HVAC/Roundup June 2019

June 20, 2019 / by Jennifer Brosius posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, climate change, refrigerants, Regulation, invoicing, best practices, carbon offsets, recycling, HFCs, EIA, World Refrigeration Day

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We’ve reached summer, and it’s time for another HVAC/Roundup; a look at the topics we found important over the last few weeks - and keep reading to the end for a special announcement:

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Colors, Carbon & Class (Part 1 of 3)

May 31, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in Industry Insights, Product Updates, compliance, performance, refrigerants, HFCs

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A Refrigerant Reference Guide

Refrigerants Then

Refrigerants come in all shapes and sizes. Thirty years ago, there were 2 types of refrigerants: low pressure and high pressure. For high pressure there were 3 flavors: R-12 (medium temp refrigeration), R-502 (low temp refrigeration) and R-22 (everything else).

These refrigerants seemed easy, they were cheap, and every supply house had all 3 flavors.  In the back of every service truck there were 3 bottles of refrigerant (green, purple & white) along with a vacuum pump, acetylene torch, tools and something to help move heavy compressors around.  Most service events were referred to as “Gas & Go” and involved very little or no leak checking. But then it became apparent that this less than scientific method to fixing things needed to change - because there was a hole in the ozone.

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HVAC/Roundup May 2019

May 23, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, climate change, refrigerants, Regulation, SNAP, invoicing, best practices, carbon offsets, recycling, HFCs, EIA

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Believe it or not, we're getting close to the end of the month. We had a lot to talk about the last few weeks. Let's sum things up...

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The Door is Wide Open & Your Profits are Stepping Out

May 17, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management, compliance, refrigerants, private governance, Regulation, best practices, HFCs, EIA

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Together we lose $27 billion dollars (US) - if you own or manage a building, your share is $6,750/year

We regularly share information about how to better manage refrigerants, we talk about their impact, results from our work, and stories we hear from others. This week we’re reviewing a report by the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency). Yes they are a European environmental group, and their goal of spreading climate change awareness may seem out of touch with the day to day responsibilities of the average building owner/manager in the US. But if you replace the word climate change with lost profit, this story has some revealing results.

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