SNAP Rules Struck Down, But States Step Up

April 25, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, compliance, CARB, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university, Regulation, SNAP

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First SNAP Rule 20, Now SNAP Rule 21

As you may recall, we took a close look at SNAP Rule 20 back in November, and how the Mexichem Fluor, Inc., v. EPA decision struck it down, allowing the use of HFC’s previously considered unacceptable.

Why?

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It's Hard Out Here for a PMP (Preventative Maintenance Program)

April 10, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university

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Performance management (plan) isn’t some phrase reserved for late night TV ads but rather an important part of success to any business, especially in the HVAC/R industry since your job is tied to equipment performance. Compliance is a measurement of the success of your PMP. Whether you’re looking to improve your current processes or instill a new culture of success (not to mention making your job easier), there are some common challenges you’ll face. 

*Spolier alert*

Trakref solves these problems 😉

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The Great Refrigerant Leak Conundrum:      AI & IOT

April 4, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university

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We began to focus solely on refrigerant leak tracking in 2014. The Internet of Things (IoT) was an existing trend that was supposed to help track refrigerant leaks and wind down 50 years of uncontrolled leaks. There were 15 BILLION IoT devices in 2015 and today there’s nearly 27 billion devices. Leak rates still continue to average 25%, though. More connectivity has not yielded better results. Why?

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What is Success if You Don’t Know What’s Expected of You?

March 29, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, GreenChill, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university

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we interrupt this blog for a brief thank you

Service providers, technicians, contractors, all of you are the front line soldiers on the emissions issue. You are incredibly important and valued. Fixing the refrigerant leaks, spending late nights retrofitting equipment, reclaiming/destroying instead of venting no matter how small an amount. Thank you for everything you do. You matter and things can change. There is hope!

 

Want to be better? Want to learn how to become the good guy? Read on...

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