Low-GWP Incentives in California: What’s Next?


The California Cooling Act (SB 1013) was signed into law on September 13th, 2018. The bill directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish a statewide incentive program for the installation of technologies using low-GWP refrigerants. 
There is one more critical step in this process. Funds for the incentive program must still be allocated by the legislature. Without support from our industry, the funding for incentives is at risk and may not be included in the State’s budget. 
Take action today to ensure funding for the low-GWP incentive program by:

  1. Submitting a letter of support to fund the incentive program. Contact NASRC staff for template language. 

  2. Attending CARB’s upcoming workshop on October 24th, 2018 to express comments of support.

  3. Signing up for the NASRC Incentives Task Force to stay informed on incentive activities and opportunities.

NASRC Brings Commercial Track to IIAR Conference & Expo

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March 3-6, 2019 • Phoenix, Arizona

Introducing the NEW commercial track at the 2019 IIAR Conference & Expo, featuring valuable educational sessions, in-depth technical presentations, and new material unlike any other industry event. Gain insight into the groundbreaking trends that will shape the future of commercial refrigeration.

You won't find this combination of product exhibitions, networking opportunities, and technical content anywhere else!

Get a sneak peak of commercial track agenda topics here.

New Benefits for Members!

RSES Offers Over 50% Off Trainings & Access to Webinars for NASRC Members!

NASRC partner and member, Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), has provided new benefits for NASRC members to keep you informed about the commercial refrigeration world. In addition to discounted training rates, RSES has opened up specific RSES member webinars to NASRC members. Read the details of each benefit below:


1. Over 50% Off RSES Hydrocarbon Training Course

In case you missed our last announcement, NASRC members now qualify for discounted rates for the RSES Hydrocarbon Safety Refrigerants Training Course! Normally priced at $150, NASRC members can now participate in the RSES hydrocarbons training for a discounted rate of $72 per technician. 

The RSES training includes a full eLearning course on working safely with Hydrocarbon refrigerants. Currently in the third edition, the course is composed of four parts:

  1. Standards and Regulations 
  2. Refrigerant Properties and Safety System Component Compatibility 
  3. Servicing Procedures 
  4. The Refrigeration Cycle Cylinder Storage and Transport 

Read more about the training here.


2. Access RSES Exclusive Webinars

RSES has opened up a number of their valuable webinars to NASRC members. The following webinars are available to NASRC members free of charge:

  • Basic Troubleshooting for VRF Systems, Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 PM EST
  • NATE in a Nutshell: Everything You Need to Know About NATE Certification Management, Wednesday, September 12at 6:00 PM EST
  • Why Compressors Fail, Thursday, September 13, 2018  7:00 PM EST
  • Combustion Analysis, Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Best Practices for Designing VRF Systems, Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Demystifying the Reversing Valve, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:00 PM EST
  • Mechanical Ventilation Basics Using an HRV/ERV, Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Saturated. Superheated. Subcooled. What Does it All Mean?, Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM EST


Interested in any of these benefits?

Reach out to us for instructions to access these great opportunities from RSES!

FREE Natural Refrigerant Workshop: Mapping the Future of Refrigeration

Join the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) and Efficiency Vermont for a FREE workshop that will map the future of refrigerant options in new and existing grocery stores.

The Natural Refrigerant Workshop that we hosted in Boise, Idaho earlier this year was so popular that we've been asked to do another. This workshop will build on the success of that event, but expand to focus on refrigerant options for existing stores. We’ll have fresh content and new presentations to continue building out the mega-trend timeline. Join us to get insights on the future of refrigeration that you won't hear anywhere else!

Attendees will hear from the nation's expert on refrigerant regulations and policy as well as experts from the country's leading engineering and manufacturing firms specializing in CO2, ammonia, and propane technologies. Together, attendees will map refrigerant choices in new and existing stores and what the future holds for each option.

Throughout the workshop, we will explore the “mega-trends” that are driving supermarket decisions now and in the future:

  • Government policies & regulation
  • Service technician training & availability
  • Energy use & other operating costs 
  • New technologies
  • Codes & standards
  • Population trends
  • Shifting function of stores

By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of their refrigerant and technology options and how they will change in the future. This workshop is ideal for service contractors, food retailers from large chains to small independents and convenience stores, and other commercial refrigeration stakeholders.

Join us to equip yourself with the necessary information to make the right refrigerant decisions - today and tomorrow!

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. A networking social will follow the workshop.   

Registration is required.

Space is limited, so don't delay!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

NASRC Members Receive IIAR Member Discounts at Annual Conference

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2019 IIAR Conference and Expo
March 3-6, Phoenix Arizona

The new commercial track at the 2019 IIAR Conference and Expo has generated much excitement in the NASRC community. This conference promises to provide the best technical discussions of natural refrigerants that you won't find anywhere else. As a valued NASRC member you are at an advantage to stand out at this exciting event.

Gain industry recognition and set your company apart by registering as an exhibitor. Your NASRC membership provides you with access to member prices for a booth on the exhibition floor as well as conference tickets. Check out the exhibitor application instructions to make sure you're ready, as the floor will fill up quickly! Mark your calendar with the exhibitor registration date that applies to you below:

  • Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 - Booth Selection for previous year IIAR Sponsors begins - 1:00 PM EDT

  • Wednesday, September 3rd, 2018 - Booth Selection for previous year IIAR Exhibitors begins - 1:00 PM EDT

  • Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 - Booth Selection for NASRC Platinum Members begins - 1:00PM EDT

  • Wednesday, October 4th, 2018 - Booth Selection for all other IIAR Exhibitors begins - 1:00 PM EDT

Contact us at info@nasrc.org with questions or for more details about the track!