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Refcom recieves F-Gas recognition from EPEE

F-Gas companies register Refcom has received European recognition for its F-gas expertise from the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)

It follows on from a study into F-Gas regulations by EPEE, with Refcom being the only certification body invited to contribute to the study, alongside government-approved rule makers.

EPEE’s aim is to help Europe achieve its ambitious 2020 targets - 20 per cent less CO2 emissions, 20 per cent more energy efficiency and 20 per cent renewable energy use in the European Union - by promoting the most efficient and sustainable refrigerant choices, and promoting energy efficiency in the HVACR sector by supporting EU policies.

Refcom was appointed in 2009 by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to operate a certification body under the stationary equipment provisions of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 No 261. In addition, Refcom continues to operate its voluntary certification scheme, Refcom Elite, which requires higher standards than those stipulated in the F-gas Regulations.

Refcom Secretary Steve Crocker said: “We felt the higher standards were necessary to help Britain and Northern Ireland achieve its goals. It is for this kind of expertise and foresight, shown now for nearly 20 years, that we were chosen to contribute our experiences from the UK F-gas market to the EPEE.

“We were able to help EPEE understand how we are GB & NI and not UK for F-gas and also how we are so different from all other EU countries in how we implemented and manage the F-gas regulation. As a result of this liaison I think Refcom has laid a solid foundation with EPEE for future collaborations.”

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