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*With 1+ weeks to go, the program is being updated regularly. Last updated: 18 May 2017
Monday 5 June 2017
Pre-event Workshops
09:00

Building a Foundation for Long-Term Operational Success with Alternative Systems
1-hour workshop by Heatcraft

Kysor/Warren and Heatcraft will share their experience in designing, installing and providing support for CO2 and NH3 equipment to ensure the long-term success of retailers using these systems. The company will provide some comparison and contrast regarding the system type advantages and disadvantages. Session will include a highly-interactive Q&A session.

Regsitration is mandatory and free of charge. Click here to register and select the "Pre-event Workshop by Heatcraft" category.

10:00

Strategies for Expanding Transcritical CO2 Booster Adoption
2-hour workshop by Emerson

For decades, CO2 transcritical booster systems have proved very effective in cooler climates as a natural alternative to high-GWP HFC systems. But the desire to expand the adoption of these systems has led to the development of several strategies to improve CO2’s viability in warmer climates.

This session will take a closer look at the energy impact on some of these emerging strategies.

Registration is mandatory and free of charge. Click here to register and for more info. 

12:00

Harness the Full Potential of CO2 Solutions
1-hour training and Q&A by Danfoss

Danfoss will share their in-depth knowledge of CO2 and its properties as well as  the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of the refrigerant. The CO2 Mobile Training Unit is equipped with CO2 solutions and interactive learning modules, including Danfoss’ AHR Innovation Award winning ejector technology, which industry experts recognize as key in the evolution of transcritical CO2 refrigeration.

Visit the training unit anytime during the conference or join the indicated training tours.

Registration and Welcome Lunch
12:30
Registration & welcome lunch served in the sponsor exhibition area. 
Thought Leaders Panel
14:00
HVAC&R industry thought leaders discuss their future plans involving natural refrigerants, including their technology needs and the opportunities for natural refrigerant technologies across various applications in North America.

Co-Chair: Marc Chasserot & Derek Hamilton, shecco

Fernando Campos, Walmart Mexico

Tristam Coffin
Whole Foods Market

Antoine Azar, Sustainable Solutions (Former Coca Cola)

Gerard von Dohlen, Newark Refrigerated Warehouse

Ricardo García, Frialsa

Bryan Beitler, Source Refrigeration

Scott Martin, Hillphoenix

Marc Chasserot, shecco, New Naturals Report California
Networking break
15:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Regulations and Standards Panel
16:00
Presentations by government representatives and other organizations on the latest regulatory issues and standards regarding natural refrigerants in North America.

Chair: Marc Chasserot, shecco

Glenn GallagherCARB, Updates on HFC reduction measures in California

Jeff Cohen, EOS Climate, Refrigerants in transition: Market incentives

Marek Zgliczynski
, Embraco, on behalf of International Electrotechnical Commission, Hot topic: evolution of refrigeration equipment safety standards

Mark SkierkiewiczUnderwriters Laboratories (UL)

Dave Rule, IIAR, Safe and sustainable use of natural refrigerants

Peter Strait, California Energy Commission (CEC)


Marc Chasserot, shecco, Updates on regulation and standards in North America and globally
Networking Reception
18:00
Drinks and light dinner will be served in the exhibition area during this networking welcome reception, sponsored by Heatcraft.

*With 1+ weeks to go, the program is being updated regularly. Last updated: 18 May 2017
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Networking Breakfast
07:30
Continental breakfast will be served in the exhibition area.
Market Trends & Opportunities Panel
08:30
Leading North American suppliers will give brief strategic and visionary presentations sharing their latest success stories, lessons learned, challenges and next steps regarding natural refrigerant-based technologies.

