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Refrigerant Selection Policy Brief 3 - Beyond Refrigeration


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Refrigerant Selection Policy Brief 3 - Beyond Refrigeration

The IOR Beyond Refrigeration initiative is preparing Policy Papers on key aspects highlighted in the template that are dependent on supporting national policy, legislation, and incentives.   

Three are currently available: Heating and Cooling, People and Skills and now Refrigerant Selection

  • The IOR Environment Working Group has identified a number of key areas for supporting the path to net zero ( However, underlying any cooling and many heat pump operations is a vapour compression system that uses a refrigerant as a working fluid.  Equipment owners, operators and advisors are making purchasing decisions that influence the selection of refrigerant and equipment being installed now and in use well into the future.  To support net zero targets the IOR recommends that equipment designers, purchasers, owners and operators implement a policy that requires the selection of a refrigerant with the lowest GWP possible. Read more by downloading this policy brief 3.

The IOR environment work can be viewed at

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