The Impact of Refrigerant Legislation and How Reclamation Can Help

Presented by:   Kate Houghton   

Monday, March 25 from 2:15 PM until 3:30 PM, Sonoma B

The AIM Act: HFC Phasedown is in full effect and the stepdown to 40% reduction took effect on January 1, 2024. This presentation will provide you with an update regarding the most recent legislation issued as part of the AIM Act, the HFC Phasedown schedule, and the impact our society will face now and in the future. Hudson Technologies, the largest refrigerant reclaimer in the nation, will discuss the role and importance reclaimed refrigerants have as mandated in the AIM Act. The regulatory and environmental landscape for the HVAC industry continues to evolve. With the AIM Act sector based regulation and refrigerant management rules issuing this year and with a multitude of state based refrigerant regulations business as usual no longer applies. Which refrigerant can be used for what application is becoming an ever more complex conversation. HVAC industry is faced with supporting both existing installed equipment and new installations, with a refrigerant supply base constrained by the AIM Act allocation system. Hudson will elaborate on the refrigerant reclamation market, the mandated uses of reclaimed refrigerants in various industry sectors, and the future of reclaimed refrigerant in the move towards a low GWP refrigerant environment. Attendees will also learn how to contribute to their business profitability by considering recovered refrigerant and asset not a liability.