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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Train the Trainer: Top 5 Ways to Make Compliance Training Successful

July 10, 2019 / by Steve Ehrlich posted in HVAC/R, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, climate change, refrigerants, Regulation, HFCs, legislation

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A guest post from our Director of Client Services & Training

Last week the international market made what I think is a smart move in refrigerant management by completing the first round of training sessions for the Refrigerant Driving License (RDL). It's part of AHRI and UN Environment's Global Refrigerant Management Training Program. They used a “Train-the-Trainer” format that I have found to be instrumental to helping our clients achieve long term compliance for their companies. But not all training programs are created equal. I have tried different tactics over the years and have had both success and failure. So I have put together what in my opinion are the top 5 components of a successful Train the Trainer refrigerant compliance training program.

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America at Work: Legislative Update

July 3, 2019 / by Jennifer Brosius posted in HVAC/R, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, climate change, refrigerants, Regulation, HFCs, legislation

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This past month there has been some more movement on the state-by-state effort to fill the gaps in greenhouse gas regulation left by rollbacks of SNAP Rules 20 & 21. Here is a brief rundown of what’s new:

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World Refrigeration Day: A look at the numbers in the USA

June 26, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in HVAC/R, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, refrigerants, private governance, Regulation, recycling, World Refrigeration Day, emissions

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Today is the first Annual World Refrigeration Day! All around the world, companies, agencies and associations responsible for providing equipment, services, support, R&D, regulations, protocols, policies, safety and health will share their knowledge. The core purpose is bringing recognition to the importance of refrigeration (and HVAC/R), its impact on the world, and plans for the future. 

Our favorite topic is refrigerant and refrigerant management. Each week we talk about leaks, impact, controls, best practices and evolving regulations. So we’re taking today to share some of the statistics that drive us, and our overriding goal of controlling emissions and leaks by building tools, processes and protocols.

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HVAC/R 101: Where Does My Refrigerant Go?

June 13, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in HVAC/R, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, refrigerants

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We enjoy exploring the complexities of HVAC, refrigerant management, legislation, and climate action, but on occasion more basic questions cross our desk. So here is a bit of HVAC/R 101.

Did you know that when a technician takes refrigerant from your site to be disposed of, it’s your responsibility both in terms of compliance and stewardship to know where it’s going? Last month we discussed refrigerant recycling vs destruction of ozone depleting CFCs with the conclusion that between the two, destruction is the better option from both an economic and environmentally-sound standpoint.

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