2022 EDUCATION SESSIONS

What's Next for Refrigerant Management? Big Changes Coming for Your Next Project

April 6, 10:00 to 11:00 am

Online

Approved for 1.0 general GBCI CE & 1.0 AIA LU

 

Speakers

 

Laura Morder, Senior Associate, GHT Limited

Tim Dorman, Sales Engineer, HAVTECH

 

Description

 

By 2024, the building industry will take another step towards combatting climate change – recently enacted international and U.S. legislation is leading to big changes for how building owners, operators and HVAC designers specify and use refrigerants in building cooling. 

 

Refrigerant technologies enable HVAC systems to heat and cool buildings efficiently, but many of the commercially available refrigerants in our industry contribute to GHG emissions. The recent changes, being introduced in compliance with the Montreal Protocol, will phase out many of the refrigerants in use today – creating a new opportunity in the market for more energy-efficient and environmentally conscious products to emerge.

 

Join HAVTECH and GHT Limited as they break down the IFC code changes, explain the environmental factors that are driving this complex situation and learn what to expect as these changes are phased in over the next two years. Building owners and operators will be faced with many choices, and projects in design right now need to consider a system design which allows for the use of new refrigerant technology. Projects which are considering renovation in the next 2-20+ years will also need to consider how to comply with the new standards.

 

If you own and operate buildings which rely on mechanical cooling, you will not want to miss this seminar, which will pair a systems manufacturer and a specifying engineer’s design perspective on the next big change to our industry!

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the purpose, environmental impact, of refrigerants in a building's heating and cooling system.

  2. Learn about the legislation and code changes going into effect which will phase out existing commercially available refrigerant solutions.

  3. Recognize how systems will need to be renovated to comply with the standards and how new systems should be designed to meet the standards.

  4. Learn what emerging technologies and design solutions exist to address the changing requirements.

 

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