Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Are you ready to take action on climate friendly refrigerants?

September 27, 2021

Download our guide to learn how to purchase the best products and avoid obsolete hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants that are being phased down under the American Innovation & Manufacturing Act in the U.S. and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol internationally.

Developed by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), in partnership with IGSD, the Guide to Climate Friendly Refrigerant Management and Procurement, 2021 edition, is a toolkit designed to help select affordable, energy-efficient refrigeration and cooling equipment that uses next-generation refrigerants that are more climate-friendly.

This document focuses primarily on space conditioning and refrigeration equipment where climate-friendly alternatives are readily available, cost-effective, and compliant with U.S. environmental and safety standards.​​ While this toolkit focuses on procurement, it also covers the importance of refrigerant management and developing an organizational HFC policy to avoid negative climate change impacts of HFCs.

In its second version, this guide was developed by the SPLC Climate Friendly Refrigerant Action Team who is dedicated to investigating global regulatory and voluntary programs to avoid and/or reduce emissions from high global warming potential (GWP) HFCs. The second edition of the guide covers new developments that have occurred since the passage of the American Innovation & Manufacturing Act in 2020, which phases down the climate impact of production & consumption of HFCs in the USA by 85% by 2036.

We invite you to use this guide in your own procurement processes and to offer additional insights and experiences to sharpen and improve the guidance over time.

Download the Guide to Climate Friendly Refrigerant Management and Procurement here.

For inquiries contact co-author Kristin Taddonio at ktaddonio@igsd.org.