Reclaiming US leadership in the HVAC/R Refrigerant Management Industry

July 18, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, Regulation, HFCs, legislation

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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):

  1.  A crisis to close the hole in the ozone layer.

  2.  Everyone's values were aligned and the goal of closing the hole were not in conflict with the   commercial goals of US business.

  3.  Refrigerants were very expensive, and the industry saw an opportunity to begin replacing older   refrigerants with newer, better options.

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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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8 Signs You've Outgrown Excel

June 5, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance

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It's Time for a New Compliance Management Solution

It’s time to evaluate your compliance management system: do you have one? If you don’t, are you still using Microsoft Excel? Many do-it-yourselfers have built complex elaborate and amazing spreadsheets; we get to see them all the time. Their can-do spirit tells them: “I can just do all of this in Excel.” But the reality of the ever-changing regulations and the complex patchwork of requirements suggests otherwise.

We can’t tell you how many times someone has told us this, and we get it: Excel is the tried and true system – but it’s not intended for the complicated job that refrigerant management has become. As new regulations come down the pipeline and we’re more concerned than ever with sustainability and environmental protections, you need a solution that does more to help you stay in compliance…

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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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