What are advanced climate technologies?
Advanced climate technologies include new-generation HFOs and blends, and select HFCs with lower GWP compared to previous products. These solutions for refrigerants, propellants, and blowing agents significantly reduce total climate impact, and maintain or improve energy efficiency, affordability, and flexibility to enable use for a wide variety of applications and climates.
How are advanced climate technologies different from previous products?
Advanced climate technologies are environmentally preferable, offering significantly lower GWP than older products to help meet environmental regulatory requirements.
Do advanced climate technologies include industrial chemicals, often marketed as natural refrigerants?
No. Advanced climate technologies refer to the next-generation class of refrigerants comprised of low-GWP HFOs and blends.
Are refrigerants the only advanced climate technology of concern?
Advanced climate technologies include more than refrigerants. Vital products, such as blowing agents, that help make insulation energy efficient and safe, fire suppressants that protect human life and property, and pharmaceutical propellants that make up consumer goods, are also part of the conversation.