Timely updates to outdated safety standards and building codes are essential to enable a safe transition from climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to climate-friendly refrigerants. With global stock of household air-conditioners (ACs) expected to triple by 2050, continued use of HFCs in ACs is fueling the climate crisis.
The global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), starting in January 2019 under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, could avoid 0.5°C of warming by 2100. By simultaneously improving the energy efficiency of cooling systems, this climate benefit could potentially be doubled
The seventh Chilling Facts report, 22 retailers submitted data covering the 2015 calendar year from supermarkets across 37 countries. Our findings show that the uptake of hydrofluorocarbon-free technology is well under way across the EU, with CO2 transcritical systems spreading eastward and southward throughout Europe
A briefing produced for the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, from 15-17 June 2016 in South Africa. Since 2010 there has been a dramatic shift in the availability and effectiveness of hydrofluorocarbon-free technologies, allowing progressive companies to significantly reduce their carbon footprint
In this report, we reveal that the take-up of climate-friendly refrigeration by supermarket chains is spreading faster and more widely than ever. We are concerned that major retailers are missing an easy climate win and the chance to significantly lower their energy bills, by not fitting doors on refrigeration units
Global digest of available climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies, presenting case studies from around the world of commercially available and proven technologies free from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for domestic, commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment