the emissions reduction goals of SB1383. They are specifically aimed at reducing high global warming potential (GWP) HFCs in stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Last week they invited stakeholders from the HVAC/R industry, including equipment manufacturers and retailers, to a presentation and open discussion of these proposed measures. The goal of the meeting was to get feedback from the people who would be directly affected by these measures to get their input on how to make them feasible.
Stationary refrigeration equipment includes refrigerators, freezers, and other contained systems that use refrigerant to cool items stored inside the system. Stationary AC chillers use the refrigeration process to cool buildings or rooms.