Have you heard about our mobile app Trakref V3? This month we went behind the scenes with the Developer, CARB reached out for feedback for their refrigerant management rules, and the EPA proposed changes to its own set of regulations. 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:
EPA Proposed Rule tackles HCFCs, compliance reporting, & refrigerant imports
Last week the EPA published a proposed rule signed by Andrew Wheeler specifically addressing regulations on HCFC production and consumption, phase-outs, compliance reporting, labeling, refrigerant imports and destruction. They will be opening for public comment soon on this 165 page collection of regulatory changes, so here are some key takeaways to consider.
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:
HVAC/R & Refrigerant Management: What are the values and impact?
Refrigerant management meant something different in 1994. There seemed to be three things driving awareness and excitement (yes there was excitement):
A crisis to close the hole in the ozone layer.
Everyone's values were aligned and the goal of closing the hole were not in conflict with the commercial goals of US business.
Refrigerants were very expensive, and the industry saw an opportunity to begin replacing older refrigerants with newer, better options.
A guest post from our Director of Client Services & Training
Last week the international market made what I think is a smart move in refrigerant management by completing the first round of training sessions for the Refrigerant Driving License (RDL). It's part of AHRI and UN Environment's Global Refrigerant Management Training Program. They used a “Train-the-Trainer” format that I have found to be instrumental to helping our clients achieve long term compliance for their companies. But not all training programs are created equal. I have tried different tactics over the years and have had both success and failure. So I have put together what in my opinion are the top 5 components of a successful Train the Trainer refrigerant compliance training program.