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NASRC Joins Climate & Clean Air Coalition

 

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) has joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), further positioning itself to drive the change necessary to create a more level playing field for natural refrigerants.

“The NASRC serves a critically important role, one that enables supermarket industry stakeholders to have a unified voice and effectively interact with governments on policy issues,” said Eduardo Navarro, Vice President & General Manager, Systems Division, for Hillphoenix. “It has become the industry’s go-to nonprofit partner and the dedicated, expert voice of the food retail natural refrigerants movement.”

Since its founding, the NASRC has taken action to shape a more climate-friendly future for retail food refrigeration by advancing natural refrigerants. By participating in the CCAC, the environmental nonprofit has an even greater platform from which to encourage governments, end-users, and equipment manufacturers to take action to tackle the unique set of challenges that natural refrigerants face. The CCAC’s initiative to reduce the growth of HFCs calls for public and private actors to combine and mobilize the efforts of all governments and non-state parties, which corresponds well to the NASRC’s mission.

NASRC’s priorities center aroundon increasing the pool of service technicians that are qualified to work with natural refrigerants; helping to establish the necessary codes and standards to ensure safe use of these refrigerants; encouraging organizations like utilities to establish incentives for natural refrigerant use; and working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and equipment-certification organizations to speed up approval of natural refrigerant technologies. The council’s founding members include some of the biggest names in the industry: Whole Foods Market, Hillphoenix, Danfoss, Carter Retail Equipment, True Manufacturing, Parker Hannifin, KW Refrigerant Management Strategy and Source Refrigeration.

“The NASRC is working tirelessly to show how natural refrigerants can be a win for the environment and for business. Its commitment and leadership in sustainable retail food refrigeration has now been recognized by the CCAC, enabling the NASRC to bring its expertise and action-oriented approach to the international arena,” said Todd Washburn, Director of Sales & Marketing, Retail Division, at True Manufacturing.

For additional information, visit nasrc.org.