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Global Warming Legislation: HFC ControlHelping to provide lower GWP solutions

Operating refrigeration and air conditioning systems creates a carbon footprint, both from direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions:

  1. Direct: the leakage of refrigerant gases to the atmosphere

  2. Indirect: CO2 released from system energy consumption.

A growing focus on the environmental impact of refrigerants is fuelling demand for refrigeration solutions that can provide satisfactory cooling performance with a lower impact on global warming. This is propelling environmentally friendly refrigeration solutions to the top of the corporate sustainability agenda. In addition, local legislation is increasingly targeting refrigerant gases with high Global Warming Potential (GWP). 

Many HFC refrigerants have medium to high GWP and therefore contribute to global warming if released to the atmosphere. Consequently, legislation and operational best practices have increasingly looked towards reducing the impact of these gases through a number of aspects including: 

A key example of legislation which impacts on the use of HFCs includes the EU f-gas legislation.    
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