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ATMOsphere America Summit to Address U.S. Phase Down of Super-Polluting Refrigerants

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Replacement of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with natural refrigerants is among the topics at the two-part conference.

Brussels, Belgium (August 18, 2021) – The 10th edition of the ATMOsphere America Summit will feature a discussion of the U.S. federal and state phase downs of powerful climate-warming gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

The summit will take place in two parts. Part one is online, free to attend, and taking place on November 3, 2021. The second part will take place as an in-person event in Washington, D.C., in June 2022 (date tbc). The in-person event in DC will feature an expanded program with industrial and commercial case studies. Attendees will need to register and pay for the in-person event.

ATMOsphere America is organized by shecco, a Brussels, Belgium-based accelerator of natural refrigerant and clean cooling technologies.

At both parts of the conference, key representatives will discuss the latest developments in the rollout of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020, which will phase down the production and consumption of HFCs. Topics will also include state-level HFC phase downs, Canadian regulations, and the adoption of standards impacting natural refrigerants in North America.

ATMOsphere America will also address the impact of hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) – the latest generation of fluorinated refrigerants – on health, safety and the environment, and the need to use natural refrigerants instead.

The combined conference is expected to attract attendees from all over North America, including end users, policy makers, manufacturers, researchers, academia, NGOs, associations, media and consultants.

Other topics in the program include:

  • Keynote presentation
  • Natural refrigerant technology trends
  • Market mega trends
  • Interview with Hillphoenix
  • End user and contractor panel discussion
  • Commercial and industrial refrigeration case study sessions
  • Training
  • Utilities and incentives
  • HVAC and heat pumps

The program for the online event on November 3 can be found here. For the 2022 in-person Summit extended program, click here.

Hillphoenix is the platinum sponsor of the event. Gold sponsors include Arneg, Kysor Warren and Emerson. For a list of all sponsors, click here.

Participation in the program is still available for natural refrigerant case study presentations. Case study abstracts for ATMOsphere America are being accepted until February 1, 2022. To submit a case study, click here. Case study presenters are entitled to a 50% discount on their conference tickets.

To register for an event email newsletter, click here.

To access all the latest news about ATMOsphere America Summit, and network with attendees before, during and after the event, join the free ATMOsphere global network here. The network includes the #atmo_america_summit channel, reserved exclusively for the attendees of the ATMOsphere America Summit.

About shecco

For the last 18 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate-friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating and cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences, virtual trade shows and national workshops.

Contact us

Charlotte Darniche Deputy Events Manager, shecco charlotte.darniche@shecco.comMarc Chasserot CEO, shecco