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Refrigerants for Life: How Refrigerants Affect Modern Life

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Refrigerants for Life: How Refrigerants Affect Modern Life

  • 26 Jun 2019
  • Online webinar


Course Description

Organized by ASHRAE, UNEP OzoneAction & World Refrigeration Day

On World Refrigeration Day, June 26, 2019
Free Webinar

Webinar Length: 1.5 hours
Learn from industry experts as they talk about the latest science, applications, and legal concerns for those dealing with refrigerants. For an hour and a half, this webinar captures the overall global state of policies, research, and trends for using refrigerants in a variety of applications, while presenting the role of industry, government, and the individual in ensuring the responsible use of refrigerants.

Modern life relies significantly on refrigeration and air conditioning. Over the last four decades, the world has realized that the most safe and efficient refrigerants also contribute to global warming and ozone depletion, posing a long-term threat to the environment. The race is on to find alternatives and control refrigerant emissions without negatively impacting the lifestyles of those who rely on refrigeration and air conditioning. Legal approaches to combatting environmental impact, in the form of international binding and non-binding agreements, have resulted in challenges for those in the industry. The goal is to keep pace with demand while avoiding harm for future generations. Gain a deeper understanding of restrictions, regulations, and responsible use as you learn about new and exciting possibilities for the future of refrigeration and air conditioning.



Stephen Gill, World Refrigeration Day Secretariat
Steve Comstock, Manager of Business Dev - Europe and Middle East


Sheila Hayter, President ASHRAE
Jim Curlin, Acting Head, OzoneAction, UNEP
Stephen Gill, World Refrigeration Day Secretariat


Didier Coulomb, IIR Director (Applications and Use)
Ray Gluckman, International Expert (Snapshot of Refrigerants)
Andy Pearson, International Expert (Modern Refrigeration Research)
Rajan Rajendran, ASHRAE Refrigeration Committee (Refrigerants and their Responsible Use)
Andrea Voigt, EPEE Director (Regulating Refrigerants; Roles of Governments and Associations)

Webinar Time:

9:00 am – 10:30 am EDT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm CET