In December 2020, Congress passed the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, a bipartisan bill that put the United States on the path to phase down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants nationwide. These refrigerants are greenhouse gases thousands of times more potent compared with carbon dioxide. And they’re everywhere: in refrigerators and mini-fridges, air conditioners, lab equipment, and vending machines.
The good news is Project Drawdown estimates that refrigerant management has the potential to reduce emissions by 57.75 gigatons of CO2eq through 2025. Other groups estimate that improved refrigerant management could generate $39 billion in economic benefits by 2027.
This webinar will feature experts on integrating refrigerant management best practices into student and staff initiatives, legislation impacting HVAC equipment, buying options for sustainable technologies, and leaders on programmatic responses.