Humiliation vs. Compliance Education:    Rules Change, Why Don’t You?

March 20, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, compliance, HVAC/R training, training, HVAC training

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Training is an easy, cost-effective way to succeed (and avoid being fined by the government), but many companies fail to invest in it. Would you rather commit to 8 hours of learning or $80,000 in fines? The choice is yours, but we have a feeling you don't know as much as you think. Read on and test your knowledge

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CARB RMP Annual Report Filing Due 3/1

January 30, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, 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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How to Start 2019 Compliant

January 23, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, compliance, epa 608, performance

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5 Things HVAC/R teams need to know.

January 4, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in Announcements, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, HVAC/R Software, Refrigerant Management

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2018 was the year we all started to see HVAC/R (refrigerant) regulations come into focus, with changes at the federal and state level impacting both maintenance requirements and record keeping.

What did not change in 2018 was the employment situation, there are simply not enough new people coming into the HVAC/R trades to support the work on the units and to handle the documentation and record keeping.

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In less than two weeks new HVAC/R Regulations go into effect.

December 20, 2018 / by Ted Atwood posted in Announcements, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, HVAC/R Software, Refrigerant Management

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On January 1, 2019, new regulations that have been at the center of a recent review by the EPA, will go into effect.

The EPA has confirmed that they will not be making changes to the rules before the end of the year, so it’s time to understand the requirements and plan to understand what is required. Here are the three most significant changes:

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