RSES Offers NASRC Members Over 50% Off Hydrocarbons Training

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The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has generously offered NASRC members a discounted rate for the RSES Hydrocarbon Safety Refrigerants Training Course Third EditionNormally priced at $150, NASRC members can now participate in the RSES hydrocarbons training for a discounted rate of $72 per technician. 

About the Training
The RSES training includes a full eLearning course on working safely with Hydrocarbon refrigerants. Currently in the third edition, this course covers practices for the following refrigerant families: 

  1. HC R-290 (propane)

  2. HC R-600a (isobutene)

  3. HC R-441A (a blend*)

  4. HC R-170 (ethane)

  5. HFC R-32 (difluoromethane)

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

The course includes a PDF of the study guide, a narrated online presentation highlighting key topics from the study guide, and a certificate test assessing your understanding of the material.
Read more about the training here.

Contact the NASRC for instructions to access the training discount!

Call for Training Resources: Technician Toolkit

When it comes to natural refrigerants, one of the hurdles for service technicians is the lack of educational materials. The NASRC Contractor & Service Technician progress group has set a goal to create a comprehensive list of available natural refrigerant training resources, aka the Technician Toolkit.

Get involved: Gain industry recognition by contributing your organization's training resources to the toolkit, whether it’s a link to a website or materials. The NASRC has started to compile resources for the toolkit and will be reaching out to members and other industry stakeholders.

Contact NASRC for more information. 

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!

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