Have you heard about our NEW movement? The Naturally Cool Movement is designed to expand support for the industry and accelerate our core initiatives by raising public awareness around natural refrigerants. Small actions can have a big impact. Learn more about how you can support the movement. Read more.
For the first time ever, the 2019 IIAR Conference and Expo included a new Commercial and Food Retail track curated by the NASRC. This new track featured technical papers, presentations, and panel discussions focused on natural refrigerant applications in supermarkets. Read more.
We recently published our 2018 Annual Report, which highlights some of the incredible progress we made with our members and partners last year. Together, we made great strides towards achieving our mission, and we look forward to building on that work this year. Read more.
NASRC Progress Group Meetings
NASRC progress groups are the driving force behind our mission. Each group is designed to address a specific barrier preventing the adoption of natural refrigerants. Register for our upcoming meetings to find out what we've got planned for this year:
NASRC End-User Roundtable Call
NASRC End-User Roundtable calls provide opportunities for NASRC’s end-user members to informally discuss natural refrigerants and share challenges, solutions, and best practices with peers. Our next meeting will focus on evaluating lifecycle costs of natural refrigerant systems: Wednesday, April 24th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT. Register here.
For the first time, the NASRC has curated a NEW Commercial & Food Retail Track for the 2019 IIAR Conference & Expo (March 3-6, Phoenix, Arizona). This new track incorporates our network of industry experts to explore groundbreaking ideas and trends in commercial refrigeration. Register now!
On January 10th,the NASRC presented a Natural Refrigerant Seminar and Live CO2 Demo at the Danfoss Headquarters. The seminar shared insights on natural refrigerant applications in supermarkets, and why they are considered “future-proof." Read more.
This month, the NASRC and Efficiency Vermont co-hosted a free Natural Refrigerants Workshop in Vermont, which highlighted natural refrigerant options in new and existing stores, and the mega-trends driving supermarket decisions. Read more.
NASRC is partnering with IIAR to offer a commercial track at the 2019 Conference & Expo, featuring educational sessions, technical presentations, and new material unlike any other industry event. You won't find this combination of product exhibitions, networking opportunities, and technical content anywhere else! March 3-6, 2019 / Phoenix, Arizona. Read more.
NASRC welcomes Gas Innovations - a world-wide supplier of high purity hydrocarbons in the refrigerant, pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics and agricultural chemical industries - as a silver member! Read more.
Incentives Task Force: The NASRC Incentives Task Force is a group of industry leaders who recognize the importance of incentive programs in driving the adoption of low-GWP refrigerant technologies. Sign up to stay informed on incentive activities and opportunities.
Join the NASRC and Efficiency Vermont for a FREE workshop that will provide an in-depth overview of natural refrigerant options and how the industry’s “mega-trends” will influence those options in new and existing stores.
October 3rd, 2018 / 9AM - 5PM / Burlington, Vermont Register Today
Call for Peer Reviewers
IIAR conference technical papers are widely recognized for providing new technical content about natural refrigerants for the industry. Want to get the first look at these industry insights first? Contact us about an opportunity to peer review one or more papers.
Last month, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released their draft proposal to raise the maximum charge size for flammable refrigerants in commercial self-contained cases from 150 grams to 500 grams. Read more to find out why this matters and learn how to get involved.
The NASRC hosted a natural refrigerant workshop in May that focused on the "mega-trends" influencing commercial refrigeration options. Read more about the workshop and keep an eye out for future NASRC events.
NASRC is now registered on AmazonSmile. By shopping through AmazonSmile and selecting our profile as your charity, a portion of proceeds from your purchase will contribute directly to NASRC without taking any extra cash out of your pocket!
New NASRC Utility Engagement Initiative
The Utilities & Energy Efficiency Progress Group is excited to announce a new project focused on utility engagement in the natural refrigerant arena, which involves developing a toolkit the NASRC can use to best serve each type of utility company based on their customers' unique needs. If you are interested in learning more or would like to be involved, please contact Adriane Lepage.
Join 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!
Where? Boise, ID When? Thursday, May 3rd Space is limited, Register here.
North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council Jan/Feb 2018
California Cooling Act Announced
California State Senator Lara introduced new bill to target HFC reduction. The bill proposes a new incentive program to support California businesses and residents as they adopt low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. Read more.
In the wake of the recent decision by the US Federal Appeals Court that questions the EPA's power to regulate non-ozone depleting refrigerants, supermarket retailers are questioning how to move forward. Will the SNAP program have the power to approve refrigerants?Read more.
September 27, 2017, 12:00pm to 5:00pm Immediately following FMI Energy
Space is limited, RSVP today!
NASRC Webinar: Natural Refrigerant Options & Benefits This informative webinar, hosted by Andre Patenaude of Emerson, explored natural refrigerant options, benefits and considerations of the various applications and strategies to optimize efficiency and performance. Missed this webinar? Watch the recording here.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has announced the launch of a new pilot program that will provide incentives for both energy savings and direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction up to $250,000 per project. Read more.
Are HFCs Headed Towards a Price Hike? Retailers should consider whether the commitments made by the United States under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will drive price increases for HFCs with high global warming potential.Read more.