Johnson Controls, the HVAC systems and controls business, was at the White House, Washington DC, last week for talks about the phase down of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
Laura Wand, vice president, global chiller solutions at Johnson Controls' buildings business said:
"A building's heating and cooling systems account for approximately 40 percent of its yearly CO2 emissions. We can make an impact by improving the energy efficiency of the system to reduce power consumption as well as increasing the use of low-GWP refrigerants.”
In addition, Johnson Controls announced that it is making $100,000 available for independent research into developing safety standards for 'mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants'.