Call for contractors with natural refrigerant expertise
By HPAC MagazineManagement Refrigeration refrigerants
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), is working to remove the barriers to adopting natural refrigerants such as CO2, ammonia and propane in food refrigeration in the grocery sector.
NASRC has been hearing repeatedly from end-user retailers that while natural refrigerant systems are well suited to retail applications, one of the most difficult challenges is finding the HVAC/R contractors with the right skill and experience to install and maintain those systems. To address this issue NASRC is developing an online platform, the Natural Refrigerants Service Network, to help end-users find contractors with the right experience.
The Council expects to launch this platform officially in January and hopes to have it well populated with contractors from Canada and the U.S. It is reaching out to HVAC/R contractors who qualify to have their service areas listed on the site for free for one year.
An action-oriented nonprofit, NASRC has a mandate to bring together the public, government, engineers, end-users and the refrigeration industry to tackle the unique set of challenges that natural refrigerants face in North America. Six progress groups have been established to take direct action on a specific hurdle to widespread adoption of natural refrigeration. These include policy, best practices, utilities and energy efficiency, contractors and service technicians, codes and standards and ROI. Participation in these groups is open to any NASRC member.
For more information on the platform and other NASRC initiatives, contact Stephen Dotson, NASRC associate director, at 703.431.3075. http://nasrc.org