A good example of how manufacturers are using the Internet to provide enhanced refrigerant-related information is the McQuay Refrigerant Resource Center. The website provides a wide array of refrigerant-based knowledge, including:
Enhanced Refrigerant Management Calculator: Energy and Atmosphere, Credit 4 (EAc4), Enhanced Refrigerant Management, in LEED® for New Construction Version 2.2 and Version 3.0 offers an opportunity to earn a point(s) for LEED certification.
HCFC Help Center provides resources about the management and phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) revrigerants.
Montreal Protocol Phase-out Schedule: Edition #28 of Engineering System Solutions presents the facts on the updated phase-out schedule of the Montreal Protocol.
Accelerated Phase-out of Ozone-Depleting HCFCs – Announcement from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) regarding the historic agreement of the 191 parties to the Montreal Protocol to accelerate efforts to ensure recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement was reached in Montreal on Friday, September 21, 2007, and speeds up by a decade the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
A special bulletin, "Going, going, green" provides 10 things you should know about HVAC refrigerants and the phaseout schedule. Refrigerant Application Guide is an in-depth look at refrigerant properties, applications and their effect on the ozone and environment. What is the U.S. EPA position on Ozone Depletion and HCFC-123? – links to the U.S. EPA website for information on Ozone Depletion and the phaseout of HCFC refrigerants