What is the Future of Refrigerants in Building Systems?
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which limits emissions caused by some hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, has many facility owners and managers concerned about the future of refrigerants and what it means for new and existing building systems, EDC magazine reports.
The magazine says that while there’s no single solution for every refrigerant need, the “big picture” to keep in mind with refrigeration equipment is that up to 98 percent of total CO2-equivalent emissions come from electric power used to run the machines. So to lower carbon footprints, use more efficient equipment.
Other considerations to keep in mind when selecting a refrigerant include long-term availability, costs, safety, service infrastructure and reliability.
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