Safe and effective management of refrigerants has become an environmental and economic priority around the world. Several factors are driving this change:
- Cost – Accelerated phase out schedules are forcing up prices for the most prevalent refrigerants (e.g., R-22).
- Operational Risk – Refrigerant value and scarcity will increase demand for full life-cycle management, as well as responsible reclamation.
- Regulations – As the Montreal Protocol continues to phase-out global production of harmful refrigerants, Federal, State and local authorities are increasing requirements for monitoring of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, as well as refrigerant reporting.
- Environmental Impact — If not handled properly, refrigerants carry serious threats to both the ozone and global climate systems. Growing environmental impact is putting pressure on organizations to track and minimize emissions during equipment operations and at end-of-life.
- Sustainability — As a strategic imperative, companies are actively seeking refrigerant management solutions to round out their sustainability portfolios.
The way we currently handle refrigerants (“produce-use-emit”) means that the vast majority of these powerful gases eventually end up in the atmosphere. This linear path toward eventual emissions not only harms the environment, it also ties to economic loss. EOS Climate helps organizations manage refrigerants across the value chain, transforming them from liabilities into assets.