A current lack of skills in the use and implementation of low GWP refrigerant and systems has been identified as one major challenge to transitioning to cleaner and less carbon intensive cooling during world’s first ‘clean cold’ congress in Birmingham this week.
A number of US states are expected to follow California’s example in adopting portions of the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) into law to prohibit use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for refrigeration.
Cooling industries across Europe will not be receiving special exemptions to help with the spiralling costs of higher-GWP refrigerant, with EU member states being urged to back support programmes instead.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) and its member organisations are pushing for the UK to retain full membership of key European standards organisations after Brexit to ensure industry can still influence key decisions around product innovation and trade.
Samsung has said it intends to step up the supply of cooling solutions making use of R32 refrigerant later this year for a range of products such as its new ‘wind-free’ air conditioners system designed to ensure improved comfort by curbing use of direct air flow.
The latest edition of RAC Magazine looks at the future for refrigerant regulation and policy following the conclusion of the third F-Gas Consultation Forum.
Compressors-to-condensers giant claims purchase will make it largest manufacturer of key component
Figures from across the construction industry have called on government to enact tighter energy performance standards “without delay” to support work in ensuring that all new buildings will be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2030.
Initiatives to ensure continuous training within the built environment supply chain and ensuring sufficient access for young people to the expertise of skilled engineers are identified as key focuses for the new president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).
The EU-funded ‘REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE’ project, which promotes the use of lower GWP refrigerants such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and low flammables, has published updated guidance on its website around assessing health and safety risks from switching products.