green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Policymaking: Improving safety standards for natural refrigerants

Upon request of the European Commission to help draft the F-Gas Standardization Request, ECOS actively raises awareness of the large obstacles to the use of low-GWP refrigerants within the same standards permitting large quantities of climate damaging HFCs.

In realizing that urgent changes’ in standards are necessary to ‘achieve the EU phase-down targets’, ECOS is engaging with all relevant stakeholders in order to promote the market introduction of natural refrigerants. Whilst interest in the use of natural refrigerants in commercial & industrial RAC appliances is growing, market and product development is obstructed by the charge size limits given in product safety standards.

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