CARB Gathering Input on Proposed Requirements

August 14, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, HVAC/R Software, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, CARB compliance, california ARB compliance, climate change

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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.

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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 Announcements, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, 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 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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CARB Refrigerant Compliance: 2 Basic Definitions You Need to Know

March 7, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Refrigerant Compliance, CARB compliance, california ARB compliance, california ARB

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The way you define "refrigeration" may be different than the state's.

Get to know the definitions of (1) "refrigeration" and (2) "air-conditioning" in the state of California to accurately assess your company's environmental responsibilities and compliance risks. 

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