HVAC/R is not like other assets you have to manage...
The world of refrigerants is “cool” yet complex with an overwhelming amount of information out there to discomfort you more than an EPA regulator’s call. This can lead to a lot of uncertainty but worry not! The HVAC/R industry is forecasted to grow over 6% by 2023 with more attention being paid to regulation and the adaptation of technology to the diverse needs around the world. While this is exciting (and we’re excited about it), there may be some confusion amongst owners and technicians on how these changes will affect them. Well you lucked out, so read on as we explore this brave new world.
Recently the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) published a white paper titled “Search, Reuse and Destroy: How States Can Take the Lead on the 100 Billion Ton Climate Problem.”
The paper very thoroughly explains the industry challenges related to capturing the massive stockpiles of refrigerant installed in equipment all over the globe (and here at home as well). It also provides some global success stories and potential insight on how we might solve the problem that we all thought the Montreal Protocol was supposed to be fixing. It is worth noting that the team at EIA gathered very insightful perspectives on the issues, it is nothing short of brilliant.
A lapsed car registration effects everyone no matter what you drive, whether it is a gas guzzler producing more smog than a Beijing city street or an emissions-free electric vehicle. You can’t go back to the gas station and blame them because you failed to take care of your car. It wasn’t the gas that caused a failure but owner neglect. The same applies to your HVAC/R units, their owners and the contractors that service them. Do you know what you’re responsible for?
Compliance is key to your success and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is the key maker. Last week we posted about the DIY solution for all you go-getters and asset aficionados, but now we want to focus on those whom may not know they are affected by CARB