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EPA Proposes New Refrigerants for Refrigeration and Residential AC

By Bruce Heberle, Director Alabama/Gulf Coast HVAC Insider On May 29, 2020 the EPA published a Proposed Rule 23 – Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: New and Revised Listings for the Significant New Alternative Policy Program (SNAP). Section 612 requires the EPA to list as acceptable those substitutes that do not present a significantly greater risk to human health and the environment as compared with other substitutes that are currently or potentially… Read More

Catch the Government Updates at AGC’s Construction SH&E Virtual Conference

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will participate at the upcoming AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference on July 14-16, 2020. With significant changes and others in the works for several water programs, it will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the agencies. Find out what they have on their agenda – that will make its way onto… Read More

EPA Taps ACCA’s Vice President of Public Policy & Industry Relations to Join Political Team

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America announces that Todd Washam, Vice President of Public Policy & Industry Relations, has been tapped to join Administrator Wheeler’s team. Washam will be serving in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Congressional Affairs Office starting on May 4, 2020. Washam has been with ACCA since 2016 and has been serving as Vice President of Public Policy & Industry Relations since May 2019. Longtime Republican Congressional staff, Washam will be… Read More

New EPA Refrigerant Management Regulations for 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a rule change to the Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program. This rule change has potential impacts on the way in which refrigerants are handled and sold. As such, the ESCO Institute wanted to keep the HVACR community apprised of this ruling. The ESCO Institute will be reviewing this modification to the rule and assessing its potential impact on… Read More

EPA Applauds the Smart Refrigerant Management by Weis Markets and Supermarkets Across America

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Weis Markets store in Hanover, Pennsylvania and 12 other organizations in the supermarket industry for their achievements in protecting the environment through noteworthy refrigerant management. The Weis Markets store is the first store in the United States to be GreenChill certified for ten consecutive years. “We applaud Weis Markets and the other supermarket chains honored today for their environmental leadership in minimizing refrigerant emissions and their… Read More

TODAY: Emerson Will Present at EPA GreenChill Webinar on Natural Refrigerants

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced its participation in a webinar sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill program. Two of its experts from Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, Andre Patenaude, director of food retail marketing and growth strategy-cold chain, and John Wallace, director of innovation, will join the discussion on “Making the Transition to an Effective National Refrigerant Architecture” on Tuesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT). Over the last decade, Emerson… Read More