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Bringing sustainable refrigeration to US stores

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A free to attend five-day virtual event in October will highlight sustainable refrigeration solutions in the wake of the implementation of the US AIM Act to phase down HFC refrigerants.

The Sustainable Refrigeration Summit, taking place from 24-28 October (08.00 to 17.00 PST), is organised and hosted by the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC). It will feature the latest regulatory and industry trends, natural technologies, and the benefits and challenges of moving towards sustainable solutions. Attendees will hear everything related to shaping the future of sustainable refrigeration.

Behind in the race to lower GWP refrigerants, US supermarkets are under pressure to transition from high global warming HFCs to climate-friendly alternatives. Natural refrigerants, including ammonia, CO2, and propane, are considered future-proof from a regulatory standpoint but a unique set of market barriers have prevented widespread adoption in US supermarkets.

“This is one of the rare climate issues where the technology solution exists today,” commented NASRC executive director Danielle Wright. “To overcome the challenges and make meaningful progress, we need ‘all hands on deck’, and that’s what this summit is designed to do.”

This summit will bring together the stakeholders needed to solve the puzzle of sustainable refrigeration in supermarkets – including food retailers, manufacturers, service contractors, engineers, consultants, government agencies, policymakers, utilities, energy, and envi

The technology solutions already exist today that can ease climate issues related to refrigeration, refrigerants and energy. Image credit: Squirrel_photos | Pixabay

The technology solutions already exist today that can ease climate issues related to refrigeration, refrigerants and energy. Image credit: Squirrel_photos | Pixabay

ronmental stakeholders.

Hear the latest regulatory and industry trends and learn from leading experts and policymakers when you participate. When the pieces come together, we can build a sustainable future for supermarket refrigeration.

The agenda will include the following topics over the days:

  • industry and regulatory trends
  • technology focus: driving CO2 performance
  • CO2 systems: what retailers need to know
  • distributed and self-contained systems
  • technology focus: total cost of ownership
  • measuring performance of natural technologies
  • integrating naturals into existing stores
  • technology focus: modular solutions for existing stores
  • funding for naturals
  • solving the technician shortage
  • technology focus: natural innovations
  • reducing refrigerant emissions
  • state & federal HFC regulations
  • utility incentives for refrigerant GWP

For more information and to register to participate, click here.