Many refrigeration systems, including most commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems, contain greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to climate change. These gases - including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - leak from equipment over time.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 includes a policy intended to reduce GHG refrigerant leaks. This policy could affect refrigeration equipment servicers, refrigerant suppliers, and facilities with refrigeration systems that contain more than 50 pounds of refrigerant.
Massachusetts Stationary Equipment Refrigerant Management Policy
Excerpt from Massachusetts Clean Energy & Climate Plan for 2020.
- California Stationary Equipment Refrigerant Management Program
Developed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Partnership
A cooperative effort between EPA and food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.