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  • New refrigerant regulations in California

    Starting in January 2012, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will apply new refrigerant regulations In California.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/21
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Regulations Reminder

    The EC Directorate General of Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has put out information on Decree No. 2005-944 of August 2, 2005. The latter modifies Decree No. 64-949 of September 9, 1964 in order to bring it into line...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/19
  • Regulations: Germany

    An integrated plan comprising 14 separate legislative measures, built around the overall target to reduce GHG emissions by 40% by 2020, is the world's most ambitious national environment package so far. If all the measures are implemented in time,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • French regulations available online

    RETA, a database containing the regulations in force concerning Technical Equipment used in the Building Industry, achieved using the collection of regulations referenced, classified and diffused by COSTIC over the past thirty years, is now freely...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/03
  • Brief: ARI call for HFC regulations

    The vice-president of engineering and research at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), Mark Menzer, (also the US delegate to the IIR), stated during the ARI Spring meeting that ARI would like the US Environmental Protection...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Regulations and use of HFCs in the USA

    Under section 608 of the Clean Air Act, it has been illegal since November 15, 1995, to knowingly vent substitutes for CFC and HCFC refrigerants during the maintenance, service, repair and disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment....

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Canada: HFC regulations enter in force

    On April 16, 2018, an amendment to the Canadian Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations entered into force, ensuring Canada's full compliance with its obligations under the Kigali Amendment.

    • Publication date : 2018/06/22
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Publication of EU eco-design regulations for commercial refrigeration appliances

    The Ecodesign regulations setting energy efficiency requirements for commercial appliances will apply in all 28 EU member states from March 2021.

    • Publication date : 2019/12/30
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Latest trends in global energy-saving regulations

    A summary of the latest trends from the JARN.

    • Publication date : 2017/08/14
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • United States: latest news on HFC regulations

    The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has restored restrictions on the transition from ozone-depleting substances to high GWP HFCs.

    • Publication date : 2020/04/24
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • France: the government recently published several documents on HFC regulations (in French)

    On November 22, 2017, the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity-based Transition (Ministère de la Transition énergétique et solidaire) published two documents which summarise the different regulations on HFCs at different levels...

    • Publication date : 2017/12/01
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Daimler agrees to use R1234yf to comply with EU regulations

    Daimler agrees to use R1234yf but will phase in CO2 from next year.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/06
  • F-gas Regulation

    The F-gas Regulation (842/2006/EC) entered into force on July 4, 2007. The various measures introduced by the Regulation to ensure reduced emissions of F-gases are leak check procedures, labelling provisions, and high standards for the training...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • F-gas Regulation

    The European Union's "F-gas" Regulation No. 842/2006 is now applied with effect on July 4, 2007 in the 27 European Member States. This Regulation aims at minimizing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, including HFCs. -For stationary...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • New F-gases Regulation: an ambitious

    Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 17, 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) entered into force on July 4, 2006. It shall apply with effect from July 4, 2007 in the 25 European Member...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/14
  • The IIR participated in the EC consultation on the F-gas Regulation

    In response to the European Commission (EC) consultation, the IIR sent comments on an EC report on the application, effects and adequacy of the F-gas Regulation.

    • Publication date : 2012/02/08
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • 2015 rings in the EU F-gas regulation

    The new IIR Informatory Note presents an overview of HFC Regulations worldwide with a focus on the EU F-gas Regulation .

    • Publication date : 2015/01/13
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Review of F-gas regulation - IIR contribution

    The IIR has responded to the European Commission consultation “Fluorinated greenhouse gases – review of EU rules (2015-20)” which aims to collect opinions and suggestions about the update of the F-gas Regulation...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/06
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • New IIR Informatory Note on “Qualification and Certification of Refrigeration Technicians”

    The 28th IIR Informatory Note summarizes global, regional and national standards and regulations relative to the qualification and certification of refrigerating systems personnel.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/07
  • Discover the 36th IIR Informatory Note on “Flammable Refrigerants”

    The 36th IIR Informatory Note on “Flammable Refrigerants” provides a comprehensive introduction to matters such as flammability characteristics, classifications and governing rules such as safety standards and regulations covering the entire...

    • Publication date : 2018/02/07
  • Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the IIR, during MOP 28

    Statement Given by the Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) during the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP-28) in Kigali...

    • Publication date : 2020/03/29
    • Subjects: Developing country, Regulation, Environment
  • Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the IIR, during COP 21

    Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) during the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris (November...

    • Publication date : 2020/03/29
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment
  • Conference update: Ohrid

    The 3rd IIR event in a series, Ammonia Refrigeration Technology was held on May 7-9, 2009, in Ohrid, Macedonia. With 95 participants from 24 countries and 32 papers presented, the event was very successful. A key focus of this series of...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/27
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    Since the beginning of the year, the Focus section of the Newsletter has dealt with environmental measures in general and measures addressing HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in particular that have already been adopted or are foreseen in various...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • News from IIR members: IIAR

    The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) recently published an updated Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration encompassing a background section and information on management and responsibilities, chemical safety, protective...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Conference report: Russia

    Russia : the IIR co-sponsored the International Conference on the "Refrigeration Industry in 21st Century". The conference was held in Moscow on December 6-8, 2004, at the International Industrial Academy. Many presentations were food-industry...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Las Vegas

    The 8th IEA International Heat Pump Conference (co-sponsored by the IIR) took place in Las Vegas, USA on May 30-June 2, 2005. There were 220 attendees at this very interesting conference on technology that can save energy, both in cooling and...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Conference update: Amsterdam

    With "Explore the future: Green, lean, and cost-effective cold storage and distribution operations" as theme, the 12th European Cold Chain Logistics Education Program & Trade Show is to be held on January 26-27, 2009 in Amsterdam. This event...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • New publications: Ammonia as a Refrigerant

    The new version of the IIR's guide Ammonia as a Refrigerant has just been published! It was prepared by Dr A.B. Pearson, member of IIR Commission E1. The overarching aim is to enhance decision-makers', designers', fitters' and end-users' knowledge...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • IIR-elearning-training partnership

    The IIR and elearning-training have partnered to encourage access to on-line training courses in refrigeration, especially in developing countries: IIR members will be able to benefit from training courses on Refrigeration Fundamentals, Air...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24