What happened in 2015?

  • Australia’s Federal Government announced plans to reduce HFC use by 85% before 2036. There is still many details that they will need to consider if they want to ensure that this target is met.
  • Several state governments made progress with programmes which supported HVACR energy efficiency.
  • A large amount of work was completed by the industry in order to advise the Federal Government legislation regarding HVACR, including the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Management Act.
  • The EU set an example for the rest of the world by introducing HFC phase down policy and legislation. A number of countries outside of the European Union made recommendations for the phase down to the Montreal Protocol, which is a treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by removing harmful substances from the atmosphere.
  • 197 countries throughout the world committed to finalising an agreement for the phase down of HFC refrigerants under the Montreal Protocol in 2016. HFCs will become a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions if they continue to be used. This is essential as it will enable the Montreal Protocol to be used to address the issues of climate change and ozone depletion in terms of synthetic refrigerants.
  • Significant progress was made by original equipment manufacturers across the globe in providing HVACR equipment that uses refrigerants with minimal impact on the environment.
  • Energy efficiency is a hot topic at the moment. The HVACR industry will need to provide products with higher efficiency, cost savings and lower emissions, if they want to keep up with the growing market.

What can we expect this year?

  • There will be many changes to the HVACR in 2016. These will cover regulations, standards, training and licencing, with the fierce commentary and marketing also open to change.
  • Change and growth of the HVACR industry will not just be subject to one country but will be global. All countries will need to prove that action is being taken to reduce carbon emissions.

All of the cooling systems at Green Cooling are highly efficient and utilise the natural refrigerant CO2. This means the impact on the environment is kept to an absolute minimum so that you don’t have to worry. Please call 01253 685 145 or email info@greencooling.co.uk to find out more.

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