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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!

Climate Pros Inc. Joins the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council as a Platinum Member

Glendale Heights, IL Climate Pros has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a nonprofit taking action to address the hurdles of natural refrigerants in supermarket applications. Climate Pros is a service contractor specializing in commercial refrigeration, among many other things, who has actively prepared their technicians to work with natural refrigerants. Their training center in Chicago, Climate Pros University, is being remodeled to include a CO2 rack System trainer along with a Howe CO2 Ice Flaker and some CO2 coils for supermarket refrigeration.

“Climate Pros is committed to pursuing environmentally friendly solutions with natural refrigerants to help reduce our customers carbon footprint and do our part to protect the climate for our future,” says Todd Ernest, Founder and CEO of Climate Pros. “We are excited to be joining the NASRC and look forward to working together to promote a more sustainable future.”

Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide, ammonia, and hydrocarbons, are considered “climate-friendly” alternatives to traditional fluorocarbon refrigerants, which have been identified as the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Natural refrigerant technology also offers improved energy efficiency and often can save end-users money in the long run.

However, there are several unique challenges that are slowing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants in the commercial sector, including availability of contractors and service technicians who are trained to service natural refrigerant-based systems and equipment. NASRC is spearheading efforts to overcome these barriers and ultimately create a more sustainable future for supermarket refrigeration. Climate Pros is sure to be an outstanding addition to their network of industry stakeholders.

“We are excited to welcome Climate Pros to our community,” says Danielle Wright, Executive Director of NASRC. “To position themselves as experts in this rapidly growing field, they need to have a seat at the table. They have made a choice to invest and will be at the forefront of this industry.”  

NASRC and Climate Pros will work together on trainings, webinars, and other resources to benefit the supermarket community. In addition to service contractors, NASRC membership is composed of systems manufacturers, component manufacturers, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and end-users. NASRC end-user membership encompasses nearly 14,000 supermarket locations who will benefit from Climate Pros and other NASRC members who are committed to overcoming the barriers of natural refrigerants.


About Climate Pros Inc.

Climate Pros Inc. is a full service commercial refrigeration, HVAC and construction company. What began as a company of two employees in 2006 has grown to service over 2,500 locations across ten U.S. states and counting.  They provide services in commercial and industrial refrigeration, HVAC, and construction including: specialized installation, preventive maintenance, retrofitting, merchandising equipment, energy management, and lighting systems.

Climate Pros’ motto of “whatever it takes” has been proven time and again through their investment in natural refrigerant training for their technicians to ensure that they are prepared to service any equipment that comes their way.



The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council is committed to advancing natural refrigerants in order to shape a more sustainable future for supermarket refrigeration. The organization focuses on natural refrigerants due to the unique set of market challenges that prevent the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants, such as codes and standards, lack of incentives programs, and availability of trained contractors and service technicians.

NASRC addresses these challenges through their progress groups, which each tackle a specific barrier. By taking action now, NASRC intends to open the door to a more sustainable future for supermarket refrigeration.


More information about Climate Pros is available at https://www.climateprosinc.com/.

ACHR theNEWS Covers NASRC Boise, Idaho Workshop

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In May of 2018, NASRC held a natural refrigerants workshop in Boise, Idaho. The event was a great success with attendance from about 60 commercial refrigeration stakeholders, including contractors, end-users, manufacturers, utilities, universities, nonprofits, and engineering firms.

ACHR theNEWs published a great article summarizing the workshop:


"The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) sought to provide some of that guidance in a workshop it recently offered. The speakers covered everything from current trends affecting the refrigeration industry to the various refrigerant options available for refrigeration systems. The lively interactive format prompted a lot of conversation — and debate — amongst attendees and offered greater insight into some of the complex issues that are associated with alternative refrigerants."