EPA Approves Hydrofluorocarbon Replacements

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12/14/2011

EPA Approves Hydrofluorocarbon Replacements

 
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The EPA has listed three hydrocarbons as acceptable for small commercial refrigerators and freezers.  Under the Clean Air Act, the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program evaluates chemicals and technologies to substitute for ozone-depleting substances.

The three hydrocarbon refrigerants approved are propane, isobutane, and R-441A.  These newly-approved options are now usable in commercial stand-alone units, combination refrigerator-freezers, household refrigerators, and freezers.

“Today’s action is a great example of how businesses and EPA can work together to protect our planet and drive innovation,” says Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “This action increases the options for effective, climate-friendly refrigerants in the U.S.”

According to the EPA, replacing older refrigerants will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 600,000 metric tons by 2020, equal to the emissions from the annual electricity use of nearly 75,000 homes, and will protect people’s health and the environment.

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

 


 
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