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globalFACT Tackles Refrigeration Realities

Podcast Addresses Today’s Challenges, Questions, Options


May 8, 2019, Washington, DC – There is more to consider than low-GWP when considering environmental sustainability. This and other pressing issues are covered in the “Refrigerant Realities: Six Things You Need to Know” podcast from the Global Forum for Advanced Climate Technologies (globalFACT).


In its initial podcast in the globalFACT Forum series, the group addresses the challenges the HVAC&R sector is facing around the HFC phasedown, environmental impact, and misperceptions about the options available to users today.


Additional “Refrigerant Realities” covered:


  • There isn’t one refrigerant solution for all situations
  • HFC regulation is driving transition
  • HFOs and low GWP HFCs are viable low-GWP options and here for the long term
  • There is more to consider than just GWP when considering environmental sustainability
  • GWP does not tell the whole story
  • Low-GWP alone isn’t enough to minimize environmental impact


“There are a lot of questions and uncertainty in the industry around how to meet regulatory requirements, what solutions are viable, and what to factor into the decision-making process,” noted globalFACT Executive Director Jordan Smith. “In reality, more lower-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant options exist than you might think, and it’s important to keep focus on all the factors that come into play when making these decisions.”


The podcast is the latest resource from globalFACT and follows the release of the group’s White Paper: Selecting the Right Refrigerant for Commercial Refrigeration and Cost and Efficiency Calculator To learn more visit


About globalFACT:


The Global Forum for Advanced Climate Technologies (globalFACT) promotes education, awareness, and policies that support the important role of new-generation, low- and reduced-global warming potential (GWP) advanced climate technologies in protecting the environment, while meeting the rapidly increasing demand for safe alternatives.