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HFCs Beyond Cooling: Tackling Emissions in Fire Suppression and Other Industries

Deciphering the AIM Act: Unveiling the EPA’s Subsection H Proposed Changes – Part Three of Our In-Depth Series



Modern fire suppression systems often use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where sensitive environments would be negatively impacted by water.

On Oct. 6, the EPA introduced new rules as part of the AIM Act, and is now stepping in to ensure enough recycled HFCs are available, requiring better tracking of HFC containers and stricter labeling to prevent leaks.

Please join us for part three of our four-part series on recent changes to EPA regulations where we focus on one of the forgotten areas of refrigerant emissions – fire suppression systems. Modern fire suppression systems often use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) just like AC units and other cooling equipment, where sensitive environments would be negatively impacted by water-based systems. Monitoring and reporting on HFC leaks from these systems will now be required for most companies.

Join Ted Atwood, Fexa’s chief compliance and sustainability officer, as he simplifies the EPA’s proposed emissions reduction measures, aimed for implementation starting January 2025, including mandatory system maintenance, specialized technician training, and specific guidelines for HFC disposal, such as recycling and controlled destruction.

Register now for this Fexa/Trakref Network presentation and learn about:

  • Prohibition on releases due to the owner’s failure to maintain the system properly.
  • New training requirements for Fire Suppression Technicians;
  • New disposal guidelines for HFCs from fire suppression systems.
  • …. and much more.

Trakref, a Fexa solution, provides resources and support to businesses of all sizes as they navigate complex HVAC/R and refrigerant climate regulations. Our mission is to ensure that businesses are well-equipped and informed to meet these new standards head-on.

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The educator for this presentation will be Ted Atwood, Fexa’s Chief Compliance and Sustainability Officer. Ted has dedicated the past 30 years to reducing refrigerant leak rates. He founded Global Ozone Solutions in Eastern Europe, and co-founded RMS Solution in Houston, manufacturing high-volume refrigerant reclamation machinery for clients globally. In 1996, Ted established Polar Technology, developing 11 high-yield recycling plants in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, becoming a top recycling facility. He pioneered carbon market offset programs as a founding member of the Chicago Climate Exchange, recycling over 1000 tons of refrigerants yearly. He also founded Trakref, a Fexa solution, a blockchain-based compliance and sustainability software platform managing the lifecycle of refrigerants and HVAC/r systems.