to Jul 18

EPA Sector Stakeholder Meeting: Regulating High GWP Refrigerants

The EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program is holding a stakeholder meeting about commercial refrigeration and stationary air conditioning to allow interested stakeholders to provide input on how the SNAP Program should regulate high GWP HFCs. 

The schedule of meetings and topics is available in the table below. The commercial refrigeration workshop will take place at EPA HQ in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10 am. The stationary air conditioning workshop will follow directly after that at 1 pm. 

To attend, you must RSVP to wozniak.gerald@epa.gov, by July 10th and indicate that you are interested in attending the commercial refrigeration workshop, the stationary air conditioning workshop, or both. An RSVP is essential for entry into the building. Plan to arrive an hour early.

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to Jun 14

Atmosphere America: Business Case for Natural Refrigerants, Long Beach, CA

The 7th Annual ATMOsphere America will be returning to California once more to shape the future of the industry.

ATMOsphere America 2018 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA on June 12-14 where 450+ experts, policy makers and end users will gather to learn about the very latest developments in the industry. Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote interview with Senator Ricardo Lara
  • Technology trends by keynote speaker Prof. Pega Hrnjak
  • Networking, technomericals and expo hall tours 
  • The latest news on California and federal policy trends
  • Updates on incentive programs to accelerate natural refrigerant adoption
  • Presentation of the "Ammonia21.com World Guide to Low Charge Ammonia"
  • Insight into the growing trend for CO2 transcritical in larger applications
  • Latest news on the revision of hydrocarbon charge limits

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11:00 AM11:00

Quarterly Policy Update For NASRC Members

Webinar will be held at 11:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM EDT)

Find out what NASRC members need to know about federal and state refrigerant policy and regulations. The NASRC’s Quarterly Policy Webinar is one of our most popular member benefits. This webinar will be an informal session with plenty of time for Q&A. 

Webinar Topics:

  • What NASRC members need to know about federal and state refrigerant policy and regulations
  • The California Cooling Act
  • The EPA's Significant New Alternative Policy Program's Rule 15, the use of R-404 and R-507, and the EPA’s intent to develop a new regulation
  • The changes to Section 608 that go into effect on January 1, 2019 (that’s only 30 weeks away!)
  • Codes and standards update, CO2 engineering standard, ammonia guideline, hydrocarbon task force, higher charge sizes for propane self-contained units 

This webinar will be an informal session with plenty of time for Q&A. Please note space is limited and priority will be given to NASRC members

Presenter: Keilly Witman, KW Refrigerant Management Strategy

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10:00 AM10:00

NASRC Webinar: California Cooling Act Q&A

10:00 AM PDT (1:00 PM EDT)

Join NASRC for a Q&A format webinar with Senator Lara’s staff about the California Cooling Act, a new bill that provides incentives for transitioning to low-GWP refrigerants.  

Find out what you need to know about the bill, how it can benefit your business, and what you can do to support.

This webinar will feature a short presentation with plenty of time for questions from attendees. Please note space is limited and priority access will be given to NASRC members.

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9:00 AM09:00

Natural Refrigerants Workshop

  • Associated General Contractors Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) for a FREE workshop to map out the future of refrigerant use in the food retail industry. Equip yourself with the necessary information to make the right refrigerant decisions – today and tomorrow!

This interactive workshop will explore the following “Mega-trends” that determine supermarket thinking now and 5-10 years in the future:

  • First cost, return on investment, & incentives
  • Energy use & other operating costs
  • New technologies
  • Codes & standards
  • Government policy & regulation
  • Service technician training & availability

For more information or to register, click here.

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11:00 AM11:00

E360 Webinar: Pioneering Natural Refrigerants, A Grocery Case Study

Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT

Few food retailers have staked their reputation on environmentally friendly practices more than the natural foods industry mainstay, Whole Foods Market. At the heart of the retailer’s sustainability initiatives is their pioneering approach to the use of refrigeration architectures based entirely on ultra-low GWP, natural refrigerants — a strategy that makes them one of the first retailers in the United States to embrace propane (R-290) in their stand-alone display cases.

Emerson's next E360 webinar will give you an opportunity to hear firsthand from Tristam Coffin, director of sustainability and facilities for Whole Foods Market’s northern California region, as he discusses the factors driving the retailer’s natural refrigerant strategy.

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • The latest global regulations governing R-290 use
  • Drivers behind Whole Foods’ natural refrigerant strategy and R-290 adoption
  • An OEM perspective on making R-290 the basis of its stand-alone units

Click here for more information or to register.

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