Refrigerants & Environmental Impacts: A Best Practice Guide


Over the next 30 years, if we could reduce refrigerant leakage to 0.4% of refrigerant used, it would save 89.7 gigatons of CO2e.

By sharing our knowledge of current best practices we can accelerate the transformation of the built environment to meet our climate change obligations.

This best practice guide is intended to help those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of building services to make well-informed decisions in the design of refrigerant-based systems. We particularly encourage its use during initial design stages, whenever these systems are being considered.

The guide reviews currently available refrigerants for common system types, with advice on how to reduce refrigerant charge, leakage, and enhance recovery at end of life. It should be considered ‘live’ and will be updated periodically to reflect the latest industry data.

Refrigerants & Environmental Impacts has been prepared by an international team of Integral Group’s mechanical and sustainability engineers led by Louise Hamot, Integral’s Global Lead for Life Cycle Research.

Reach out to Louise here.

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