Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

NASRC Quarterly Policy Webinar

Quarterly Policy Update For NASRC Members

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
11:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM EDT)

Find out everything NASRC members need to know about federal and state refrigerant policy and regulations. The NASRC’s Quarterly Policy Webinar is one of our most valued membership benefits. We will include fun, interactive questions that test how much you know about the commercial refrigeration world.

Webinar Topics:

  • What NASRC members need to know about federal and state refrigerant policy and regulations
  • De-Brief on the EPA’s stakeholder meetings on refrigeration and AC
  • The EPA's Significant New Alternative Policy Program, the Arkema lawsuit, 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 and what you should be doing now to prepare
  • Codes and standards update on hydrocarbon self-contained systems 

This webinar will be an informal session with plenty of time for Q&A. Please note space is limited so be sure to register early! Priority will be given to NASRC members.

Presenter: Keilly Witman, KW Refrigerant Management Strategy
 

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Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Danfoss Symposium: Refrigerants2Sustainability

Megatrends like urbanization, electrification, climate change and safe, sustainable food supply for a growing population will impact our customers and our business in the years ahead. The 2018 Danfoss symposium will look at these trends as well as the regulations, codes and standards that present opportunities and barriers for reaching new levels of efficiency in a climate-stressed world.

During the program we will look at existing technologies that are available today - but not widely deployed - to reach energy and climate goals. This be-ahead-of-the-curve event will also look forward to the paradigm shift in food delivery: what does online shopping mean for the future of food retail and the equipment and services that support it?

RSVP Required. More Information. 

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Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Natural Refrigerants Workshop: Mapping the Future

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

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

By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of their refrigerant and technology options and how these options 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.

Registration is required.

Space is limited, so don't delay!

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Back by Popular Demand: The Best of the 2018 Better Buildings Summit

12-1 PDT / 3-4 EST

The 2018 Better Buildings Summit was held recently in Cleveland, Ohio. This webinar features 3 of the top-rated presentations from the Summit – a rare chance to catch one of the talks you might have missed!

Moderator: Maria Vargas, DOE
Presenters: 

  • Richie Stever, University of Maryland Medical Center – Building a Next Generation Workforce for Next Generation Buildings
  • Matthew Pekar, United Technologies Corporation – Transition Planning for Energy Managers
  • Brenna Walraven, Corporate Sustainability Strategies – Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights!

Register Here.


 Announcing the 2018-2019 Better Buildings Webinar Series
The Better Buildings Webinar Series occurs monthly and provides information on a range of topics, as well as access to experts and peers in the varying fields of energy efficiency.

View the complete schedule here.

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Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Understanding Refrigerants: Challenges and Best Practices

11AM-12PM PDT, 2PM-3PM EST

NASRC is co-sponsoring a webinar with KW Refrigerant Management Strategy hosted by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC). 

Webinar topics will include: 

  • Current state of refrigeration regulation 
  • Real-world examples of compliance software, technology selection, and leak prevention and repair • Natural refrigerant alternatives to HFCs 
  • Resources for refrigerant end-users and how technical assistance providers (TAPs) can help

Primary Presenter: Keilly Witman of KW Refrigerant Management Strategy Additional presenters: Morgan Smith, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council Ben Jarvis, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

More Information and registration here.  

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Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

GreenChill Webinar: Clearing the Hurdles - Top 3 Ways NASRC is Removing the Barriers to Low-GWP Refrigerants

11AM-12PM PDT, 2PM-3PM EST

Please join us for a GreenChill webinar on Tuesday, August 7, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Since starting up just two years ago, the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) has quickly mobilized the commercial refrigeration community to directly address the main challenges preventing the widespread adoption of Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant systems and technologies. Learn more about the primary hurdles and how the NASRC is tackling these barriers together with our members and partners, including:

  • Reducing first costs through incentives 
  • NASRC’s new “matchmaking” service for end-users and service contractors
  • Updating standards to create options for retrofit and new alternatives to refrigeration systems

Danielle Wright (NASRC) and Aaron Daly (Whole Foods) will be presenting.

To Join:

  1. Visit the webinar access page: Clearing the Hurdles: Top 3 Ways NASRC is Removing the Barriers to Low-GWP Refrigerants.
  2. Select "Enter as a Guest". It is important that you select the option to enter as a guest.
  3. Enter your name.
  4. Click "Enter Room".
  5. Click "OK".
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Jul
17
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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Jun
12
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

More information

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Jun
5
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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May
14
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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May
3
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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Apr
26
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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