The federal phasedown of HFCs is expected to result in refrigerant shortages and significant price increases. In Europe, refrigerant prices increased by 900% following a similar HFC phasedown. Also, new legislation introduced in states such as California proposed to ban the sale and distribution of virgin HFC refrigerants as early as 2025, further driving the need for natural refrigerant solutions.
Learn more about the environmental impacts of HFCs.
About the Refrigerant Transition Hub
NASRC will continue to evolve the hub as state and federal governments pass new legislation. Some of the resources available now include:
HFC Policy Tracker– An interactive map to aid retailers in navigating the complex system of regulations by tracking the latest policies at the federal and state levels.
Natural Refrigerants in Supermarkets Factsheet– An overview of why natural refrigerants in supermarkets are one of the most impactful and cost-effective climate solutions.
Nat Ref Tech Library – NASRC says this is the most comprehensive collection of presentations on the latest natural refrigerant technologies.