Chair: Alvaro de Oña, shecco

Scott Martin, Hillphoenix

Michael Lehtinen, Heatcraft 

Andre PatenaudeEmerson

Jerry Lozano, Güntner

Peter Dee, Danfoss

Giacomo Pisano, Dorin

Alvaro de Oña, shecco, Global overview of natural refrigerants
Networking break
10:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the exhibition area.
Parallel Sessions
10:30

Participants will be able to choose one of the following sessions:


Food Retail Panel

Plenary Room
Case Studies: Innovation
Commodore D 
Chair: Michael Garry, shecco

Peter Savage
, AAA Refrigeration Service, A contractor’s perspective into the world of  CO2 refrigeration systems

Harrison Horning
Hannaford Supermarkets, Transcritical CO2 retrofit in an existing store 

John Stuit, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), DeCA's progress with transcritical CO2 commissaries and an update on its ammonia/CO2 commissary

Tristam Coffin, Whole Foods Market

Paul Anderson, Target

Paul Alway, AB Group (Former Marks & Spencer), Experience of retailer challenges in adoption of naturals: ‘How we made it happen’
Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Jim Knudsen
Danfoss, Ejector technology – The next generation in transcritical CO2  

Yoram Shabtay
, Heat Transfer Technologies, Select case studies of copper heat exchanger coils for natural refrigerants

Andy Baker, YourCleanEnergyA year on - innovative transcritical CO2 heat pump system providing lower cost hydronic heat than oil boilers

Chris Vallis, AB Group, A European journey in pursuit of sustainable retail

Hayato SakamotoKawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki centrifugal chiller using water as a refrigerant
NETWORKING LUNCH
12:30
Networking lunch will be served in the exhibition area.
Parallel Sessions
14:00

Participants will be able to choose one of the following sessions:

Industrial Refrigeration Panel

Plenary Room

Training Panel

Commodore C

Case Studies: Commercial Refrigeration

Commodore D
Chair: Michael Garry, shecco

Steve Jackson
, PermaCold Engineering,  Environmentally sound engineering and refrigerants as the future of industrial engineering


Michael Lynch, United States Cold Storage, CO2/ NH3 cascade refrigeration 

Gerard von Dohlen, Newark Refrigerated Warehouse, No good refrigerant leaks 

Pete Lepschat, Henningsen Cold Storage, Ammonia charge… Less > More

David Bornemeier, Western Gateway Storage
Chair: Alvaro de Oña, shecco

André Patenaude
, Emerson,  Addressing the challenges facing the refrigeration industry

Johari Gregorio, Embraco, How to simplify the process of converting to HCs

Lori Schiavo & Art Miller, RSES, Why is training important? 

Scott Melton, ASTI Demistafining Ammonia through training to preserve and protect our industries and our world

Alvaro de Oña, shecco, Guide training
Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

John Prall
, Embraco, EMC compressor achieves unprecedented levels of energy efficiency


Giacomo Pisano, Dorin, The use of ejectors in CO2 technology: How to boost efficiency in warm climates - A real example from Italy

Tristam Coffin
and Tom D. Wolgamot, Whole Foods and DC Engineering, A case study of the CO2 systems in Whole Foods Market Northern California region

Nicola Pieretti and Brandon Marshall, CAREL, CAREL solution for managing the latest transcritical booster rack

Jeff Newel, Hillphoenix
Lab study of a transcritical CO2 system with parallel compression and a gas ejector system – measured performance applied to bin analysis

Vicente GuilabertHuayi Compressor Barcelona, R290 LBP variable speed compressor in a plug ice-cream conserver
Networking Break
16:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the exhibition area.
Parallel Sessions
16:30

Participants will be able to choose one of the following sessions:

Round Table: The Future of Food Service

Plenary Room

Case Studies: HVAC

Commodore C

Case Studies: Industrial Refrigeration

Commodore D
Chair: Antoine Azar, Sustainable Solutions (Former Coca Cola)

Francisco Jorge Zavala and Cecilia Garza, 7-Eleven

Charles Hon, True Manufacturing, True Manufacturing’s low GWP journey 

Eoin Lennon, NOVUM, NOVUM’s natural refrigerant choice


Howell Feig, AHT Cooling Systems USA

Vicente Guilabert, Huayi Compressor Barcelona
Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Klaas Visser
, KAV Consulting, CO2 evaporative condensers/gas coolers (ECGCs)


