Codes & Standards Progress Group

The goal of this group is to accelerate the development of codes and standards to enable the safe, widespread use of natural refrigerants in the food retail sector.


  • Develop strategies to address the areas where appropriate codes and standards are lacking for each type of natural refrigerant (carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrocarbons). See 2018 Road Map for more details.

  • Actively engage with organizations that author relevant standards, or would be in a position to author future standards. Participate on relevant standards committees, including but not limited to: UL 471, ASHRAE SSPC15, ASHRAE SSPC34.  

  • Facilitate industry research to develop recommendations and guidance for the safe use of natural refrigerants in food retail.