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Symposium focuses on emerging heat pump marketplace, new refrigerants

January 22, 2018   Jillian Morgan

HRAI Symposium

Changes to federal ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations will take effect in 2020.

Opportunities and challenges for heat pumps and alternative refrigerants are the focus of this year’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Symposium.

Hosted by HRAI’s manufacturers division, the members-only symposium will take place on February 27, 2018, at the Westin Toronto Airport in Toronto, ON. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Speakers include Debbie Scharf, equipment division director for The Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and a representative from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

Scharf will provide an overview of building strategy and performance goals for space heating, as well as NRCan’s current activities to advance cold climate heat pump adoption in Canada. She will also offer information on provincial and territorial energy ministers’ market transformation strategy, in addition to a road mapping exercise with stakeholders to overcome market barriers for these technologies.

The ECCC representative will discuss changes to federal ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations, and what these changes will mean to refrigerants used in these systems. www.hrai.ca

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