Mike Kallas, Azane, Linking low charge ammonia packaged systems to HVAC applications

John Miles, SANDEN, Adventures in water heating
 
Jan Dusek, shecco

Kelly Sasaki, Mayekawa, NHVAC in action












Chair: Derek Hamilton, shecco

Kurt Liebendorfer
, Evapco, Applying low charge ammonia systems to an operating dairy

Eloy Espinosa, Bohn de Mexico,and Javier AtenciaTewis, Cold storage distribution center design with natural refrigerants 

Benoit Rodier, CIMCO, Various approaches using natural refrigerants for a cold storage project construction

Caleb Nelson, Azane, Diverse applications for low charge ammonia

Jürgen Süss, efficient energy, Process cooling with a low capacity centrifugal chiller with water as the refrigerant 

John Scherer, NXTCOLD
General cold storage in South Gate replacing an R22 facility with ultra-low ammonia ERIC Technology refrigeration units
Networking Dinner
19:30
Dinner reception at the Prado in Balboa Park. Shuttle buses will be available to take participants to the reception venue and back to the hotel. The buses will be leaving from 6:30 PM onwards. Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Hillphoenix. 


*With 1+ weeks to go, the program is being updated regularly. Last updated: 18 May 2017
Wednesday 7 June 2017
Accelerate America Awards Ceremony & Breakfast
08:00

Michael Garry, shecco, editor of Accelerate America, and Marc Chasserot, shecco, publisher of Accelerate America, will present the 2nd edition of the Accelerate America Awards, recognizing companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant­-based technologies.

Light breakfast will be served during the ceremony. 

CEO Interview
09:00
Steven Trulaske of True Manufacturing, one of the most successful CEOs in the industry, will be interviewed by Michael Garry and Marc Chasserot of shecco in this brand-new panel.
Utilities Panel
09:30

Hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), this panel will focus on utility energy efficiency programs, and the role they play in accelerating the adoption of energy efficient refrigeration technologies. The panel, featuring major utility providers, will present details of their latest programs, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Chair: Ammi Amarnath, Electric Power Research Institute, New opportunities for natural refrigerants  

Paul Delaney, Southern California Edison (SCE) 

Tim Kidman, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), SMUD’s pilot natural refrigerant incentive program

Chris Roman, San Diego Gas & Electric, SDG&E accelerating the adoption of energy efficient refrigeration technologies

Jamie AnthonyBonneville Power Administration

Aaron Daly, Whole Foods Market

Leigha Joyal, Hillphoenix, Incentives for natural refrigerants 

Patrick Moore, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

 

Networking break
11:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the exhibition area.
CARB SLCP Discussion
11:30

This session, hosted by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB), will be an opportunity for natural refrigerant technology stakeholders to provide input on the Short-lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, known as the SLCP Plan, on how the 40% HFC reduction target can be met. This meeting will be a unique opportunity for participants to engage with CARB officials on the details of California’s Refrigerant Management Plan that will be updated to reflect this new strategy once the rule-making process begins. Opportunities for natural refrigerant based technologies to replace HFCs will be the key discussion topic in this informal and interactive session.

Pamela Gupta, CARB
Glenn Gallagher, CARB

No further registration is required for ATMOsphere America attendees.
Please note that this session is open to public but advanced registration is required (free of charge). To sign up, please send an e-mail to america@atmo.org, all tickets will be confirmed by e-mail (not valid unless written authorization is received). 

Conclusions and Farewell Lunch
13:30
Conclusion by Marc Chasserot, shecco. Lunch will be served in the exhibition area.
POST-EVENT WORKSHOP
14:30

Harness the Full Potential of CO2 Solutions
1-hour training and Q&A by Danfoss

Danfoss will share their in-depth knowledge of CO2 and its properties as well as  the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of the refrigerant. The CO2 Mobile Training Unit is equipped with CO2 solutions and interactive learning modules, including Danfoss’ AHR Innovation Award winning ejector technology, which industry experts recognize as key in the evolution of transcritical CO2 refrigeration.

Visit the training unit anytime during the conference or join the indicated training tours.

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