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.