ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC professionals in light of regulatory changes

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ATMOsphere America 2015 outlined the acute need for expanded training programs for natural refrigerants in the U.S., with the evolution of online training packages, upgraded curriculums pertaining to low charge ammonia, the expansion of allowable hydrocarbon applications following the 2015 EPA SNAP updates, as well as the increasing emergence of CO2 transcritical and subcritical systems in commercial and industrial refrigeration, driving the market and increasing demand.

A common theme among all five speakers on the training panel – from Hillphoenix, BITZER, RSES, Stark State College and RETA – is the necessity to equip contractors with knowledge about the regulatory compliance changes looming, and the various natural refrigerant technologies available to replace HFCs.

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