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The Latest News and Insights on Refrigerants in Building Equipment and Applications

With new concerns over global warming potential and changing legislation regarding the use of refrigerants in different applications, it can be challenging to understand what changes might impact your buildings. The Refrigerant Reservoir is here to be your resource, with news, insights and expert advice on what you need to know about the changing landscape of refrigerants to keep your building equipment safe, efficient and up-to-date throughout it's life.

Quick Guide: Making Equipment Decisions in a Changing Landscape of Refrigerant Legislation

Global concerns about climate change have led to new refrigerant legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Navigating this complex and ever-changing refrigerant landscape poses many questions for building owners and facility managers such as: What refrigerants are being regulated?  What impact will regulation have on refrigerant price and availability?  What do I do if I have existing HVAC equipment that uses refrigerants that will be impacted by these regulations? Now is the time to learn about what will be changing and why.

Busting Chiller Refrigerant Myths

Are you able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to refrigerants? The refrigerant landscape is changing rapidly, causing confusion when it comes to understanding what the regulations are, which refrigerants are staying or going, and how to make the best decisions for your investments and the environment. Listen to experts from Johnson Controls expose some of the most common misconceptions and lay out the facts when it comes to the changing world of refrigerants in HVAC equipment.

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