Tool helps retailers shift from high global warming refrigerantsS. Himmelstein | September 27, 2022
The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to phase down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2036. The planned HFC phasedown is expected to result in refrigerant shortages and significant price increases, driving the need for natural refrigerant solutions.
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council, an environmental nonprofit working to advance climate-friendly natural refrigerants in supermarkets, has published a free refrigerant transition hub to help navigate these regulatory changes.
The Refrigerant Transition Hub includes an HFC Policy Tracker as an interactive map that monitors evolving policies at the federal and state levels. Factsheets provide an overview of why natural refrigerants in supermarkets are one of the most impactful and cost-effective climate solutions. A natural refrigerant technology library is also offered as a comprehensive collection of presentations on the latest natural refrigerant technologies.